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Florida candidates unite to call on Governor DeSantis to waive ballot requirements

Ballot Requirement Initiative Co-Sponsors, Dr. Cindy Banyai (D, FL-19), Michael Bluemling Jr. (R, FL-21)

Fort Myers, FL — March 23, 2020 — Candidates from across the state are coming together to ask Governor DeSantis to address the ballot requirements for the primary election. Given the growing pandemic they believe any attempts to campaign face to face, including petitioning, would pose too high a risk to their communities.

So far 26 candidates have signed on to the request to Governor DeSantis. Candidates reaching across race and party are addressing public health concerns and the right of voters to have choice in their elections.

Monday, March 23rd, at 1:00pm Dr. Cindy Banyai (D) and Michael Bluemling Jr. (R) will co-host a virtual press conference to implore Governor DeSantis to address the ballot petitions and to call attention to an issue that could detrimentally affect the election process. Dr. Banyai believes that “we must take action to keep our election fair and balanced and to ensure the health and safety of the citizens of Florida”.

Join the virtual press conference at You will need to register to join the event.

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