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Florida Canvassing Board Chair Resigns Over Trump Donations, Signs

Florida Canvassing Board Chair Resigns Over Trump Donations, Signs
A life-sized cardboard cut-out of President Donald Trump is displayed with a Trump-Pence reelection sign on Oct. 24, 2020. (Paul Weaver/Sipa USA)

By    |   Thursday, 29 October 2020 04:35 PM

A Florida canvassing board chair has resigned following media reporting that he donated to President Donald Trump's campaign a dozen times.

Duval County Canvassing Board Chair Brent Shore resigned on Thursday, The Florida Times-Union reported. The newspaper had previously reported on Shore's donations to Trump.

Fellow board member Michael Boylan had called on Shore to resign, saying, "It was made very clear to us in taking on the role and responsibility of the canvassing board we should avoid any appearance or actual support for any individual. I take this role very seriously."

State Rep. Angie Nixon, vice-chairwoman of the Duval Democrats, as well as a local civil rights group, also urged Shore to give up his position.

Shore is a Duval County judge, a position that doesn't allow him to make political donations of any kind. He also is not allowed to display political signs in his yard. Still, the Times-Union reported he has six Trump signs and two signs for Republican U.S. Rep. John Rutherford displayed in his yard.

Shore's wife, Kathryn Petway Shore, said the signs are hers, but judicial rules don't allow for signs in judge's yards that were placed by spouses.

Shore also sparked controversy by not allowing videotaping or photography of the board as it corrects ballots. The board has said it will not reverse that decision even though Shore has stepped down.

Shore will retain his job as county judge.

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A Florida canvassing board chair has resigned following media reporting that he donated to President Donald Trump's campaign a dozen times. Duval County Canvassing Board Chair Brent Shore resigned on Thursday, The Florida Times-Union reported. The newspaper had previously...
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