Duval County State Attorney Angela Corey’s reelection bid would have been decided in the August 30 primary because she faced only Republican opposition. When that happens, Florida’s constitution says anyone can vote in the primary. But when local divorce attorney Daniel Leigh qualified as a write in, the primary was closed. It doesn’t matter that Leigh has no intention of running, that he is a Corey contributor, or that Corey’s campaign manager filed his qualifying papers.
Civil rights attorney Samuel Jacobson argues it’s such a flagrant disregard of the Universal Primary Amendment, the Supreme Court should step in.
“Either the amendment has to go by the boards or the Supreme Court has to take on the task of determining whether it’s going to be in effect written out of existence by this ploy that’s being used.”