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August 15, 2014


Florida May Not Be Able to Hold Valid Elections

Florida Secretary of State Ken Detzner told a judge that the state "couldn't organize special elections to fill seven newly drawn congressional seats until March 2015 at the earliest," the Orlando Sentinel reports.

But even that schedule "in all likelihood violates federal law requiring that members of Congress be elected on November 4, 2014, and serve two-year terms."

"Detzner wrote that March 17, 2015, was the earliest date the state and county election supervisors could hold a special primary election to fill the new congressional districts, with a May 26 general election to follow. But that would render this fall's elections largely moot."












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