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Miami Herald reporter acts as Democratic consultant in redistricting process

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Florida Representatives listen during a legislative session, Tuesday, April 27, 2021, at the Capitol in Tallahassee, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

She’ll either get a letter in her personnel file or a Pulitzer for this. Is anyone surprised?

Tallahassee bureau chief Mary Ellen Klas encouraged Democratic state senator Randolph Bracy to request racial demographic information of a proposed state Senate district, according to audio a staffer recorded following a Nov. 17 redistricting hearing. Klas, who is covering the redistricting process, said the information should be in the legislative record should Democrats challenge the map in court.

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