Florida fights back against Biden’s election monitors
This story was originally published by the WND News Center.
WEST PALM BEACH, Florida – The state of Florida is pushing back against the federal government’s “monitoring” inside polling places on Election Day, saying it violates state law.
On Monday, the Florida Department of State sent a letter to Joe Biden’s Justice Department, notifying officials that “federal election monitors” are prohibited from going inside polling locations.
The Justice Department announced it was sending monitors to 64 jurisdictions in 24 states, stating: “Monitors will include personnel from the Civil Rights Division and from U.S. Attorneys’ Offices. In addition, the division also deploys monitors from the Office of Personnel Management, where authorized by federal court order. Division personnel will also maintain contact with state and local election officials.”
“Department of Justice monitors are not permitted under Florida law,” wrote Brad McVay, general counsel for the Florida Department of State in his letter of objection.
“Even if they could qualify as ‘law enforcement … the presence of federal law enforcement inside polling places would be counterproductive and could potentially undermine confidence in the election.”
The federal agents are targeting three Florida counties with large Democrat majorities: Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach County.
McVay says the Justice Department did “not detail the need for federal monitors in these counties. None of the counties are currently subject to any election-related federal consent decrees. None of the counties have been accused of violating the rights of language or racial minorities or of the elderly or disabled.”