Judge orders release of Florida voter records

A Florida judge on Friday ruled in favor of GOP Gov. Rick Scott and said that Broward Supervisor of Elections Brenda Snipes must “allow immediate” viewing and copying of records that Scott’s team had requested.

The judge added that it must be completed by 7 p.m., according to CBS Miami TV affiliate.

The lawsuit in Broward County filed against Snipes claimed that her office withheld voter information and had blocked access to the office.

At an emergency hearing Friday, Scott’s lawyers said this was a “simple” case about access to Broward ballots, not about how votes are counted or inspecting ballots.

“This information Supervisor of Elections should have already compiled and saved. It should take 10 minutes to do,” he added.

A lawyer for Snipes said she “never told them she wouldn’t provide the information,” and said that the records request was made just 26 hours before and the information requested was “fundamental to count the vote.”

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