TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — While critics decried a congressional redistricting map submitted by Republican Ron DeSantis as racially motivated and drawn to benefit the GOP, the staffer who drew up the maps told reporters on Tuesday. legislators that he had not considered racial or partisan politics. consideration during its preparation.
Lawmakers have been called back to the Capitol for a special session to approve new congressional districts after DeSantis vetoed maps they approved last month. The Republican House and Senate leaders opted not to try drawing cards again, but rather to pick up one submitted by DeSantis.