According to a federal complaint submitted on Aug. 6, conservative fighter and previous state House candidate Tim Sharp, was “improperly disqualified” from the House District 19 ballot by the Florida Division of Elections (DOE).
Breitbart News reported that in order to hold the establishment in Tallahassee, Florida, accountable, Sharp is suing both the DOE and the Florida Secretary of State.
Sharp is being represented in the lawsuit by Harmeet Dhillon of the Dhillon Law Group, a steadfast supporter of the America First movement.
He claimed to Breitbart News that his June ballot eligibility was denied because not all of Florida’s institutions were as conservative as the office of Governor Ron DeSantis (R).
Sharp criticized the Florida establishment uniparty, which he feels hindered him from opposing the presumed establishment, saying, “This is the next phase of the corruption.”
Rep. Paul Renner (R) and Rep. Chris Sprowls, the speaker of the Florida House, are political allies.
“From the very beginning I knew I was running against a machine,” Sharp stated. “The establishment political groups had made their selection and my candidacy against their chosen future speaker of the house designate was not welcome.”
The lawsuit claims the DOE “violated Florida law and its own policies to disqualify Sharp based on a determination by DoE employees that Sharp’s qualification check did not appear to be drawn on a campaign account”:
It read: “Sharp’s disqualification was not only wrong legally because it violated law and policy, it was wrong factually because Sharp’s check was drawn on his campaign account. … Despite the clear prohibitions against DoE officials making such determinations themselves, the DoE violated Florida law and its own policies to disqualify Sharp based on a determination by DoE employees that Sharp’s qualification check did not appear to be drawn on a campaign account.”
In 2024, Sharp intends to start a new campaign. He is considering running for either the state legislature or the US Congress.
According to his website, Sharp is a fervent supporter of the second amendment, term limits, school choice, medical autonomy, and the right to life.
“I don’t answer to PACs (political action committees) or special interest groups. My special interest has always been the people” Sharp said in a press release.