No. 18-14758.

915 F.3d 1312 (2019)

DEMOCRATIC EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE OF FLORIDA, Bill Nelson for US Senate, Plaintiffs-Appellees, v. Laurel M. LEE, In Her Official Capacity as Florida Secretary of State, Attorney General of the State of Florida, Defendants-Appellants, National Republican Senatorial Committee, Intervenor Defendant-Appellant.

United States Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit.

February 15, 2019.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Jennifer S. Blohm , Ronald G. Meyer , Meyer Brooks Demma & Blohm, PA, Tallahassee, FL, Marc Erik Elias , Elisabeth Frost , Uzoma Nkwonta , Perkins Coie, LLP, Washington, DC, Sarah Langberg Schirack , Perkins Coie, LLP, Anchorage, AK, for Plaintiffs-Appellees.

Thomas Henderson Dupree, Jr. , Helgi C. Walker , Gibson Dunn & Crutcher, LLP, Washington, DC, Andre v. Bardos , George T. Levesque , GrayRobinson, PA, Tallahassee, FL, Jason Brett Torchinsky , Holtzman Vogel Josefiak, PLLC, Warrenton, VA, for Defendant-Appellant NATIONAL REPUBLICAN SENATORIAL COMMITTEE.

Amit Agarwal , Pam Bondi , Office of the Attorney General, Tallahassee, FL, Stephanie Allison Daniel , Jordan E. Pratt , Edward Mark Wenger , Blaine H. Winship , Attorney General's Office, Tallahassee, FL, for Defendant-Appellant ATTORNEY GENERAL, STATE OF FLORIDA.

Gary v. Perko , Attorney, Mohammad O. Jazil , Hopping Green & Sams, PA, Tallahassee, FL, for Defendant-Appellant SECRETARY OF STATE.

Elizabeth Baker Murrill , Attorney General's Office, Department of Justice, Baton Rouge, LA, for Amici Curiae STATE OF LOUISIANA, STATE OF TEXAS, STATE OF ALABAMA, STATE OF GEORGIA.

Before TJOFLAT, MARTIN, and ROSENBAUM, Circuit Judges.

Voting is the beating heart of democracy. It is a "fundamental political right, because [it is] preservative of all rights." Yick Wo v. Hopkins, 118 U.S. 356, 370, 6 S.Ct. 1064, 30 S.Ct. 220 (1886). "It is beyond cavil that `voting is of the most fundamental significance under our...

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