Elections measure goes to Gov. DeSantis
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DeSantis will have until May 18 to act on the bill.

Elections measure goes to Gov. DeSantis, via @newsservicefla

Gov. Ron DeSantis on Monday formally received an elections bill that was one of the most controversial issues of the 2021 Legislative Session.

DeSantis will have until May 18 to act on the bill (SB 90) but has already said he will sign it. The Republican-controlled Legislature passed the bill Thursday, the next-to-last day of the annual Legislative Session, over fierce opposition from Democrats.

The bill, in part, would place additional restrictions on voting by mail, including on the use of drop boxes for ballots.

Republican supporters said the measure is designed to ensure election security, but critics said it would lead to voter suppression.

Also Monday, DeSantis received a bill (HB 419) that would make changes in early learning programs and a bill (HB 7011) that seeks to improve childhood literacy.

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2 comments

  • PeterH

    May 4, 2021 at 12:12 pm

    Republicans benefited from the mail in voting mechanisms they legislated in 2002! With the mail in voting reversals proposed in this bill ….. Floridian voters and election officials are tasked with arcane rules and dates that govern ballot request. If a ballot isn’t requested on time you need to wait in line to vote.

    Republicans are ALWAYS trying to fix problems that don’t exist. The end result when it comes to voting is intentional disenfranchisement.

    Remove and replace DeSantis

  • j

    May 4, 2021 at 7:19 pm

    It was and is pure paranoia on behalf of the writers and the governor,
    why not rename Florida to Russia and change the capital to Moscow

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