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Florida Election Commission punts Google Ad Words controversy to the Legislature, rules ‘No Probable Cause’ in Scott Wagman case

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The Florida Election Commission ruled there is no probable cause to pursue to charge Scott Wagman with violating Florida election law requiring a political advertisiement to be marked with the appropriate disclaimer. The ruling stems from a complaint I filed against Wagman’s campaign for failing to disclaim a series of Google Ad Words hyperlinks expressly advocating Wagman’s election. The case has drawn national media coverage as well as attention from Florida lawmakers interested in keeping the state’s election laws current…

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