DeSantis Makes Florida Elections Safe and Fair

The man is going from triumph to triumph.

Florida Republican Governor Ron DeSantis not only signed into law Thursday one of the best election reform laws in the nation, but he did it live on Fox News while excluding the leftist press from the event. Now that’s a beautiful twofer.

FNC: “Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a voting bill in the state into law on Thursday morning, making his state the latest GOP-leaning state to enact voting changes after the 2020 presidential election. DeSantis, a Republican, said live on ‘Fox & Friends’ that the new law would continue to keep things like mail voting accessible while also protecting election integrity.”

“I have what we think is the strongest election integrity measures in the country,” DeSantis said. “We’re making sure we’re enforcing voter ID… We’re also banning ballot harvesting. We’re not gonna let political operatives go and get satchels of votes to dump them in some drop box. We’re also prohibiting mass mailing of balloting. We’ve had absentee voting in Florida for a long time. You request the ballot. You get it. And you mail it in. But to just indiscriminately send them out is not a recipe for success.”

The bill was immediately challenged in court by the usual suspects. “BREAKING: Minutes after Governor DeSantis signs new voter suppression law, @LWVFlorida, @BlackVotesMtr, @ActiveRetirees file federal court lawsuit,” attorney Mark Elias tweeted. “Proud to be part of the legal team supporting these great organizations protecting the right to vote!”

But the good guys are involved as well. “Governor DeSantis has led the fight for election integrity reforms in Florida every step of the way. We applaud the governor for signing SB 90 this morning, a strong bill that will ensure it remains easy to vote and hard to cheat in the Sunshine State,” said Jessica Anderson, the executive director of Heritage Action.

“Every Floridian can request a mail-in ballot, vote early, or cast a ballot on Election Day. Anyone who reads this new law will see that it keeps voting easy, and makes cheating harder,” said Jason Snead, the executive director of the Honest Elections Project. “Maintaining a robust election system is a constant process of learning and improvement… Voters deserve the best election system we can deliver, and as Florida has shown, that work is never complete.”

This piece was written by David Kamioner on May 6, 2021. It originally appeared in and is used by permission.

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