Nikki Fried asks feds to monitor Florida election activities

In doing so, Fried voiced a preemptive concern for the integrity of the General Election.

Charging Gov. Ron DeSantis and Republican leaders are attempting to “circumvent or override democratic norms” Agriculture Commissioner and Democratic gubernatorial candidate Nikki Fried is asking the federal government to watch Florida’s election activities.

In a letter she sent Monday to Kristen ClarkeAssistant U.S. Attorney General for Civil Rights, Fried called for the Department of Justice to closely monitor election-related actions of Florida officials and “take appropriate federal action if necessary.”

In doing so, Fried voiced a preemptive concern for the integrity of the General Election, which may have her contesting DeSantis.

Fried cited what she called “discriminatory congressional maps, new voter suppression measures, and a Secretary of State with radical far-right views.” The latter charge was a reference to Cord Byrd, a former three-term Neptune Beach Republican.

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