Tallahassee, FL — Florida Democratic Party Executive Director Scott Arceneaux issued the following statement today in response to the House Republicans’ vote to pass gerrymandered maps which violate the Fair District amendments and seek to suppress the voice of Florida’s citizens.
“For over a year, Gov. Rick Scott and Republicans have single-mindedly pursued one of the most egregious assaults on our voting rights in a generation. This vote by the GOP is nothing less than a slap-in-the face to the 63-percent of Florida voters who approved Fair Districts — the maps passed today by the Florida House are unconstitutional, pure and simple. They represent just the type of partisan gerrymandering and incumbent protection voters rejected in 2010. We have no doubt that the Florida courts will ultimately step in to protect the constitutional rights of every Floridian and throw out these maps.”