TALLAHASSEE — In new court filings, House and Senate Republican leaders are conceding they deleted records related to the 2012 re-drawing of congressional and legislative maps.
The voting-rights groups — including the League of Women Voters, Common Cause, and individual voters — challenging Florida's re-drawn congressional maps notified a Leon County court Wednesday that they intended to place House and Senate officials under oath to find out what documents were destroyed and why.
"The admission that redistricting records were destroyed should have Florida voters up in arms," League President Deirdre Macnab said in a statement.
House Speaker Will Weatherford in a statement said that legislators had not intentionally destroyed any records. Instead the House discarded records according to existing rules. He also said that the Legislature has already handed over thousands of
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