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ACLU of Florida Media Office, 786-363-2717,

December 11, 2020

TALLAHASSEE. FLA. – Yesterday, Florida and sixteen other states joined Texas in its legal effort to delay presidential electors in Michigan, Georgia, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania from casting their electoral votes for President-elect Joe Biden. The lawsuit filed with the Supreme Court contends that these four states’ broke federal law by implementing pandemic-related changes to their election procedures, and claims it weakened ballot integrity without presenting any evidence of widespread voter fraud. 

State attorney generals from Florida, Missouri, Alabama, Arkansas, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah and West Virginia filed an amicus brief in support of the lawsuit filed by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, despite the upcoming election certification on December 14. 

The ACLU of Florida responded with the following:

“One of the hallmarks of democracy is the willingness of leaders to acknowledge the results of elections. The continual refusal, now paired with baseless legal action from several states, to acknowledge the results of the elections undermines one of the basic cornerstones of democracy: the peaceful transfer of power.

“It is irresponsible of our elected state officials to contribute to this unfounded narrative of election fraud and compromised votes-counting process. The fact is there is no evidence of any problem with the integrity of votes in any of the states being contested in this lawsuit. To pretend otherwise is an affront to our democracy. 

“Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody, and her cohorts in this obstructive effort, should be ashamed of participating in this democracy-degrading performance act. Floridians of all parties reject this gross assault on the civic culture.”