Florida Senate readies new maps with plan that pits some Democrats against each other

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Miami Herald

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — As many as four South Florida Democrats and no Republicans would be drawn into districts with another state senator under a redistricting map a key Florida Senate committee is scheduled to approve on Thursday. On the first day of the legislative session, Senate Reapportionment Committee Chair Ray Rodrigues quietly selected two redistricting maps — one for Congress and the other for the state Senate — from dozens of submitted maps, and they will serve as the baseline for any amendments going forward. The congressional proposal, C8040, and the Senate map, S8046, were each one…

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