August 25, 2014 •
Florida Judge Approves Changes to Congressional Map
A Leon County Circuit Court judge has approved the Florida Legislature’s changes to the state’s congressional map. Judge Terry Lewis’ ruling in July found the 5th and 10th congressional districts to be in violation of the Florida Constitution and ordered the Legislature to redraw the map. The approval, however, did not call for a special election to implement the new districts.
All 2014 elections will be held under the current map and the changes, affecting a total of seven districts, will go into effect in 2016. Challengers of the congressional map, including the League of Women Voters, believe the new map does not go far enough and plan to appeal.
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