Justice Department approves proposed redistricting plans in Florida
April 30th, 2012
06:18 PM ET
11 years ago

Justice Department approves proposed redistricting plans in Florida

Washington (CNN) - The Justice Department announced Monday it has approved all redistricting plans for the state of Florida.

The head of the Civil Rights Division, Thomas Perez, sent a letter to the Office of the Florida Attorney General, as well as lawyers for the Florida House and Senate, saying the plans are adequate to meet the requirements of the Civil Rights Act.

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The redistricting process was led by Republicans who control both the governor's office and the state legislature.

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soundoff (5 Responses)
  1. The Real Truth and Nothing But Real Truth

    I guess the Obama administration didn't want to tick off the voters of Florida in hopes they would vote for Obama. Either that or they have simply run out of lawyers to sue any more states. I doubt it will help. Romney will win Florida by 3%. People want jobs and Obama isn't doing HIS job. He was not elected to the the Campaigner/Divider-in-Chief.

    April 30, 2012 06:23 pm at 6:23 pm |
  2. charlie avila

    The united states are a nation in "decline". It is almost in bankruptcy!!...it can't fight another war unless using drones. And, to me, nasa never went to the moon. It was a lie and a fraud!!....

    April 30, 2012 08:09 pm at 8:09 pm |
  3. S.B. Stein E.B. NJ

    You do have to wonder how far off these people are that their redistricting ideas need supervision.

    April 30, 2012 10:20 pm at 10:20 pm |
  4. No Thank You

    better make sure they aren't using redistricting to cook the elections.

    April 30, 2012 11:13 pm at 11:13 pm |
  5. Chris

    Here in Florida, a couple years back, there was a bill on the ballot that would forbid any form of gerrymandering. It passed in a landside with support of people from all parts of the political spectrum. But the Republican controlled legislature threw it out, saying that people didn't know what they were doing. So much for democracy huh?

    May 1, 2012 06:36 am at 6:36 am |