Governor Scott Wins First Election Lawsuit

WEST PALM BEACH COUNTY – Today, West Palm Beach Circuit Court Judge Krista Marx ruled in favor of Governor Scott and granted an injunction ordering Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections Susan Bucher to submit “overvoted” and “undervoted” absentee ballots to the Palm Beach County Canvassing Board for an open and public review of each vote before they are counted.

This order is the result of the lawsuit filed by Rick Scott for Florida late yesterday in response to the Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections refusing to provide information to the public, illegally refusing to allow official party and campaign representatives into the ballot counting area, forcing witnesses to stand at a distance with limited visibility and no ability to hear what is going on, and having staff members of the Supervisor determining on their own a voter’s intent without having the Canvassing Board review– a clear violation of Florida law. The Supervisor’s unilateral determination of voter intent and counting of votes out of the view of the public will not be permitted. See the original filing here.

“We are pleased that the Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections is being held accountable for this failure. Bill Nelson is trying to commit voter fraud in broad daylight and we won’t let them. We will continue to fight for full transparency and accountability, and to protect the will of Florida voters.” – Jackie Schutz Zeckman, Scott for Florida Campaign Manager