• Florida Gov. Scott approves new congressional map

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    TALLAHASSE, Fla. - Florida Gov. Rick Scott is signing off on new maps that will alter several congressional districts.

    Scott on Wednesday signed into law a new map approved by the Republican-controlled Florida Legislature.

    The map will be presented to a Florida judge who ruled that the state's current map included districts that were illegally drawn to help the GOP.

    Judge Terry Lewis had given legislators until Aug. 15 to come up with a valid map.

    The new map approved this week reshapes the boundaries of seven of the state's 27 congressional districts.

    But the groups that sued the Legislature say they will ask Lewis to reject it.

    League of Women Voters of Florida President Deirdre Macnab said that the new map "looks suspiciously" like the previous one that was ruled unconstitutional.

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