Attorney Larry Klayman filed a lawsuit against former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who promised to disburse up to $16 million to pay the fines of some 32,000 former Florida insand, so they can vote in the November 3 presidential election.
According to a statement issued tuesday, Klayman, a Florida voter headed by Freedom Watch, entered the lawsuit in a courthouse in Tallahassee, state capital, against Bloomberg’s “alleged plan to bribe convicted criminals to vote for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris.”
“Michael Bloomberg and his co-conspirators should not be allowed to influence the elections of any presidential or vice presidential candidate”
Said Klayman, who in his lawsuit also included, among others, the Florida State Department election division and Biden’s campaign office.
The lawyer sued a preliminary court order “prohibiting this illicit plan from moving forward.”
Former inmates regained the right to vote in a 2018 plebiscite with a big vote in favor, however they were conditioned in 2019 by a law put in place by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, who forces them first to pay refunds and other court costs before they could vote again.
Known the former mayor’s initiative to pay the fines of the ins, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis asked state attorney Ashley Moody this month to “review” the campaign.
Tuesday’s complaint aligns with what President Donald Trump denounced Sunday, who seeks re-election and considered Bloomberg’s action toward ex-ins to be a “serious crime,” specifically a bribe for Democrats to vote for Democrats.
Bloomberg has committed $100 million to support former Vice President Biden‘s (2009-2017) campaign in Florida, a key state in which the Democrat barely takes a narrow 1.1 percent lead under the specialized realclear politics portal.
On Monday, he announced the $4 million delivery to the Democratic candidate’s campaign for the White House, which will go to base organizations working to promote minority-community voting or “underrepresented” with face-to-face and face-to-face actions.