Orange County Redistricting
The decennial 2010 census shows us where population growth and shifts have occurred. The U.S. Constitution requires that political lines be redrawn to effect one-person one-vote equality. Control over the mapping process in redistricting determines political power for the next decade by reapportionment and redistricting. Voting is an integral part of our democracy and LatinoJustice PRLDEF will be on the ground and in the courts protecting the Latino community and our right to vote.
Florida's Orange County’s new Commission redistricting map is discriminatory and violates the civil rights of Latinos by diluting their voting strength, according to a lawsuit filed by several Orange County residents.
The lawsuit alleges that the Orange County Commission adopted a redistricting plan last November that minimized the voting strength of Latinos. The suit asks that the Court issue a declaratory judgment that the redistricting plan is unlawful and void. The suit further asks that the county be prevented from holding, supervising or certifying any elections under the current redistricting plan.
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