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Florida poised to revise congressional districts

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Florida poised to revise congressional districts

By AP. CREATED Aug 4, 2014

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida's legislative leaders are deciding that after a protracted legal battle over the state's 27 congressional districts they will draw a new map.
   
The big question remains, however, when will voters starting using it.
   
House Speaker Will Weatherford told legislators late Sunday the Legislature will convene a special session Thursday to address "limited concerns" raised by a Florida judge over the existing districts.
   
Circuit Judge Terry Lewis sparked the move after ruling Friday that legislators had until Aug. 15 to give him a new map. Lewis ruled in July that the current districts are invalid.
   
Voters in Florida, however, are scheduled to start early voting later this month.
   
Weatherford said that while legislators will pass a new map they'll fight to keep from implementing it right away.

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