Meanwhile, in Florida

Geraldine Sealey
August 30, 2004 7:12PM (UTC)

Who better to legally represent the supervisor of elections in Broward County than the county co-chair of the Bush/Cheney reelection campaign?

From the Miami Daily Business Review:

"Broward Supervisor of Elections Brenda Snipes is facing sharp criticism for her decision to hire a law firm with close ties to the Republican Party to represent the nonpartisan supervisor's office in the upcoming elections. Snipes, who was appointed by Gov. Jeb Bush, hired the four-lawyer firm Blosser & Sayfie in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., several months ago to represent her in any election-related litigation.


"Name partner Justin Sayfie is a former spokesman for Gov. Bush and currently is co-chair of the Bush/Cheney re-election campaign in Broward County, Fla. The other name partner, James Blosser, was the local finance chair for Jeb Bush's 1998 gubernatorial campaign and is a top fundraiser for President Bush's re-election campaign. Many observers expect the election will be extremely close in Florida and predict it will touch off litigation.

"County election supervisors could play a key legal role."

Geraldine Sealey

Geraldine Sealey is senior news editor at

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