Florida Lawmakers Debate Changes To Congressional Districts

Posted by Mike Confino, August 17, 2014

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The Florida Legislature reconvened in a special session on Monday to debate changes to seven U.S. congressional districts after a judge earlier found the state’s redistricting map was unconstitutional.

Republican legislative leaders have rapidly advanced a plan to fix the district maps, developed in private and hurried through legislative committees, and may vote on the reshaped districts as soon as late Monday.

Leaders called the rare special session after Circuit Court Judge Terry Lewis ruled last month that the Republican-controlled Legislature had improperly rigged the maps to protect the GOP’s House majority in Washington.

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