ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Two members of Congress are challenging a
new amendment that sets rules for drawing congressional districts
in Florida, less than 24 hours after it was approved by voters.
U.S. Reps. Corrine Brown and Mario Diaz-Balart filed a lawsuit
challenging Amendment 6 Wednesday in federal court in Miami.
The lawsuit asks that the amendment be declared invalid and stopped
from being enforced.
They claim the new standards could threaten Florida's six
congressional districts where blacks and Hispanics are either the
majority or close to being in the majority, a contention strongly
disputed by the amendment's supporters.
The amendment requires districts be compact, equal in population
and make use of existing city, county and geographical boundaries.
Polling Place Distirct 1A
WALTON PARK RECREATION CENTER - 122 WALTON PARK DRIVE
Polling Place District 1B
ANDREW BELLE COMMUNITY CENTER - 1270 LAKE STREET
Polling Place District 2A
ROY DRIGGERS BUILDING (CIVIC CENTER) - 126 N. ST. ANDREWS STREET
Polling Place District 2B
WIREGRASS RECREATION CENTER - 620 6TH AVENUE
Polling Place District 3A
HOUSTON COUNTY FARM CENTER - 1701 E. COTTONWOOD ROAD
Polling Place District 3B
NATIONAL GUARD ARMORY - 1842 3RD AVENUE
Polling Place District 4A
DOTHAN UTILITIES COMPLEX - 200 KILGORE DRIVE
Polling Place District 4B
DOUG TEW RECREATION CENTER - 300 GARLAND STREET
Polling Place District 5A
WESTGATE RECREATION CENTER - 501 RECREATION ROAD
Polling Place District 5B
WESLEY MANOR RETIREMENT CENTER - 718 HONEYSUCKLE ROAD
Polling Place District 6A
VAUGHN-BLUMBER CENTER - 2715 FLYNN ROAD
Polling Place District 6B
WIREGRASS COMMONS MALL COMMUNITY ROOM - 900 COMMONS DRIVE