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A county on Florida's east coast and the home of popular Daytona Beach, Volusia County gained national notoriety during the contested 2000 presidential election contest between George W. Bush and Al Gore. Volusia County election officials noticed that a small, 600 person precinct reported over 2,000 votes for George W. Bush and over 16,000 negative votes for Al Gore. The numbers, almost enough to decide the presidential election for the entire country, were disputed and fixed the night of the election, but not before several TV news outlets used the numbers to call the election for Bush.
Volusia County lawyers can assist you in any kind of legal proceeding, including criminal defense, personal injury, bankruptcy, real estate transactions, and many more.
Attorneys in Volusia County dealt with another election controversy in 2004, when lawyers sued the county over more discrepancies in the 2004 presidential contest between John Kerry and George W. Bush. Although the lawsuit did not change the outcome of the election, it has been part of a much broader effort to seriously reform Florida election practices.
Most cases in Volusia County will begin in the Volusia County Courthouse of Florida's Seventh Judicial Circuit. You will want an attorney with experience in this court, as different courts in Florida have a variety of unique rules and procedures.
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