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Judge rules that Broward Co. officials broke the law by destroying ballots in Wasserman Schultz race

A Florida state circuit judge ruled Friday that Broward County elections supervisor Brenda Snipes broke the law and illegally destroyed ballots cast in the 2016 Democratic primary for the seat held by former Democratic National Committee Chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz.
What’s the background?
Wasserman Schultz, whose tenure as DNC chair was marred by accusations that she used the DNC to tip the scales in the presidential primary in favor of eventual nominee Hillary Clinton, faced a primary challenge in 2016 from law professor Tim Canova. Wasserman Schultz won the primary by a relatively comfortable margin of 56 percent to 43 percent, or a total of almost 7,000 votes.
However, as Politico reports, a documentary filmmaker posted a blog post in October 2016 that purported to demonstrate voting irregularities in the primary results. Canova made a public records request in March 2017 to review the ballots, according to the court’s ruling, and subsequently filed suit

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