Another Lawsuit Filed to Force A Revote in District 13

Election Workers
SARASOTA -

Yesterday, the campaign of Democrat Christine Jennings filed suit in state court to force another vote in the race for the 13th Congressional District. Today, a coalition of activist groups followed with their own lawsuit.

They want a re-vote in the four-county district that includes Sarasota, Manatee, Hardee and DeSoto counties. Rebecca Steele is with the Tampa office of the ACLU, one of the groups involved in the lawsuit.

STEELE: We are not seeking to have any one candidate declared the winner. We are merely seeking a new vote, so those people who appear to have been deprived of their right to vote in the Congressional district election will have a chance to have their votes count.

Sally Tibbets, spokeswoman for Republican Vern Buchanan, says the lawsuits are baseless.

TIBBETS: To try to hold a re-vote would disenfranchise the more than 200,000 people who voted in the election.

Few votes changed during a manual recount of Sarasota's touch-screen machines.

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