Rose’s Douglas Johnson on Florida redistricting

The McClatchy News Service published an article on December 20th quoting Rose Institute Fellow Douglas Johnson discussing the effect that the reapportionment may have in Florida. The article is titled “Latest Florida recount: State may gain 2 House seats.”

In the article, Johnson notes that 90% of redistricting plans end up going to court. He says, “Florida’s redistricting is certainly not going to be a smooth ride.” Discussing the difficultly of predicting census numbers before their release, Johnson says, “all these estimates are based on demographic models and we’ve never had a situation like the housing and foreclosure crisis…The models don’t know how to capture that. There’s likely to be even more surprises than usual.”

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