Florida’s Republican governor and GOP-led legislature are attempting to retain a stranglehold on state government and cement their control in Tallahassee for another decade. Déjà vu 2002.
Just like in 2002, the GOP is ignoring the will of the people. Voters in 2010 overwhelmingly approved the Fair Districts amendments with 63 percent of the vote in a clear demand for a different process — one free from incumbent protection and partisan advantage.
Let’s remember how we got here.
In 2002, Florida’s legislature, with Republicans at the helm, undertook a blatantly partisan redistricting process bent solely on increasing their power — and increase their power they did. Today, Floridians are living with this partisan legacy of districts that make little sense except as means to disenfranchise voters.