According to emails obtained by Folio Weekly Magazine, Jacksonville pastor R.L. Gundy is attempting to collect plaintiffs to challenge the closed State Attorney primary in federal court. And he’s getting an assist from the Jacksonville Young Democrats.
The complete, unedited text of a May 18 email, entitled, “Need your help! State Attorney's race/Federal Lawsuit,” says:
PLEASE KEEP THIS CONFIDENTIAL - DO NOT FORWARD except to a prospective volunteer
Pastor Gundy called me today. He is taking the State Attorney's close primary issue to the federal courts on the basis on expressed intent of voter suppression.
He's found an attorney who's willing to file the lawsuit but needs 3 democrats to jump on board with him to file the lawsuit. Just 3 residents.
The Democratic Party has not endorsed this officially. I've just been asked to provide Pastor Gundy with 3 Democrats who are willing to get on this with him.
We need 1 African American, 1 Hispanic, 1 White ASAP.
If interested, I will connect you with Pastor Gundy and you can proceed. Let me know ASAP if you're interested by replying to this email.
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A May 19 email from JYD president Kristellys Estanga with the subject line, “Re: Need your help! State Attorney's race/Federal Lawsuit,” updated the group that, “We need 3 people from each county.” According to the email, so far three whites and two blacks from Duval and one white from Clay have signed on as plaintiffs.
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