Jeh Johnson on Tuesday endorsed a 26-year-old Florida native for Supervisor of Elections in Broward County. Florida has a history of controversial election results, leading to lawsuits and mandatory recounts.
Johnson has backed Chad Klitzman, an attorney who worked in the Obama Administration. Klitzman drove across the Sunshine State to visit all 67 county Supervisor of Elections offices to learn best practices. He has also consulted with security experts to learn procedures to make sure elections are safe and accurate.
Klitzman is past president of Kids Voting Broward. He wants to work with younger students to get them used to casting ballots at an early age. Klitzman also plans to study issues with parking and wait times at polling stations. Broward is the second-most populous county in the third-most populous state in the nation.