Three voters contesting the outcome of the 2016 Florida Presidential Election are determined to stop the state’s 29 electors from casting their ballots for Donald Trump. They have filed a motion with the First District Court of Appeal asking for the scheduled vote to be delayed until a full hand-ballot recount can be made, their attorney said today. “We are going to ask them to delay the vote, let us do the count and if we don’t find anything they can still vote as normal without any extra effort,” said Clint Curtis, a former NASA employee and computer programmer turned lawyer from Orlando. Curtis said he’s received money from Protect Our Elections, a Washington, D.C., based advocacy group that has launched a national letter-writing campaign to all 538 electors to not cast their votes for the president-elect. The website said it has raised over $50,000 to cover his fees.
The lawsuit names Trump, Vice President-elect Mike Pence, the Republican Party of Florida, the state canvassing board and the 29 electors.
“This baseless lawsuit should be dismissed immediately or at the very least should drop the electors from the suit,” Republican Party of Florida Chairman Blaise Ingoglia said. “If it is not, the Republican Party of Florida will vigorously defend the right of Florida’s presidential electors to cast their votes in the Electoral College in accordance with the will of the voters.”
Ingoglia, a state representative from Spring Hill, is also one of the 29 electors selected by the RPOF.
Full Article: Florida electors case goes to appellate court.