Judge overturned write-in law

Candidates no longer have to live in the district to run

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MIAMI - A Florida judge overturned a law that requires write-in candidates running to live in their distract at the time of qualifying.

Circuit Judge George Reynolds ruled on Friday that the law unconstitutionally places restrictions on write-in candidates. Now those who want to run don't have to live in the district until Election Day.

Judge Reynolds' ruling came in after Ronald Bray qualified as a write-in candidate for Florida House District 96 in Broward County. A Broward man filed a lawsuit trying to remove Bray from the election after discovering that Bray doesn't live in the district.

Only Democrats will be able to vote in the Aug, 26 primary between Former Rep. Steve Perman and Broward County Commissioner Kristin Jacobs.

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