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STATEMENT FROM FDP CHAIR ROD SMITH ON SENATE LEADERSHIP'S SECOND ROUND OF FAILED MAPS

Orlando, FL — Florida Democratic Party Chairman Rod Smith today issued the following statement in response to the Senate leadership’s second proposed map which again fails to comply with Fair Districts:

“As they have since Florida voters passed Amendments 5 and 6, Republican leadership is fighting Fair Districts tooth and nail, resisting at every turn their duty to draw impartial maps that comply with the law and the will of the people. The map Sen. Don Gaetz has proposed brings us no closer to complying with the court’s ruling and is nothing more than a thinly veiled attempt by the GOP Senate leadership to stall the implementation of Fair Districts and cling to their gerrymandered power.  Not only have they thwarted the will of 63-percent of Florida voters,  they are now thumbing their nose at Florida’s Supreme Court. It’s clear they have no intent to comply with the court’s ruling.”

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