Category Archives: Election contests

Timely Issues in Florida Election Law: Topic 2 – Provisional Ballots

Given the projections for a close presidential race, Florida election law could once again take center stage in the days leading up to and following the election. With that possibility in mind, I will summarize in a series several legal … Continue reading

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Florida House Candidate Sues Opponent for Infliction of Emotional Distress

            The race for Miami/Dade’s State Representative District 111 seat has resulted in a lawsuit filed by a candidate against his Republican primary opponent.  Eduardo “Eddie” Gonzalez, an incumbent state representative, recently sued his primary opponent Maykel “Miguel” Balboa, and several … Continue reading

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Federal Court Rejects Challenge to Florida Closed Primary

Under  Art. VI Section 5(b) of the Florida Constitution, if the only candidates who file for election to an office belong to the same party, the primary election between those candidates is open to all voters.  There is a loophole, … Continue reading

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Court Dismisses Suit Challenging Obama Nomination

On June 29th, the Circuit Court in Leon County dismissed with prejudice an election contest complaint challenging the qualifications of Barack Obama to receive his party’s nomination for President.  The plaintiff’s challenge was based upon an allegation that President Obama … Continue reading

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Federal Suits Quickly Multiply Over Florida Non-Citizen Voter Purge

The suits now number four. Dates of filing and links to the complaints follow; June 8 –  Mi Familia Bota Education Fund, et al. v. Ken Detzner filed in the Federal District Court in Tampa. The Plaintiffs allege that the actions of … Continue reading

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Florida Responds to Washington Regarding Removal of Non-Citizens from Voter Rolls

    On June 6th, Florida Secretary of State (SOS) Ken Detzner responded to a letter from the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) which called into question the legality of efforts by Florida to remove non-citizens from voter rolls.  The SOS letter included a … Continue reading

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