According to the Orlando Sentinel, Florida Democratic Party chairman Rod Smith is already blasting the state Senate’s proposals for how to redraw Florida’s congressional and state Senate districts.
Here’s what he had to say:
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.