Voting rights groups seek injunction against Florida congressional redistricting plan

Several voting rights advocacy organizations have filed for a temporary injunction against a portion of Florida’s newly drawn Congressional elections map. The temporary injunction is sought in order to maintain the integrity of District 5 for the August 23rd primaries. The sprawling district currently encompasses several Black communities and is represented by a Black Member of Congress. Voting rights organizations argue that dissolving this constituency violates the Fair Districting Amendment in the state’s own constitution. 

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