May 11, 2022

Congressman Al Lawson Statement on State Judge Striking Down DeSantis’ Unconstitutional Congressional Map

U.S. Rep. Al Lawson (FL-05) issued the following statement about the 2nd Judicial Circuit Court Judge striking down the DeSantis enacted congressional map.

“I am pleased by the 2nd Judicial Circuit Court order to overrule DeSantis’ unconstitutional congressional map.

“The judge recognizes that this map is unlawful and diminishes African Americans’ ability to elect representatives of their choice.

“DeSantis is wrong for enacting this Republican-leaning map that is in clear violation of the U.S. and state constitutions.

“It is critical to maintain congressional district five so minority voters have a voice at the ballot box in November. I am optimistic that future courts will also do what is right.”