Dueling Lawsuits in Florida Senate Count/Recount Disputes

Ernest Canning:

On Thursday, Florida Democrats filed a federal lawsuit in which they alleged that the Sunshine State’s, county-by-county, subjective signature match procedures for rejecting vote-by-mail (VBM) and provisional ballots are arbitrary, lacking in standards, and, over several election cycles, inconsistently applied so as to have a disparate impact on minority and young voters. This, the complaint alleges, deprives those voters of Equal Protection under the law as mandated by the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

The federal court has issued this scheduling order.

Meanwhile, per Sam Levine, “Rick Scott’s campaign asks Florida court to prevent Broward County from including any ballots counted after Saturday at noon in official tally.” Here’s the new complaint, filed in state court.

And another lawsuit by Scott to preserve and impound election records in Broward.

Truly, Florida has become the next Florida. More soon.

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