Florida Governor Ron DeSantis is on the warpath against every Democrat agenda under the sun and, to the dismay of the left, he’s winning. His most recent victory comes in the form of a bill he signed into law that makes election procedures in the state of Florida far more secure and fair.
The bill signing was hand-tailored to make the left angry as DeSantis shut out all of the media except Fox News during the bill signing, which he did live, on-air. The anger the left experienced spread like wildfire, all the way up to the White House where they are none too pleased that DeSantis made elections safe and secure.
“The 2020 election was one of the most secure elections in American history. There’s no legitimate reason to change the rules right now to make it harder to vote. That’s built on a lie,” deputy press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said according to Fox News.
“The only reason to change the rules right now is if you don’t like who voted, and that should be out of bounds,” she said.
“There’s some states with bad laws trying to make them good. And some states with good laws trying to make them even better. That’s moving forward. Florida is moving in the wrong direction,” the press secretary added.
The press secretary then trumpeted HR1, the election reform bill passed by the House that effectively takes the authority away from states to regulate their own voting systems and opens the door wide open for fraud in a myriad of ways, including banning state voter ID laws and allowing for same-day registration.
DeSantis’s new law is effectively the opposite of HR1, as he highlighted during the signing according to Fox News:
“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.”
The bill allows drop boxes but with restrictions.
“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.”
DeSantis said he is “not a fan” of drop boxes but that the legislature “wanted to keep them.” So the new law, DeSantis said, “The drop boxes will be available only when they’re monitored and during regular voting hours.”
DeSantis added: “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.”
Also among its provisions is a “prohibition on the use of private funds for election-related expenses,” which is a response to the fact Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and others provided funding to some states and cities last year to help run the election.
The 2020 election still brings a lot of haunting questions about fraud with it, but DeSantis is making it so that these questions never have to be asked in the first place. Meanwhile, H.R.1 is stalled in the Senate where it’s unlikely that it will pass due to several hurdles, including Democrat Senators Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona, neither of whom have an inclination to kill the filibuster, the wall between the Democrats and their agenda running wild.
The White House is right to fear DeSantis’s new law as it could be the blueprint other states follow in the future, thus making it more difficult to implement election systems deemed far less secure and prone to corruption.