Miguel “Mike” Fernandez

FL Supreme Court rejects late challenge to Amendment 3, which would end party primaries

BY: - October 28, 2020

The Florida Supreme Court has dismissed a late legal challenge to the proposed Constitutional Amendment 3, which would end partisan political primary elections in Florida in favor of a “top two” system in which Republicans, Democrats, and nonaffiliated voters would participate. In a unanimous ruling on Wednesday, the justices rejected a petition filed on Oct. […]

Amendment 3 is potentially in trouble; lawmakers turn to Supreme Court to try to block the measure

BY: - October 13, 2020

Constitutional Amendment 3 — which promises to tear down Florida’s political primaries and build them anew — is the target of a court challenge as the November 3 election looms and voters are already filling in their ballots. GOP and Democratic lawmakers filed a petition Tuesday with the Florida Supreme Court, seeking to bar state […]

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Should all voters participate in the primaries regardless of political parties?

BY: - October 2, 2020

Had Amendment 3 — the proposed Constitutional amendment that promises to tear down Florida’s political primaries and build them anew — been the law in 2018, the general election candidates for governor that year arguably might have been two Republicans. The Democratic candidate, Andrew Gillum, would already have been eliminated. We can explain: The amendment, […]