Groups Ask Judge to Delay Florida Election and Redraw Map | NBC 6 South Florida

Groups Ask Judge to Delay Florida Election and Redraw Map



    A Florida judge is being asked to move election dates this fall and adopt new districts for Congress.

    Circuit Judge Terry Lewis ruled that the state Legislature illegally drew Florida's congressional districts to primarily benefit the Republican Party.

    Florida legislative leaders say they will redraw the districts, but they have asked Lewis to delay that until after the November elections.

    Groups suing the Legislature filed their own motion Wednesday saying that legislators can't be trusted to follow the law. They want Lewis to adopt a new map they submitted, or have an independent expert draw one up.

    The motion also asks Lewis to adjust this fall's election calendar. Some of the suggestions include moving the state's Aug. 26 primary to Sept. 30, or even moving the general election date.

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