Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis just made it harder to vote in Florida.
A new bill signed into law by Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis brings new restrictions to voting by dropbox and mail
Other provisions in the bill create a 150-foot no-influence zone around polling places and mandate that candidates and other observers be able to watch over certain moments of the ballot-handling process.During a signing ceremony Thursday, the governor praised the bill, saying, “Right now I have what we think is the strongest election integrity measures in the country. We’re also banning ballot harvesting. We’re not going to let political operatives go and get satchels of votes and dump them in some dropbox.”
As soon as the bill was signed,voting rightsorganizations filed lawsuits against it. Black Voters Matter Fund, the Florida Alliance for Retired Americans, and the League of Women Voters of Florida filed one such suit.“It’s a despicable attempt by a one-party-ruled legislature to choose who can vote in our state and who cannot. It’s undemocratic, unconstitutional, and un-American,” Patricia Brigham, president of the League of Women Voters of Florida, said in a statement announcing their filing.
The NAACP and Common Cause have filed a separate suit against the law. In their filing, they write that the changes introduce “barriers and burdens that impact all Florida voters and disproportionately impacts the ability of Black voters, Latino voters, and voters with disabilities to cast their ballot.” headtopics.com
DeSantis signed the bill during a live broadcast ofFox and Friends,and the signing event excluded local media. When reporters complained, DeSantis explained afterward that they were not allowed into in because he was “happy to give [Fox News] the exclusive on that.”Read more: Rolling Stone »
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They are not 'restrictions', they are 'regulations'. 'Anyone can vote' is different than, 'everyone can vote'. Election security is 1000% more crucial to our democracy than free health care. vote Wonder what he is afraid of? Yea, probably for older and rural voters, who mainly vote GOP. And it probably fired up the non GOP voters to be sure to follow the new rules and vote correctly. Ron DeStupid.
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