Florida Democrats on Saturday were put on notice and told by the state's new voter protection director to expect a recount during next year's presidential election.
Brandon Peters, who was hired by the state party in May, told a packed room of Democratic activists gathered in Orlando that there will be teams of volunteers trained in how to monitor county canvassing boards for recount problems around the state.
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"We are going to be prepared," Peters said at the party's Leadership Blue 2019 meeting.
Florida infamously captured national headlines after the 2000 presidential election. Last year, the state was once again under the spotlight after a recount was needed in three statewide races. The recounts exposed a network of ballot problems in Broward and Palm Beach counties that caused state, local and national leaders to call out the Sunshine State as an electoral basket case. The recounts also led to the resignation of Broward County's embattled elections chief Brenda Snipes.
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The Florida Democratic Party is the second state Democratic party in the nation to hire a voter protection director, behind the Georgia Democratic Party.
Peters said by July 2020 he hopes to have 15,000 lawyers and volunteers...
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