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  • A state judge in Florida ruled the states newly drawn Congressional map unconstitutional after the state conducted a “secret, organized campaign” to draw the new Congressional boundaries in the decennial redistricting process. The judge ruled that two districts, District 5 and 10, were invalid and had to be redrawn, along with any other districts that would be affected by their redrawing. The judge agreed that the Republican legislature collaborated with conservative and other right-leaning groups to draw the districts in a way that would be beneficial to the Republican party and detrimental to the Democratic party.
  • Dane Eagle, a State Representative in Florida, was arrested and charged with driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol for allegedly running a red light after leaving a local fast food restaurant. The arresting officer pulled Eagle over around 2 am and arrested him after noticing his eyes were bloodshot and his breath smelled of alcohol. The arresting office also said Eagle stumbled and struggled to stand upright on a flat roadway while he was talking with him. Mr. Eagle denied any wrongdoing in a statement and insisted he will fight the charge.
  • Jim Greer, the former chairman of the Republican Party of Florida, was sentenced to a year and a half in prison after pleading guilty to stealing $125,000 in Republican party funds. Mr. Greer pleaded guilty to four counts of theft and one count of money laundering. The sentence was half of the amount of prison time that the prosecutors requested.
  • State Republican officials have fired the vendor it had hired to register voters, and took the additional step of filing an election fraud complaint against the company, Strategic Allied Consulting, with state officials. That complaint was handed over Friday to state law-enforcement authorities. A call to temporarily halt registration has been issued while an investigation is under way. It is a 3rd-degree felony to knowingly submit false voter registration information.