At least three election contest suits have been filed in Leon County which challenge the outcome of State House and Senate primaries conducted on August 14th.
In Addie L. Greene, et al. v. Jeff Clemens, et al. the unsuccessful candidate in a State Senate primary sued his successful primary opponent alleging the improper rejection by the Palm Beach Supervisor of Elections and Canvassing Board of over 40 absentee ballots. The winner of this primary was decided by 17 votes. Read this UPDATE.
In James Bush, III v. Dwight Bullard, an unsuccessful primary candidate for the State Senate sued his successful primary opponent alleging irregularities in the processing of absentee ballots and a violation of the “resign to run” law, F.S. 99.012(3). This election was separated by 3,085 votes.
In John Patrick Julien v. Barbara Watson, et al. the unsuccessful primary candidate for State House, District 107, sued his successful opponent alleging improprieties in the casting and processing of absentee ballots, including misconduct committed by “ballot brokers” who collected to absentee ballots from people living in assisted living facilities.