Florida Voters Sue Governor Over Delayed Legislative Special Elections

On Friday, a lawsuit was filed on behalf of Florida voters against Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) for his failure to call three special elections to fill vacancies in three majority-Black legislative districts.

Florida Lawmakers Plan to Limit Public Hearings on Redistricting

The GOP-controlled Florida Legislature suggested this week that they do not intend to host public redistricting hearings, drawing complaints from fair maps advocates.

Schumer Announces Senate Vote on Freedom to Vote Act

On Thursday morning, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) announced the Senate will hold a procedural vote to advance S. 2747, the Freedom to Vote Act, next Wednesday, Oct. 20.

Redistricting Rundown: Colorado

Independent commissions are hailed as a common sense solution. But concerns raised about Colorado’s new districts highlight the reality that commissions can draw maps with the same deficiencies as ones drawn by politicians.

By Democracy Docket