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FL Dept. of State Tells DOJ That Federal Election ‘Monitors are Not Permitted Under Florida Law’

FL Dept. of State Tells DOJ That Federal Election ‘Monitors are Not Permitted Under Florida Law’

“the presence of federal law enforcement inside polling places would be counterproductive and could potentially undermine confidence in the election.”

The Florida Department of State told the Department of Justice that its election monitors could not be in polling places.

The DOJ announced it would send “monitors” around the country to ensure the election goes smoothly. Yeah, okay.

“Section 102.031(3)(a) of the Florida Statutes lists the people who ‘may enter any polling room or polling place,'” wrote Brad McVay, general counsel at the Florida Department of State. “Department of Justice personnel are not included on the list.”

McVay pointed out that the letters sent by the DOJ did “not detail the need for federal monitors” in the counties targeted by the DOJ.

If the statutes list included DOJ officials, then the DOJ would have to provide specific evidence as to why the monitors needed to enter the polling place.

Without proper evidence, “the presence of federal law enforcement inside polling places would be counterproductive and could potentially undermine confidence in the election.”

“None of the counties are currently subject to any election-related federal consent decrees,” added McVay. “None of the counties have been accused of violating the rights of language or racial minorities or of the elderly or disabled.”

The DOJ letter to the counties provided “a non-exhaustive list of federal elections statutes as the basic for this action without pointing to any specific statutory authorization.”

The state asked the DOJ “for specific authorization” but officials did not answer.

McVay told the DOJ it has his phone number. He also assured them that the Florida Department of State will have “its own monitors to the three targeted jurisdictions.”


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UnCivilServant | November 8, 2022 at 11:11 am

“not detail the need for feral monitors”

Feral monitors…. Heh.

Though that implies the existence of domesticated monitors.

Good going FL

StillNeedToDrainTheSwamp | November 8, 2022 at 11:14 am

Feral is about the right description.

The Gentle Grizzly | November 8, 2022 at 11:32 am

Now, I’d like to see Florida arrest any federales they catch, and perp walk them, complete with handcuffs.

    henrybowman in reply to The Gentle Grizzly. | November 8, 2022 at 1:02 pm

    Some red Arizona counties have plans to assign sheriff’s deputies to “escort” the DOJ clowns and tell them when and where they have to get off as sheriffs (not feds) are the supreme law in the counties. No luck getting deep blue Penzone to do that in Maricopa.

    DOJ says that in order to maintain fair elections they must send monitors to make sure Republicans do not interfere by attempting to watch blue vote counters do their work.

      CommoChief in reply to Peabody. | November 8, 2022 at 6:36 pm

      The sad part is that was the case for many decades in effect. The National Republican Party was enjoined from sending monitors and staff by a Fed Judge. The guy kept it place for four decades. It lifted in 2021 when the the guy died and the Judge who inherited the case relented but not until after the 2020 election.

      The d/prog are big mad that no consent decrees to have federal monitors exist. Big mad that the Shelby County case ended mandatory oversight and ended many States and a few counties from having to ask permission from the DoJ to run their elections.

      The National Republican party has done a good job in fighting back with lawsuits to try and counter d/prog who want to alter the elections laws. Filed 80+ cases. They spent $ to train poll watchers and elections observers. They worked to build a law fare network to to get volunteer Attorneys in swing States and contested CD available on the ground to immediately challenge d/prog shenanigans.

      This is the first election cycle the National Republican party is even able to do these things at scale in four decades. It’s a heavy lift and the muscle memory has atrophied. It will get bigger and better as it moves forward into the Presidential election cycle. It still takes folks willing to volunteer to become poll watchers and observers from the areas where the d/prog have had free rein for so long.

Dear Joe Biden*,

Take your federal goons and go f*ck yourselves.


The American People

States have a nullification power over fedgov,


    Milhouse in reply to pfg. | November 9, 2022 at 11:27 pm

    No, they don’t. Nullification is just as much a fantasy as gold-fringe-on-the-flag stuff, or sovereign citizen stuff.

They tried it in Missouri as well and got told to stuff it.

If Federal law allowed it, it should be done everywhere—not just in places where Democrats want to control the narrative.

Selective monitoring is like the FBI raiding Trump’s son’s bedroom, while Biden’s son goes free.

The Fed has targeted 24 states and sent monitors. Only two states have pushed back. Every republican run state needs to tell them to pound sand because you can bet your ass this will be used for future elections. “State X’s voting laws are so racist, the Federal government had to monitor their elections” complete with pictures.

The monitors will show up with suitcases of, um, “monitor aids,” which they will unpack at 3am.

I really think a number of LI commentators (not the writers) want the GOP to lose. Barry posts “The GOP may be leading the scam.” The Fine Report posts that “the GOP leadership is in on the scam.” Here we are, on election day, and these idiots are telling you not to vote because the Republicans are leading the scam on our elections today for the Democrats to win. So f—ing pathetic.

    Dathurtz in reply to JR. | November 8, 2022 at 6:01 pm

    They should just stop noticing things! And if they do notice, they sure as hell shouldn’t SAY they noticed. Geez.

    JohnSmith100 in reply to JR. | November 8, 2022 at 7:29 pm

    I think the Trump faction does not trust republican swamp critters any more than they trust Dems, I am one fits that description.

The FBI is under the DOJ.
The FBI has shown itself to be an arm of the Democrat party.
They cannot be trusted to be in the room where votes are counted

BierceAmbrose | November 9, 2022 at 3:32 pm

Shame they had to try to send in the admitted Feebs.

It seems President Brandon has fewer Black Panther friends than President Obama, and his AG wingman.