Florida officials warn new DeSantis election security rule forces them to break the law

Election officials in Florida are concerned that Gov. Ron DeSantis’s (R-FL) new ballot rule could force them to break existing laws in the Sunshine State.

State election officials gathered for their summer meeting, which also included Secretary of State Cord Byrd and other top officials. Many of the election supervisors voiced their concerns that the new rule would require them to be in violation of a state constitutional law protecting a voter’s right to a secret ballot, per Politico.

The controversial ballot rule requires poll workers to cut off the four corners of a ballot that a voter returned because they made a mistake. The workers are then required to place the “spoiled” ballot in an envelope, thus preventing it from being counted.

However, several supervisor officials pointed out the difficulty of poll workers cutting
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