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Challenging a Governor’s Oversight of Elections When He Is a Candidate for Another Office

Robert Timothy Reagan
May 22, 2019
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League of Women Voters of Florida v. Scott (Mark E. Walker, N.D. Fla. 4:18-cv-525)
A federal complaint filed a few days after a general election challenged the governor’s authority over vote-counting matters because he was a candidate for the U.S. Senate in a close election. The federal judge decided that the governor had come close to but not crossed a line of propriety.
Subject: Voting procedures. Topic: Recounts.

One of many Case Studies in Emergency Election Litigation.