POLITICO--Fla. judge: Redraw congressional map now

By Tarini Parti

A Florida judge has asked the state legislature to redraw the state’s congressional map by Aug. 15, holding out the possibility that Florida could postpone some or all of its House elections until after the scheduled general election on Nov. 4.

Leon County Circuit Court Judge Terry Lewis, who ruled last month that the Republican-controlled legislature violated the state constitution by taking politics into consideration when drawing two of the state’s 27 congressional districts after the 2010 Census, asked the legislature on Friday to submit a “remedial or revised map” within two weeks. After that map is submitted, he said he would “consider additional evidence as to the legal and logistical obstacles to holding delayed elections for affected districts in 2014.”

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