“This is extraordinary. I’ve never seen anything like it,” said Richard Pildes, a New York University law school expert on election law. “The governor is essentially using a federal law obligation that binds the states to attempt to avoid enforcing a state law that he apparently would prefer the state had not adopted.” #

While the state House has signed on to the federal lawsuit challenging the amendments at unknown taxpayer expense, Don Gaetz, R-Niceville, who is overseeing redistricting in the Senate, has said he intends to abide by the will of the voters who approved the amendments, at least until a court tells him otherwise. #

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