A longtime reader writes:
Since the existing congressional districts in central and northeast Florida are unconstitutional, how fast can Florida hold elections implementing new congressional redistricting maps?County supervisors of election from the affected areas say they can hold a special election as soon as December 2014.
Secretary of State Ken Detzner says election officials need at least half a year longer, until May 2015. In other words, over nine months from now.
That wide gulf is certainly curious. And obviously, the longer the delay in implementing new maps, the longer Florida must conduct elections using unconstitutional districts.