Posts Tagged ‘ Redistricting ’

Fair Districts: Balart Bros. Show Redistricting Matters

September 8, 2010

In 1992, a Freshman Republican was elected to represent the Miami area in the US House. The GOP majority in the Florida legislature district had just designed his district as a safe Republican South Florida “Hispanic access seat.” His name: Lincoln Diaz-Balart. In 2002, a Freshman Republican was elected to represent the Miami area in [...]

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Editing the Constitution: Amendments 5, 6 are a BFD

September 7, 2010

This November, Florida voters will have a chance to enact meaningful changes to a redistricting process that has historically been a gerrymandering free for all. Amendments 5 and 6 are citizen initiatives that will enshrine fair redistricting rules into the state constitution, forcing an end to the practice of lawmakers custom designing their own voter [...]

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Editing The Constitution – Developing News

July 10, 2010

Note: The Florida Constitution series of posts is officially veering slightly off course with this post on developing news.  However, upcoming posts on all the individual amendments are still planned.  Stay tuned. In Florida we saw major developments this week regarding constitutional amendments on this year’s ballot. A gubernatorial candidate has sued to block the [...]

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Editing the Constitution

July 5, 2010

Florida’s constitution is truly an evolving document. Every two years, amendments are proposed and and those that pass muster with Florida voters are edited into the text of the original document rather than just being tacked on at the end. The current version of our state constitution is full of seamless and not so seamless [...]

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