Steve Schale: Big redistricting winner is Orlando
Smart guy Steve Schale peels back some of the Census data and it's repercussions for Congressional redistricting. Loads of interesting nuggets. Read the whole thing, but here are some nuggets.
....By going to 27 districts, the big winner is Orlando, though arguably the other big winner is Miami, which under a 26 seat scenario would lose Congressional representation. With the addition of two seats, Orlando will see the largest gain, nearly 3/4ths of a seat, followed by Tampa, which will see nearly ½ of a new seat. The West Palm Beach and Fort Myers will both see more representation, with the rest of the state remaining virtually unchanged....