Having already been rejected by the Pinellas County Supervisor of Elections, Bill Nelson is asking the feds to look into the possibly unbinding directive issued by Rick Scott's beer lobbyist turned Secretary of State Ken Detzner to cut the number drop-off sites for absentee ballots:
Accusing Florida Secretary of State Ken Detzner of trying to “suppress the vote” in an upcoming special congressional election in Pinellas County, Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson said Wednesday he wants the U.S. Department of Justice to look into whether Florida is violating federal law.
Detzner issued a directive last week telling county elections chiefs they could only collect voted absentee ballots at elections offices and not use remote sites or drop boxes outside an elections office. Detzner, an appointee of Republican Gov. Rick Scott, wrote in the directive that he was clarifying laws that require the safekeeping of ballots and documentation that ballots are received on time.