Voting rights group sues Laurel Lee, Ashley Moody to have courts create congressional map

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The Governor plans to veto the Legislature’s map. A suit argues citizens need one now.

The first lawsuit has been filed over Florida’s new congressional map — or lack thereof.

Plaintiffs sued the state for not having a map implemented a couple months ahead of candidate qualifying. The lawsuit was announced by Democracy Docket, headed by Democratic voting rights attorney Marc Elias.

“Florida needs a new congressional map, immediately,” reads the complaint.

“Voters, candidates, and Florida’s election administration apparatus need a lawful congressional districting plan to ensure the orderly administration of the 2022 midterm elections.”

The lawsuit was filed in the 2nd Judicial Circuit Court in Leon County.

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