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DeSantis Announces New Florida Election Rules

DeSantis Announces New Florida Election Rules

The state of Florida already leads the nation in vote-counting efficiency and election security. But things are about to get even better.

Speaking Friday to a crowd in West Palm Beach, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) announced a series of proposals that aim to prevent the sort of fraud that cost Donald Trump the election last year. A top priority is to close loopholes that allow ballot harvesting. That includes rules that permit residents to drop off votes belonging to other people.

“It’s about time that we outlaw the possession of anybody else’s ballot but your own,” said Florida State Representative Blaise Ingoglia (R-Spring Hill).

Every American should be able to vote, but none should be able to cheat.

Ballot drop boxes should be monitored 24/7, DeSantis continued, and there shouldn’t be so many of them sprinkled throughout the state. “Put it in the mail or take it to the elections office,” he said. “Why do you need to have these things out there?”

The Governor also wants to pass Florida election rules that would ban the mailing of unsolicited ballots, require residents to request a mail-in ballot every single year, and prevent “special interest groups” from funding state election administration.

“We are going to stop elections officials hiding in a backroom, duplicating ballots, matching signatures,” promised Ingoglia, who spoke out against a proposal backed by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) that would exacerbate ballot fraud by forcing states to accept same-day registrations and expand early voting.

Notably, officials detected no evidence of voter fraud in the state of Florida. Of the dozens of legal cases filed by Trump and his team challenging election results, none targeted Florida. And despite his outspoken opposition to mail-in voting, Donald Trump said the mail-in system in Florida was “safe and secure, tried and true.” 

Critics say the proposed Florida election rules would make it harder to vote, especially for minorities. They have accused Republicans of trying to solve problems that simply do not exist. 

Sources:

Ron DeSantis, Blaise Ingoglia announce proposal for sweeping changes to Florida election laws 

Gov. Ron DeSantis in West Palm Beach: He praises Florida’s running of November’s election, then pushes for election reform 

Florida is a model for voting. The GOP wants change anyway. 

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10 Comments

  1. Shirline

    The Governor is right on and is taking the initiative to right the wrongs in our voter systems. Other States should follow his lead!!

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  2. art

    come man If they when by the rules Joe would be still in his basement .

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  3. Anonymous

    Interesting that minorities can go to get their drivers licenses can then drive to get food stamps and other government giveaways butcant go to vote

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  4. Anonymous

    Proud of Florida Governor! If you can not get to the polls ask for a ride. Or call and request a mail in ballot then mail it.

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  5. JoeyP

    These “problems” don’t exist in FLORIDA because of a JOB well done by our POLITICIANS . . . And other STATES should take NOTICE. One Enlightened Patriot. Team Trump and His Allies 2020 – MAGA (WE’RE NOT going away!).

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  6. Rick

    Why don’t democrats want these changes? Because cheating is how they roll.

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  7. Anonymous

    Problems that simply do not exist? — for the Dems that is!

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  8. Shirley Carroll

    “BRAVO “, For our Florida Governor Ron DeSantis.
    👏👏👏👏👏
    We are proud and pleased GOV. DESantis is doing a GREAT job for ALL the people in Florida.
    We are prosperous, building new under structure, new roads and highways, new housing complexes for young families, helping small business to reopen and many to stay open, backing up our wonderful sport leagues, feeding , houseing the needy , working hard to get the covid vaccine to all the people so all ages will be safe and soo much more.
    The Government is not dictating to Govenor De Santos how to run this state. We are not a taxed state and are still able to grow with the needs of the times without taking more money out of already lean pockets..
    The majority , 90% of the people are wearing their masks where ever they go with grumbling, to protect others as well as themselves.
    Our voting was done with all the rules of the PEOPLES CONSTITUTION and the votes showed the well of the people to keep our Country growing , protecting their families, property, our unborn, worshiping GOD of their choice —
    “OF THE PEOPLE BY THE PEOPLE,”
    We felt secure with our leader PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP— THE VOTERS SPOKE LOUD AND CLEAR.
    “GOD BLESS AMERICA”
    AND OUR
    GOVENOR RON DESANTIS
    “AMEN”
    SHIRLEY J. CARROLL

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  9. Raggedy Gal

    God Bless Florida’s governor! So liberals, what is wrong with any of these ideas? An honest person would have no objection to following Florida’s lead.

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  10. Anonymous

    Yes but the machines can still get hacked!

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