Ron Desantis is defying his own party by threatening to veto their redistricting map and forcing a special session. Desantis wants to eliminate the districts currently held by black Democrats Val Demings and Al Lawson.
DeSantis is targeting Black-held congressional seats. And his own party. He wants a court fight aimed at provisions in the federal Voting Rights Act and Florida’s constitution as he runs for re-election.
A pro-active move by national Democratic lawyer Marc Elias’ law firm is asking state courts to create a new congressional map, which must be drawn every 10 years under the U.S. Constitution.
DeSantis is building his 2024 campaign on a Trump-on-steroids menu of pro-COVID, anti-LGBT, anti-Black, anti-teacher, control-the-women, undiluted fascism. The far right loves it and Florida Republicans are too scared of him to get in the way.
INSIDE RIGHT: There is voter fraud and the Governor is protecting the citizens of Florida. (There is no fraud and polls have DeSantis low favorability.)