The most prominent Republican without the last name “Trump” is at it again. Governor Ron DeSantis didn’t just sign a new voting bill SB90 into law on Thursday morning. He made very sure that everyone knew it by doing it LIVE in front of a nation-wide audience on Fox & Friends. As the Democrats rant and rave about so-called “voter suppression” and legal challenges are filed within mere hours you have to admire DeSantis’ in-your-face style. It’s pretty easy to see how he appeals to America First Republicans who became accustomed to a certain brash nature under President Trump.
On Fox & Friends Gov. DeSantis told the nation, the new law would keep mail in voting accessible for those who need it, while 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.”
How SB90 Will Protect Election Integrity And Stop Dems Cold
The bill is taking an approach much like a budget omnibus bill, taking on several issues at once. This is a similar approach to the package of election reforms signed into law by Georgia earlier this year. It remains to be seen as to whether a similar reponse from woke corporations will follow.
- “prohibition on the use of private funds for election-related expenses,” This is in response to the flood of Big-Tech money that flooded into multiple states elections from the likes of Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook. (-FoxNews)
- “Drop boxes must be geographically located so as to provide all voters in the county with an equal opportunity to cast a ballot,” the bill says, and “must be monitored in person.” (-FoxNews)
- “secure drop boxes may only be used during early voting hours and must be monitored by an employee of the election supervisor’s office.”(-WFLA)
- “Drop box locations must be designated and have their addresses at least 30 days before an election. After a location is designated, it may not be moved or changed except when approved to correct a violation.”(-WFLA)
- “Voters can request vote-by-mail ballots via written request, in-person request or request by phone for all elections through the end of the calendar year of the next general election.”(-WFLA)
- “The address of the voter must be on file in the Florida Voter Registration System or, if directly instructed by the voter, their immediate family member or legal guardian.”(-WFLA)
- “The voter will need to provide their Florida driver’s license number, ID number or last four digits of their social security number in order to request a vote-by-mail ballot.” (-WFLA)
- “Elections supervisors have to record the date the request is made, the personal identification number provided by the voter and the voter’s address – or that of the voter’s designee, if necessary. They will also need to record whether or not the voter’s certificate contains a signature that matches the signature stored in the registration books or precinct register.” (-WFLA)
- SB90 requires all voting sites “must also screen computers and networks for malware and other vulnerabilities, plus evaluate database infrastructure, including software and operating systems, in order to fortify defenses against cyberattacks, as well as identify any anticipated threats to the data’s security and integrity.”(-WFLA)
Naturally Democrats Are Losing Their Minds (Or at least pretending to.)
As expected the lawsuits are already underway, Democrat lawyer and founder of the publication DemocracyDocket Marc Elis tweeted,
Proud to be part of the legal team supporting these great organizations protecting the right to vote!https://t.co/KvPqM6wvhA
— Marc E. Elias (@marceelias) May 6, 2021
Elias is leading a leftist campaign of lawfare designed to stymie and eventually defeat state-level efforts to ensure the security of our elections and pre-empt HR1 and other Federal attempts to trample State Election laws. One has to admire his committment to what could best be described as an impressive effort to market his website.
Yup, here’s the part where he asks for your money. You have to give him some credit though, its’ a good hustle: claiming that by making voting more secure Republicans are attempting to deprive people of their right to vote. Most pharmacies require an ID to pick up a bottle of Robitussin these days, Amazon requires your address to match your credit card, and your credit card requires your address to match your license, soooo….. what’s the problem?