• Rep. Corrine Brown: Redrawing districts would disrupt elections


    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Rep. Corrine Brown commented Sunday after a state judge ordered state lawmakers to draw new congressional district maps by Aug. 15.     

    The judge's order also calls for a delay in elections in Brown's district.     

    Brown said that would disrupt the voting process.

    “The fact is you're going to change our elections and people are already voting,” Brown said. “Absentee ballots are already out. We're in a primary as we speak. And runoffs, and the general and everything is already in gear for this year, 2014.”     

    A previous ruling from the same judge found that Brown's District 5 and one other congressional district were both drawn to benefit incumbents.     

    Brown said her district was drawn to guarantee minority representation.

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