Was Nina Hayden floating her check to the Division of Elections?
The Tampa Bay Times article reads as follows: “She said she thought state elections officials would hold off depositing the check until after her lawsuit was resolved. They did not. On Friday, they filed a motion asking a judge to declare her lawsuit moot because her qualifying check had bounced and it was too late for Hayden to cover the cost some other way.”
I’m not certain, but I believe that is close to the textbook definition of “floating”. What’s more, I believe check floating is also illegal. It might even be considered fraud on a federal level, given the federal election circumstances. I wonder if anyone one will pursue this further.
Meanwhile, another reader (a former political consultant) has no mercy for Hayden:
When you look in the political dictionary next to “clueless,” does Nina Hayden’s picture appear? I mean really, it was a gift from God for her to actually win an election to School Board and what does she do? Toss it aside in record time to tilt at a windmill.