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Voting & Elections 05.15.2019

Russian Attacks on Florida County Voting Systems Must Be Countered with Action and Federal Fund

Floridians expect and deserve to know that state and federal officials are taking proper precautions to safeguard the integrity of election systems. As a perennial election battleground state, we know that we are and will remain a target. New revelations that not one, but two Florida county election systems were breached by Russian hackers during the 2016 election cycle raise serious concerns that must be addressed by state officials and the U.S. Congress.

12.13.2018

League of Women Voters joins ACLU of Florida, Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law, Florida Education Association, Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, and Common Cause Florida

We are counting on the Governor-elect and legislators to approve these reforms, and others like them, during the upcoming Legislative Session. Florida should be leading the nation and indeed the world with a fair and efficient election process, where every citizens’ vote is counted. Floridians deserve no less.

Voting & Elections 11.10.2018

Common Cause & League of Women Voters Call for Gov. Scott to Recuse Himself from Florida Recount

Today, Common Cause Florida and the League of Women Voters of Florida called on Gov. Rick Scott to immediately remove himself from any role in the recount of the 2018 Florida General Election.  The letter urges Gov. Scott to recognize the clear conflict of interest in overseeing the recount of his own race for the U.S. Senate and recuse himself from any related role or warns that the groups will be forced to immediately seek a formal emergency remedy from the courts.

10.29.2018

Detailed information about the implementation of Secretary Detzner’s order needed following Hurricane Michael.

Common Cause Florida, the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, ACLU of Florida, ACLU, and Advancement Project national office write to express our continued concern about the lack of accurate and accessible information on how Florida voters can participate in the November 2018 election.

10.20.2018

Civil Rights Groups Issue Notice Letter to Florida State Election Officials to Ensure Displaced Voters Have Access to the Ballot Ahead of Midterm Elections

The petition for writ of quo warranto against Governor Rick Scott is hereby granted.

"The petition for writ of quo warranto against Governor Rick Scott is hereby granted. The governor who is elected in the November 2018 general election has the sole authority to fill the vacancies that will be created by the mandatory retirement of Justices Barbara J. Pariente, R. Fred Lewis, and Peggy A. Quince, provided the justices do not leave prior to the expiration of their terms at midnight between January 7 and January 8, 2019, and provided that the governor takes office immediately upon the beginning of his term."

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