Florida Secretary of State Cord Byrd’s Office says the U.S. Department of Justice has no right to go inside polling locations.
The DOJ wants federal observers inside South Florida polling places, but Byrd’s office said that would violate the law and disrupt elections.
“As a result, Florida’s State Department will send its own observers to those counties and ensure federal officials do not disrupt elections taking place today,” Florida Politics reports.
Byrd’s Office released this response that alluded to letters received in three counties:
“The Florida Department of State received copies of your letters to Miami-Dade and Broward Counties in which you seem to indicate that the Department of Justice will send monitors inside polling places in these counties,” reads a letter from Brad McVay, General Counsel