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From The Miami Herald:

TALLAHASSEE -- -- Circuit Court Judge Terry Lewis ruled Friday that the Florida Legislature must immediately revise its flawed congressional map and gave it until Aug. 15 to submit a revised map and ordered the state to propose a special election for the affected congressional districts.

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Lewis agreed with the Legislature's lawyers and concluded "there is just no way, legally or logistically, to put in place a new map, amend the various deadlines and have elections on November 4th as prescribed by Federal law."

Lewis acknowledged that there is no easy solution but suggested "it might be possible to push the general election date back to allow for a special election in 2014 for any affected districts."

http://www.miamiherald.com/...

B-b-but changing the map before the November elections would cause "horrific uncertainty"! Lolz

Three weeks ago the same judge struck down the GOP-drawn maps, but had yet to decide on corrective measures:
http://thehill.com/...

In related news, in case you missed it, the Department of Justice has joined lawsuits in Wisconsin and Ohio against discriminatory voting laws. Check out poopdogcomedy's diary for more:
http://www.dailykos.com/...

Be it by gerrymandering, curtailing early voting, or passing racist voter ID laws, the GOP is doing every thing it can to steal the vote in November. They know it's their only hope of winning. Good to see some policing of this desperate, un-American ploy.

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