Legislature makes unusual move, says DeSantis will map Florida congressional districts
Ron DeSantis waves to a cheering crowd at CPAC at the Hyatt Regency in Orlando on Feb. 26, 2021. - Stephen M. Dowell/Orlando Sentinel/TNS

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Florida’s Republican legislative leaders announced Monday that they are not crafting a new congressional map but will rather defer to Gov. Ron DeSantis to draft new maps that will be to his liking. The unusual move comes a week before state lawmakers are scheduled to head back to Tallahassee to address the state’s redistricting maps after DeSantis vetoed a congressional map approved by the GOP-dominated Legislature last month. Historically, the Legislature had led the redistricting process. The change to the status quo shows just how much influence and power DeSantis wields...