Issue Commentary

09/01/96 – Flor⁠i⁠da General Elec⁠t⁠⁠i⁠ons: How Much Cho⁠i⁠ce Do We Really Have?

By: The James Madison Institute / 1996

by Daniel F. Walker

In the 1952 case of Alexander v. Booth, the Florida Supreme Court stated, “The primary meaning of the word ‘election’ is choice: the act of choosing…The word ‘election’ when standing alone is defined as the act of choosing; choice; the act of selecting one or more from others.”