NEWS FROM THE FLORIDA DEMOCRATIC PARTY
For Immediate Release: November 28, 2011
Contact: Brannon Jordan, (850) 222-3411
STATEMENT FROM FLA DEMS CHAIR ON STATE SENATE PROPOSED REDISTRICTING MAPS
Smith: Proposed Maps Give New Meaning to the Word Malapportioned
Tallahassee, FL – Florida Democratic Party Chairman Rod Smith today issued the following statement on the proposed redistricting maps for congressional and senate districts released by the Florida Senate.
Statement from Florida Democratic Party Chairman Rod Smith:
“Today, Florida Republicans have taken a state – which experts have long considered one of the most malapportioned states in the country – and worsened it. In doing so, they have chosen to thwart the will of 63-percent of Florida voters by proposing maps that are aimed at incumbent protection and partisan advantage – the very things which Florida’s Constitution now prohibits.
“From virtually eliminating the seat currently held by the Democratic Senate leader, to avoiding placing a single Republican incumbent at risk, it is clear the Florida GOP are working overtime to protect their interest ahead of the interest of the people they serve.”