By far the story that most inflamed our readers last week was the news that Attorney General Ashley Moody had written an amicus brief supporting Texas' misguided buttinsky scheme to challenge election results in four other states ("Florida AG Ashley Moody just lumped us in with the Texas lawsuit challenging the election results," Dec. 9). Most responses were not in support of this (ultimately fruitless) move, expressing themselves with varying degrees of polite discourse, but as is the norm in all areas of public comment these days, there was also a hard, nutty core of pro-Trump, anti-Democrat sentiment. We've included reactions from both sides of the bleachers.
@Lindsey Hayes At least former AG Pam Bondi got $25K from Trump. All Ashley Moody is getting is lunch at the White House and exposure to COVID. Meanwhile Florida just looks foolish.
@Ernie Rapp "Republicans Gone Wild." President Conspiracy Theory has Republicans signing on with him. I had no idea they would go this low. The new litmus test for Republicans is to be on Trump's side or be a RINO. He is going to destroy their party.
@Berry Jackie She needs to take care of the business of Florida. She really should be ashamed of herself. Does Trump mean that much that she can abolish Democracy?
@Ricardo Sánchez I despise these political hacks treating this election process like a third world nation.
@Jon Martins Republicans only care about law and order when it comes to oppression. If they really respected law and order they would accept what the courts decided.
@Rich El-Khouri How is it not voter fraud when their guy wins, but voter fraud when they don't get their way? And they call us "whiny liberals" when it seems like they're the ones constantly bitching.
@Joe Llorens Dumb and impotent demonstrations of loyalty to a colicky 75-year-old toddler. Short-sighted, too. I wonder how keen any state that gerrymanders its districts to within an inch of their lives would be to suddenly have the federal government decide, "OK, time to regulate and make our elections uniform and adequately provide access to voting for everyone."
@Tony Perry Like I said before, the Republicans running our state have to be the dumbest people in a government office! There is a reason that the rest of the nation is always laughing at FLORIDUH!
@Thomas H. Sharp In my wildest dreams I never thought that if I saw a billboard depicting Pam Bondi with the caption "Do you miss me yet?" that I'd have to think twice.
@Sharon McBride Trump not only divided the people of American, now he's dividing the states. Shame for people to support this.
@Joseph Brock She should be disbarred and removed from office for signing onto that meritless, mendacious embarrassment. It is a naked abuse of process that violates both her oath of office and her duty as an officer of the Court. I've been a member of the Florida Bar for nearly 40 years. There is nothing legally or factually legitimate about the Texas lawsuit.
@Gail Harland While Ashley Moody joins in this lawsuit, honest election officials in other states are risking violence to do their jobs. Moody and every other person knows that this election was fair and free of fraud. Our Republican officials need to speak up and end this false story. Call/email your Republican representatives.
@Jim Scott Shameful. Are there no more Republicans with actual morals any longer? You all seem like seditionists to me now.
@LaDonna Newsome Wagers Thank you, Ashley Moody, for supporting efforts for a fair election! Anyone who can't see evidence of election fraud in the presidential election isn't looking!
@Kenzie Kleizo Good for her! I am glad that she and these other attorney generals are taking a stand with Texas to demand election integrity. If you don't like living in a red state move to a blue state. You'll find your corrupt elections, mask mandates, closed businesses. Please by all means.
@Victoria Jeffers Parr Good for her! I don't agree with every decision she makes but this is the right one for our country!
@Maggy Ojeda Hernandez Florida continues to win! Great governor and AG. Thank you for representing our voices.
@Bobbie Barrett This is absolutely what every American should be concerned about, voter integrity. Otherwise, let's just let them commit fraud to win every election from now on!
@John Dispennette Good ... glad to see someone has some sense around here ... I love Florida! The evidence will be revealed soon. Americans are tired of the Democrats' nonsense. ... We voted for Trump to destroy the Dems.