Two Amendments Could Change Florida's Political Landscape
In an election that seems based on anti-incumbent fever, Amendments 5 and 6 could mean all the difference for politicians who for quite some time have remained in democratic or republican strongholds. If passed by 60 percent of voters, the proposals would amend the Florida Constitution to require legislative and congressional districts to be drawn in a compact and geographically focused way. Some democrats argued the current system is simply unfair and designed to favor those in power.
"They pick us and we want to be able to pick them because with the lines that are drawn they are drawn so that they can be sure of reelecting themselves," said voter Lizzie Jenkins.
Republicans argued current districts are a way to ensure minority representation and the amendments are merely a power grab. To see more on this report, watch the video to your right.
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