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Federal appeals court throws out challenge to Florida law putting Trump’s name first on 2020 ballot

April 30, 2020

Via: Jurist

The US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit threw out a lawsuit Wednesday that sought to roll back a Florida law that would put President Donald Trump’s name first on the Florida ballot in the 2020 election.

A judge for the US District Court for the Northern District of Florida struck down the law in November, stating the Constitution does not allow “a state to to put its thumb on the scale and award an electoral advantage to the party in power.”

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