Redrawn Redistricting Maps Head to Fla. Supreme Court

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- Attorney General Pam Bondi is sending the Florida Legislature's redrawn Senate map to the state Supreme Court.

Bondi submitted it Thursday. The justices initially approved the House map but rejected the Senate plan because it violated new Fair District standards.

Meanwhile, three groups that backed the Fair Districts standards released their own Senate plan. They say the Republican-controlled Legislature's revised map still misses the mark.

The League of Women Voters, National Council of La Raza and Common Cause say their alternative complies with Fair Districts.

Bondi's action came nine days after lawmakers passed the map and before her 15-day deadline. But Democrats still accuse the Republican attorney general of partisan stalling.

The justices must approve or redraw the map before candidate qualifying begins June 4.

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