|Published:||Feb 09, 2012 4:15 PM EST|
|Updated:||Feb 09, 2012 4:15 PM EST|
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Florida's proposed redistricting plan for congressional districts improves on two newly-required standards for reshaping the state's political boundaries but falls short on two others.
The Florida Senate will consider the plan on Thursday.
An analysis by The Associated Press shows the proposal creates more compact congressional districts and fewer cases of counties split up by district boundaries when compared to the old plan passed a decade ago.
But the new plan increases the number of districts with a wide split between Democrats and Republicans. And it slightly decreases the average district's minority population.
Florida voters last year approved new standards for reshaping congressional districts. They require that districts be compact, do nothing to dilute minority voting power or favor one party over another.
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