Fla. Lawmakers Send Revised Redistricting Map to Supreme Court

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- The Republican-majority Florida Legislature is sending a revised Senate redistricting map back to the state Supreme Court.

The House on Tuesday gave the map final approval on a 61-47 vote that went largely along party lines.

The Senate passed the revised plan last week. It's a response to findings by the Supreme Court.

The justices affirmed the 120-seat House map but ruled the 40-district Senate plan violated new anti-gerrymandering standards. The majority ruled in part that it intentionally favored incumbents and Republicans.

If the justices still find problems in the new map they could redraw it themselves.

The House vote wrapped up a 15-day special redistricting session a day early.

The chamber turned down an alternative map offered by Democrats before taking a final vote.

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