In response to Second Judicial Circuit Judge Marsh’s ruling blocking the State of Florida from using Governor DeSantis’s gerrymandered Congressional Map, Duval County Democratic Party Chair Daniel Henry released the following statement:
JACKSONVILLE, FL — “We applaud Judge Marsh’s ruling blocking the use of Governor DeSantis’s gerrymandered North Florida congressional map.
“From the beginning, we have advocated for fair maps that protect residents’ rights to have a voice in the U.S. House of Representatives. This ruling reaffirms our belief that the maps passed by the GOP-controlled Legislature, last year, illegally reduced Black voters’ electoral power and silenced their voices.
“It’s now incumbent on the Florida Legislature, to embrace this ruling, follow the state’s Fair Districts Amendment, and draw a fair and equitable map that restores the voting power of black voters.”