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Jose Garcia

(2,718 posts)
Sun Jul 19, 2020, 06:32 PM Jul 2020

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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Priorities USA and others agree to drop voting lawsuit against Florida (Original Post) Jose Garcia Jul 2020 OP
No use going before a kangaroo court sandensea Jul 2020 #1
GOPers can only win by cheating. We have to get out massive vote in Florida to prevent another iluvtennis Jul 2020 #2
in this election, it is worth risking covid and still vote AlexSFCA Jul 2020 #3
True - the alternative includes even more risk of covid the way they're running things diva77 Jul 2020 #5
that multi-state partnership.. stillcool Jul 2020 #4
I looked into it a bit further .. reACTIONary Jul 2020 #6

iluvtennis

(20,217 posts)
2. GOPers can only win by cheating. We have to get out massive vote in Florida to prevent another
Sun Jul 19, 2020, 07:13 PM
Jul 2020

presidential election being stolen from us dems.

AlexSFCA

(6,157 posts)
3. in this election, it is worth risking covid and still vote
Sun Jul 19, 2020, 07:35 PM
Jul 2020

because the alternative is much worse than covid.

reACTIONary

(5,864 posts)
6. I looked into it a bit further ..
Sun Jul 19, 2020, 10:08 PM
Jul 2020
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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