Calls On Governor And Secretary of State to Immediately Resubmit Preclearance Application NEWS FROM THE FLORIDA DEMOCRATIC PARTY
For Immediate Release: January 25, 2011 Contact: Eric Jotkoff, (850) 222-3411
Chairman Smith Demands Republicans Stop Working To Obstruct Will Of Floridians On Fair Districts Calls On Governor And Secretary of State to Immediately Resubmit Preclearance Application
Florida Democratic Party Chairman Rod Smith released the following statement demanding Governor Rick Scott and Secretary of State Kurt Browning immediately stop working to delay and obstruct the will of Floridians by immediately resubmitting the application for preclearance of the Fair District amendments.
“By secretly withdrawing Florida’s application for preclearance for the Fair District amendments, the Governor and the Secretary of State are clearly trying to delay and obstruct the will of Floridians who overwhelmingly voted for the constitutional amendments last fall.
“Just like they tried to confuse voters before the election, the effort by Republican politicians to overturn the standards of fundamental fairness that were supported by nearly 63% of Floridians is shameful.
“The Florida Democratic Party will not sit back and allow the will of Floridians to be frustrated or delayed by those who simply seek to deny Floridians fair elections in fair districts.
“On behalf of all Floridians – Republicans, Democrats, and Independents alike – I call upon the Governor and Secretary of State to immediately resubmit the application for preclearance.”