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So Ive finally finished my long and exhausting remap of the FL State House. Its late and Im tired so Ill provide more analysis later. This map created a very even playing field for the Democrats and Republicans in Florida, creating about 39 lean D seats, 40 lean R seats, and 21 true tossups. I drew this map without even looking at partisan numbers, only looking at major city boundries and county boundries. Obviously there were numbers calls I made that a court (which is where I believe a map will be decided) might otherwise decide. Im going to split this in 3 seperate diaries because there are way too many districts to write on.

Lets start with North Florida:

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Pensacola area:

District 1, 3 and 4 are Safe Republican

District 2: (Green) Believe it or not a tossup 52-48 McCain district can be made in Pensacola, just goes to show how Rep-friendly the maps are right now. Tossup

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Panhandle:

District 5: nothing to see here, more safe R rural territory

District 6: same as above

District 7: Rep Alan Williams' district isn't AA majority or VRA protected anyway, but it does become a tossup with it having to become compact, hes a team player though so I think hell take one for the team here. Tossup

District 8: Becomes a Tallahassee core district, its white majority but would probably elect talented young AA politicans like City Commissioner Andrew Gillum or County Comm. Nick Maddox. Safe Dem

District 9: Michelle Rehwinkle-Vasilinda wont like this district, it takes in alot of rural Tallahassee suburbs but I think her willingness to cross the aisle will help her hold on. Tossup

District 10: more Republican rural counties. Safe R

District 11: in between Tallahassee and Jacksonville, nothing else interesting here. Safe R

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District 12: (Cornflower blue) white Republican suburbs. Safe R

District 13: (Dark Salmon) less Republican, maybe suseptable to wave years but otherwise, Safe R

District 14: (Olive) Part of the Jacksonville inner-city, and heavily AA, core. Safe D

District 15: (Dark Orange) The rest of the inner city core, this may also be where Mayor-elect Alvin Brown lives as well. Safe D

District 16: (Lime) more Republican suburbs. Safe R

District 17: (yellow) alright, im repeating myself but what can you do. Safe R

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Gainesville area:

District 18: the eastern half of Alachua County, it contains about half of Gainesville. Safe D

District 19: the western half of Alachua plus some rural counties, its about 51-49 McCain. Tossup

Alright so far that brings us to 4 Safe Dems, 11 Safe Republicans, and 4 tossups. This is better than the current map as we only have 4 Safe Dems and no tossups in north florida. Next Ill post Tampa to Orlando, stay tuned

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