Florida taxpayers to possibly pay millions to defend new elections law


All three lawsuits claim the law disproportionately impacts minority communities by limiting where and when ballot drop boxes can be used and by limiting who can help return vote-by-mail ballots. Jade Ford is an attorney with the Campaign Legal Center, a national voting watchdog and advocacy group. “It’s certainly going to cost Florida taxpayers money,” she said. “That’s because the state is insisting on defending these unlawful voter suppression laws in court with lawyers that are going to cost money.”

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