RPOF CHAIRMAN BLAISE INGOGLIA: FDP LAWSUIT STRIPS AWAY SAFEGUARDS THAT PROTECT VOTER INTEGRITY
TALLAHASSEE, FL– Today, the Republican Party of Florida Chairman Blaise Ingoglia, released the following statement regarding the Florida Democratic Party “Emergency Motion to Enforce Preliminary Injunction”:
“The Florida Democratic Party filed an “Emergency Motion to Enforce Preliminary Injunction” in federal court yesterday. Under existing Florida law, a person trying to vote and not marked as an active voter is given a provisional ballot. A provisional ballot is counted assuming the person is verified, and that must happen either by the end of the canvassing period or by 5 pm on the second day after the election.
“The Republican Party of Florida takes the right to vote very seriously; however, this lawsuit will strip away any safeguards that protect the integrity of the voting process by specifically asking for a “regular ballot”, instead of the safety of a provisional ballot. Furthermore, this lawsuit takes the power away from judges and officials that are elected to serve on the individual canvassing boards and burdens the thousands of newly hired poll watching officials, who do not yet have the training and expertise to properly handle such an issue. In addition to changing the rules in the middle of an election, this is dangerous, unprecedented and has the potential to create chaos at the polls,” said RPOF Chairman Blaise Ingoglia.
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