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Sun Jul 19, 2020, 06:32 PM

Priorities USA and others agree to drop voting lawsuit against Florida

Source: Politico

TALLAHASSEE — A Democratic super-PAC and other left-leaning groups have agreed to drop their voting lawsuit against Gov. Ron DeSantis and the Republican Party on the eve of a federal trial that was scheduled to start Monday.

The groups pushed to change Florida voting laws due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, but there were signs that the lawsuit was in trouble. U.S. District Judge Robert Hinkle in late June refused to order changes right away, including a request that taxpayers cover postage costs for mail-in ballots.

The decision to end most or all of the legal battle is yet another win for Republicans in a key battleground state that could make or break President Donald Trump’s reelection effort.

The two sides in the lawsuit negotiated an agreement that calls for Florida’s chief election official to educate local election supervisors on pre-paid postage and encourage them to use drop boxes and make vote-by-mail request forms available in Spanish. It also calls for Secretary of State Laurel Lee to undertake a public relations campaign to inform voters of different ways to cast a ballot. Lee also promises to do an outreach campaign to unregistered voters, which was something the state was already planning to do because it is joining a multi-state partnership to combat voter fraud.

Read more: https://www.politico.com/states/florida/story/2020/07/19/priorities-usa-and-others-agree-to-drop-voting-lawsuit-against-florida-1302173

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Reply Priorities USA and others agree to drop voting lawsuit against Florida (Original post)
Jose Garcia Jul 2020 OP
sandensea Jul 2020 #1
iluvtennis Jul 2020 #2
AlexSFCA Jul 2020 #3
diva77 Jul 2020 #5
stillcool Jul 2020 #4
reACTIONary Jul 2020 #6

Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Sun Jul 19, 2020, 06:49 PM

1. No use going before a kangaroo court

That's all they'd ever get in today's Flawrida.

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Sun Jul 19, 2020, 07:13 PM

2. GOPers can only win by cheating. We have to get out massive vote in Florida to prevent another

presidential election being stolen from us dems.

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Sun Jul 19, 2020, 07:35 PM

3. in this election, it is worth risking covid and still vote

because the alternative is much worse than covid.

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Response to AlexSFCA (Reply #3)

Sun Jul 19, 2020, 09:23 PM

5. True - the alternative includes even more risk of covid the way they're running things

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Sun Jul 19, 2020, 07:50 PM

4. that multi-state partnership..

to combat voter fraud sounds interesting.

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Response to stillcool (Reply #4)

Sun Jul 19, 2020, 10:08 PM

6. I looked into it a bit further ..

Participation in the partnership had been a top priority of both Democratic and Republican election supervisors across the state.

As a member of the Electronic Registration Information Center, or ERIC, Florida will be able to flag people registered to vote in more than one state, giving election supervisors an opportunity to expunge ineligible voters from the rolls.


https://www.politico.com/states/florida/story/2019/08/21/ahead-of-2020-florida-will-push-to-register-voters-root-out-potential-fraud-1149791

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