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From The Hill:

A Florida Circut County Court has struck down the state's congressional map and ordered a redrawing of district lines.

In his 41-page ruling issued Thursday evening, Judge Terry Lewis writes that the map drawn by the GOP-controlled legislature for the 2012 elections violated the state constitution's Fair Districts Amendments, specifically in regard to the Rep. Corrine Brown's (D) Jacksonville-based 5th District and Rep. Daniel Webster's (R) Orlando-area 10th District.


"The impact can’t be understated, because it really forces almost all of the districts to be adjusted to be more competitive in Florida. Politically, we’re going to be seeing the ramifiactions for years to come," said one Florida Democratic strategist, who admitted the changes likely wouldn't be in place until 2016.

The GOP can't win on their ideas, so they have to cheat. Voter suppression and gerrymandering are two sides of the same coin. Thank goodness there are at least some judicial barriers to these craven Republican schemes.

Originally posted to Animal Nuz on Thu Jul 10, 2014 at 06:53 PM PDT.

Also republished by Good News, North & Central Florida Kossacks, and DKos Florida.

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