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Florida redistricting lawsuit: State preparing for both court-ordered and DeSantis-signed maps

Florida redistricting lawsuit: State preparing for both court-ordered and DeSantis-signed maps

Florida’s department of state asked election officials Tuesday to be prepared to implement either a court-ordered map or the original map signed by Gov. Ron DeSantis. “To the extent that it is possible, we ask that you proceed on two fronts and plan to implement both maps,” wrote Brad McVay, general counsel for the Florida Department of State. “At a minimum, as you undertake implementation on [the court-ordered map], you should make sure to preserve any and all work that has already been done towards implementing” the earlier enacted plan. Second Judicial Circuit Judge J. Layne Smith ordered a new map last…

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