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T-U: Duval Judge Leading Vote Counting Board Donated To Trump 12 Times, Despite Rules

Andrew Pantazi - The Florida Times-Union
The Times-Union counted 6 Trump signs, stickers and banners at the home of Duval County Canvassing Board Chairman Brent Shore.

A local judge and head of Duval County’s vote-counting board has donated repeatedly to President Trump’s re-election campaign and other Republican efforts, according to WJCT News partner The Florida Times-Union.

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His home is covered in signs supporting Trump, despite rules requiring judges like him refrain from donations or public support, the Times-Union reported.

Duval County senior Judge Brent Shore has served as chairman of the canvassing board because of his role as a county judge.

Yet judicial rules bar judges from political donations of any kind.

And canvassing board rules bar members from "displaying a candidate's campaign signs," according to reporting by the Times-Union.

Senior county Judge Brent Shore, who the Times-Union reported has refused to change rules barring the public from photographing or videotaping vote-counting meetings, first donated $20 in 2016 to Donald Trump’s initial campaign for president. 

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He has donated 11 more times since then to Trump for a total of $170, as well as donating $178 in the last two years to the Republican National Committee, the National Republican Congressional Committee and the National Republican Senatorial Committee.

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