Seems the Republican Governor and his buddies efforts to restrict voting and gain political points is causing confusion and headaches for those who actually have to run the states elections….
Wait to this stuff hits other states….
And the Feds come knocking on the doors with lawsuits….
We ARE about to see a shit show in voting efforts across the Red states….
Florida’s new elections reform law is causing headaches and confusion for the state’s 67 county elections supervisors — and several vented their frustrations to Secretary of State Laurel Lee and other state officials during a conference Wednesday….
The new election law, signed by Gov. Ron DeSantis last month, tightens Florida’s voting rules by limiting the use of drop boxes to early voting hours and requiring the boxes be monitored in person. It also requires voters to annually renew their request for vote-by-mail ballots and provide more identification information to get one, limits the number of ballots individuals can possess and expands access for partisan observers, among other changes.
But there are a lot of unanswered questions — not to mention several outstanding legal challenges — that could add confusion in upcoming elections, supervisors said.
“All of us in this room realize that you’re in the same boat as we are. We’re all trying to figure this out,” Julie Marcus, supervisor of elections in Pinellas County, told the state. “But we have elections in August.”
Marcus questioned whether staff monitoring mail ballot drop boxes would have to police the new law that limits people to possessing no more than two ballots other than the voter’s own, except for those of immediate family members.
There isn’t some specific statute that goes into exactly what it is you’re tasked with doing,” Department of State attorney Brad McVay responded.
Several elections officials expressed frustration that the new law passed after what was widely regarded as a successful 2020 election….