More Ballots in Florida Missing the MMJ Question

More Ballots in Florida Missing the MMJ Question

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In Florida, more ballots appearing to omit Amendment 2, a ballot amendment that would legalize medical marijuana in the state, have surfaced. According to the Sun Sentinel, two defective ballots were received in different precincts in Plantation and another was received in Fort Lauderdale.

News of the new ballots came to light mere hours after a judge held a hearing on a lawsuit filed by the Florida chapter of NORML against Broward Supervisor of Elections Brenda Snipes to stop the distribution of the defective ballots.

The Miami Herald has reported that NORML of Florida has filed an emergency motion to hold a new hearing on the lawsuit in order to introduce the new evidence.

“We are not prepared to sacrifice a single vote or a single ballot,” said Norm Kent, the attorney for NORML of Florida. “We have an election two weeks away where every vote counts without knowledge of the extent or breadth of the error.”

Although there is no timeline for when the case will be resolved, the judge ruling on the case has promised a swift decision.

William Sumner, a freelance writer and marijuana journalist, was a staff writer for MJINews from May 2014 through February 2018. You can follow him on Twitter @W_Sumner.

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