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Groups want Florida judge to reject new map for Congress; Call new map partisan and invalid

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TALLAHASSEE, Florida — A coalition suing to change Florida's congressional districts is asking a judge to reject a newly proposed map.

The Florida Legislature last week passed a new map that alters seven of 27 congressional districts. Lawmakers adopted the new map after Judge Terry Lewis ruled the current congressional map was drawn to benefit Republicans.

But the League of Women Voters of Florida and other groups on Monday filed court papers maintaining the new map is "brazenly partisan" and was adopted in a partisan process. They want Lewis to impose his own map.

The group maintains that the sprawling district held by U.S. Rep. Corinne Brown is still being packed with Democrats in order to aid Republicans.

The coalition also maintains there is still time to implement the new map this year.

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