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Thursday, May 12, 2022

A Florida circuit court judge signaled Wednesday that a new congressional map championed by Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis is likely unconstitutional, siding with Democrats and voting rights groups who said the map would illegally suppress Black voters in northern Florida.

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"Judge J. Layne Smith, a DeSantis appointee to the 2nd Circuit Court of Florida, said during a hearing that he intended to issue an order granting an injunction that would prevent the map from going into effect. Smith said the map violates the state constitution "because it diminishes African Americans' ability to elect the representative of their choice."

Florida's Republican-controlled legislature pushed through the state's new congressional boundaries along party lines in a contentious April special session. The approved map, put forward by DeSantis, controversially eliminated two districts represented by Black Democrats and would given Republicans an advantage in as many as 20 of 28 districts."

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If you can't win legally, just change the rules.... that seems to be the GOP mantra on all issues these days.

#1 | Posted by Corky at 2022-05-11 03:04 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

The left want diversity, equality, and integration, except when it comes to voting.

Then they demand blacks vote as a bloc.

#2 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2022-05-12 08:42 PM | Reply

...also notice it's a white cracker complaining.

#3 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2022-05-12 08:42 PM | Reply

- complaining.

More like whining inanely, as per usual. Thanks for reminding me to log in before I look at threads. Saves on the amount of stupid I see.

and... GOP redistricting is for "diversity"> hahahahaha! No wonder you're killfiled.

#4 | Posted by Corky at 2022-05-12 10:27 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

DeSantis makes me ashamed of my state on a daily basis.

#5 | Posted by danni at 2022-05-13 08:32 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

Racist Ronny Rebuked.

Republicans in Florida continue to ignore what the people that live and vote in this state have put into our Constitution.
We voted to restore the right to vote to felons that had served their time. Republicans passed laws to thwart it.
We voted to make marijuana more accessible. Republicans passed laws to thwart it.
We voted to raise the minimum wage. Republicans passed laws to thwart it.
We voted to protect land and implement water conservation. Republicans passed laws to thwart it.
And then there's this. The people of Florida voted to make the districts more fair and balanced and less political, and what happened? Republicans in the Florida Legislature threw up their hands and ceded power to Kim Jong-Ron because he didn't like their much more fair map. Republicans sooooo desperately need an Alpha. Always.

So we get a little bit of a victory with this judge, but they'll appeal and try and run the clock out.

Also, the republicans have had it with the people putting things on the ballot and having the people vote for them, so guess what? The now conservative dominated Florida Supreme Court is rejecting all ballot initiatives that are viewed as "liberal." The republican dominated Legislature of Florida also passed a law sayng no more than $3,000 could be spent on a ballot initiative shutting down all attempts for people to exercise their right to speech in this process. That blatantly unconstitutional law was only recently struck down.

With that law, though, the republicans managed to push off a ballot initiative to expand Medicaid.

#6 | Posted by YAV at 2022-05-13 08:33 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#5 Do us a favor and move.

#7 | Posted by gracieamazed at 2022-05-13 08:34 AM | Reply

#5 Do us a favor and move.

#7 | POSTED BY GRACIEAMAZED A

The judge was fair to Black folk and, of course, you're pissed.

#8 | Posted by Zed at 2022-05-13 08:40 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

Sounds like Danni owns your pathetic, sorry, non-contributing, late comer to Florida, ass.

#9 | Posted by YAV at 2022-05-13 08:41 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

The judge was fair to Black folk and, of course, you're pissed.

Truth.

#10 | Posted by YAV at 2022-05-13 08:42 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Then they demand blacks vote as a bloc.

#2 | POSTED BY SHEEPLESCHISM

Racists vote as blocs. I don't see where the rest of us can't.

#11 | Posted by Zed at 2022-05-13 08:46 AM | Reply

"We voted to restore the right to vote to felons that had served their time. Republicans passed laws to thwart it.
We voted to make marijuana more accessible. Republicans passed laws to thwart it.
We voted to raise the minimum wage. Republicans passed laws to thwart it.
We voted to protect land and implement water conservation. Republicans passed laws to thwart it."

Those were all issues voted on in Florida and passed?

#12 | Posted by eberly at 2022-05-13 09:33 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

Yes, Eberly. We did and they all passed.

#13 | Posted by YAV at 2022-05-13 11:04 AM | Reply

Now just remember republicans ...

"We can't be an institution that can be bullied into giving you just the outcomes you want!"

#14 | Posted by donnerboy at 2022-05-13 12:09 PM | Reply

Do us a favor and move.
#7 | POSTED BY GROSSKUNT

Gracie hates black people?

Who would have guessed it.

You building pipe bombs to send to the judge, skunt?

Judge J. Layne Smith, better ask for extra protection.

Trumpers are irrational people prone to violence.

His life may be in jeopardy.

#15 | Posted by ClownShack at 2022-05-13 12:18 PM | Reply

Do us a favor and move.
#7 | POSTED BY GROSSKUNT

Btw, who's "us"?

You keep a dead rat in your underwear?

#16 | Posted by ClownShack at 2022-05-13 12:20 PM | Reply

It's to hide the smell.

#17 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2022-05-13 01:14 PM | Reply

How do supporters of the GOP agenda to disenfranchise black people live with themselves? I could not do it.

#18 | Posted by moder8 at 2022-05-13 01:58 PM | Reply

DeSantis makes me ashamed of my state on a daily basis.

#5 | POSTED BY DANNI

Couldn't be any clearer than that.

Well said Danni. (Less is more!)

#19 | Posted by donnerboy at 2022-05-13 08:03 PM | Reply

How do supporters of the GOP agenda to disenfranchise black people live with themselves?

Alcohol.

Works for Gracieskunt.

#20 | Posted by ClownShack at 2022-05-14 03:19 AM | Reply

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