According to a Florida state judge, the new redistricting map which some say favors republican voters is in violation of the state's constitution making it invalid. Circuit Judge Terry P. Lewis stated that the two districts had been drawn in a way that benefits Republican voters and will have to be redrawn. There are seven other districts on the redistricting map which were also being challenged in court, but the judge stated that they did not need to be redrawn as they are not invalid. The judge's ruling is not expected to have any effect on the state's 27 congressional districts prior to midterm elections. The candidates have already qualified for the midterms. But it could force the state to revisit the redistricting process again before 2016. Their redistricting process occurs every decade but is drawing much scrutiny from the rest of the US where most districts are considered to be in a political gridlock.