Judge rules Rebekah Jones is not qualified to run as a Democrat in Florida – By John Sexton (Hot Air) / Aug 5, 2022
It has been a tough few months for Rebekah Jones. Back in May the the Florida Department of Health’s Office of Inspector General issued a report which found “insufficient evidence” to support Jones’ claims that she was asked to falsify COVID data on the state’s dashboard.
Jones has been trying to run for office in Florida’s 1st congressional district. Her goal was to win the Democratic primary and then challenge Rep. Matt Gaetz for the seat. Unfortunately it looks like that may not happen now. Jones’ opponent in the primary, Peggy Schiller, sued her alleging she wasn’t eligible to run under a Florida law which requires candidates to have been a part of the Party they seek to represent for at least a full year.
Schiller’s lawsuit alleged that while living in Maryland in 2021, Jones registered to vote in the state in April 2021 as a Democrat. She then changed her party affiliation to “unaffiliated” on June 11, 2021.
The documents show Jones changed her affiliation back to Democratic on Aug. 11, which would mean Jones missed the registration requirement by about two months.