(TheLastPatriotNews.com) – Florida’s Republican administration rebuffed an attempt by President Joe Biden’s Justice Department to send election “monitors” for Tuesday’s midterms, making it clear that the DOJ motion would violate the state’s legislation.
Florida was supposed to get three election watchers under the Justice Department’s plan to dispatch observers to specific counties in a total of two dozen states across the nation.
The DOJ had described Biden’s election monitors as “lawyers who work for the U.S. government,” also saying their role would be to “protect the rights of voters,” Newsmax reported.
The Justice Department wanted to send one observer to each one of three counties in Florida: Miami-Dade, Palm Beach, and Broward.
However, the Florida Department of State countered the federal government’s initiative by responding to the DOJ with an open letter.
“Earlier today, the Florida Department of State received copies of your letters to Miami-Dade and Broward Counties in which you seem to indicate that the Department of Justice will send monitors inside polling places in these counties. We also understand you sent a similar letter to Palm Beach County,” reads the reaction of the Florida administration.
“But Department of Justice monitors are not permitted under Florida law,” its Department of State declared.
It then noted a Florida Statutes section made it clear who “may enter any polling room or polling place” and emphasized that personnel of the U.S. Department of Justice “are not included on the list.”
Florida’s State Department also asked Biden’s DOJ for “evidence concerning the need for federal intrusion, or some federal statute that preempts Florida law.”
“The presence of federal law enforcement inside polling places would be counterproductive and could potentially undermine confidence in the election,” Florida’s State Department argued.
It elaborated that the three countries slated for receiving federal election monitors weren’t subject to “election-related federal consent decrees.”
Moreover, the three countries were never “accused of violating the rights of language or racial minorities or of the elderly or disabled.”
“Your letters simply provide a non-exhaustive list of federal elections statutes as the basis for this action without pointing to any specific statutory authorization,” the Florida Department of State insisted.
“Accordingly, the Florida Department of State invokes its authority under action 101.58(2) of the Florida Statues to send its own monitors to the three targeted jurisdictions,” it concluded.
It vowed that its observers “will ensure that there is no interference with the voting process.”
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