Fla. to Hold Special Session to Redraw Voting Map

Monday, 04 Aug 2014 12:59 PM

 

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink

Florida legislators will hold a nine-day special session to redraw the state's 27 congressional districts.

Legislative leaders made it official on Monday that the session begins Thursday at noon.

Senate President Don Gaetz says legislators will draw a new map that fixes two districts that a judge declared invalid. One district stretches from Jacksonville to Orlando, while the other is in central Florida.

Gaetz says in a statement that the new congressional map should have "minimal impact" on districts outside those areas.

A Florida circuit judge in July declared the state's current congressional map illegal because two districts have been drawn to benefit Republicans in violation of anti-gerrymandering laws.

Judge Terry Lewis last week ordered legislators to draw up a replacement map by Aug. 15

© Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Budweiser Scraps Clydesdales, Turns to Jay-Z for Holiday Ads

Monday, 24 Nov 2014 15:39 PM

In the face of declining sales, Budweiser is considering different strategies to increase consumption among younger drin . . .

Twitterverse Oozes With Anticipation of a Chuck Hagel Tell-All

Monday, 24 Nov 2014 15:23 PM

As Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel resigned Monday, political cynics were relishing the prospect of another tell-all book  . . .

Rasmussen: 1 in 2 Voters Disapprove of Obama's Amnesty Order

Monday, 24 Nov 2014 13:59 PM

A full half of American voters do not approve of President Obama's immigration executive order, and most believe the pla . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved