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PUB 700274: Congressional District Boundaries by Christopher Louis Licata III - Withdrawn by the Submitter

ARTICLE III: LEGISLATURE, Section 20. Standards for establishing congressional district boundaries.

SECTION 20. Standards for establishing congressional district boundaries.

In establishing congressional district boundaries:

  1. No apportionment plan or individual district shall be drawn with the intent to favor or disfavor a political party or an incumbent; and districts shall not be drawn with the intent or result of denying or abridging the equal opportunity of racial or language minorities to participate in the political process or to diminish their ability to elect representatives of their choice; and districts shall consist of contiguous territory.
  2. Unless compliance with the standards in this subsection conflicts with the standards in subsection (a) or with federal law, districts shall be as nearly equal in population as is practicable; districts shall be compact; and districts shall, where feasible, utilize existing political and geographical boundaries.
  3. The order in which the standards within subsections (a) and (b) of this section are set forth shall not be read to establish any priority of one standard over the other within that subsection.

ARTICLE III: LEGISLATURE, New Section.

Catchline: Congressional District Boundaries

 

Should the number of allotted representatives to the US Congress be prime then single member districts elected via instant exhaustive vote shall be employed. In all other cases the number of representatives allotted divided by a number between three and nine that equals a whole number shall revile the number of districts and the number of representatives per multi-member district and shall be elected via single transferable vote with due regaurd to droop quota.  In either case the State shall be divided into congressional districts of equal population using the optimal compactness algorithm (by Brian Olson of bdistricting.com), this done under the supervision of the Florida Legislature (the algorithm code be adapted to meet the 1 person deviation between population required compare to the 1% deviation employed.)