Ron DeSantis fundraises off ‘non-citizens’ voting in New York

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The Governor continues to message on topics of interest to national conservative media.

In the latest fundraising pitch from Gov. Ron DeSantis, he claims “Democrats want non-citizens to vote” and they’re being allowed to do so in New York City municipal elections.

He warned the city is allowing “upwards of 800,000 non-citizens” to cast ballots in elections for Mayor and City Council.

“Could you imagine the reaction of people in, say, France if you or I sought to vote in their elections? American leftists are in a class by themselves when it comes to legislating insanity,” DeSantis contends.

New York is allowing non-citizens to vote in local elections, but those individuals must have a green card or an otherwise documented right to work in the U.S.

Still, DeSantis’ email has nothing to do with Florida. He acknowledges that voters approved a constitutional amendment in 2020 stipulating “only a citizen” can vote in state elections. But the “non-citizen” peg offers a jump off for a series of non-sequitur statements.

“Democrats see themselves as global citizens rather than American citizens. But that doesn’t make their contempt for our Constitution any less reprehensible,” the email asserts.

The call to action brings it all together.

“Chip in today to help me continue fighting back against Democrats who want to rewrite American history and change our laws to benefit their radical policies.”

DeSantis, dubbed by supporters as “America’s Governor,” often strikes the pose as a Fox News commentator on issues of the day, far from Florida. And he often turns those speeches into fundraising appeals, such as a recent complaint about how “the media” covered a mass casualty event at a parade in Wisconsin.

“Believe me — I know this first-hand. It’s the same agenda-driven bias with which they willfully ignore the truth in Waukesha that they’ve lied about my policies to lead Florida through crisis. The media banded together to fabricate a narrative that I was flippantly placing lives at risk. Now, Florida has the lowest COVID rates in the country,” DeSantis contended.

These fundraising appeals may lack subtlety, but they don’t lack effectiveness. DeSantis is one of the most dynamic Republican fundraisers in the country. He reported raising about $6 million in November between his political committee, Friends of Ron DeSantis, and his re-election campaign.

Democrats can’t keep up. U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist raised $805,171 in November between his campaign account and his political committee, and he was the leading fundraiser in the Primary field.

Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried‘s gubernatorial campaign was even farther behind DeSantis’ pace. She only managed to raise $106,086 for her official campaign and $110,223 for her Florida Consumers First political committee in November.

A.G. Gancarski

A.G. Gancarski has written for FloridaPolitics.com since 2014. He is based in Northeast Florida. He can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter: @AGGancarski


8 comments

  • Alex

    December 14, 2021 at 6:11 pm

    The issues that trigger conservatives are almost always about brownish people.

    It’s like a reverse pavlovian response.

    Hate instead of anticipation.

    • Antonio

      December 15, 2021 at 12:51 am

      You are the one conflating non-citizens as “brownish people”, so perhaps you should look in the mirror before accusing others of racism. It is this simple: If you are not a citizen of the United States, you should not be allowed to vote in our elections. Race has nothing to do with it.

      • Alex

        December 15, 2021 at 9:16 am

        Pointing out the fact that Republicans are racist doesn’t make me racist.

        Your attempt to somehow blame me for your guilt is amusing.

        • Antonio

          December 21, 2021 at 7:14 am

          Lol…A racist that can only keep talking about racism without acknowledging the real issue.

          Let me ask you…..Do you think a total stranger from another state should have a say in how you run your own household?

  • Tom

    December 15, 2021 at 12:44 am

    Hardly right you pathetic hater.
    Hispanics flocking from socialist Dems to Repub freedom party, Florida men.
    Machismo party, Governor Kahones.
    Repubs even with Hispanic support. America’s Gov, 44% Hispanic & 18% African vote in 18. He will carry majority Hispanics, get 40% African vote. Both groups love his freedom, liberty, pro education scholarship position. As it was the difference in election, media and leftists love not to highlight that. Incompetent puppet Gillium. DeSantis demand and ensuring schools stay open won moms & dads over.

    DeSantis, America’s Gov. rock star.

  • Tom

    December 15, 2021 at 5:19 am

    Well said Antonio.
    100% correct.
    These racists like Alex are obsessed in accusing Repubs., but they are the ones advocating.
    You gotta be a citizen, period full stop!
    Get in line.

  • Lynda Friedman

    December 15, 2021 at 2:51 pm

    Ronnie ought to stay in FL and work to get residents of the “Villages” to either stop their voter fraud (voting in FL and absentee in former home state) or get better at it. Ever wonder why voter fraud is such a concern in the trump cult? Like all of trump’s minions his cult members can’t do enough fraud to make a difference but they still get caught.
    Listening to Republican Liz Cheney read evidence (texts to Meadows) from the Jan. 6 coup attempt, evidence which clearly is sufficient to demand trump be held accountable for the damage, deaths and injuries done in his name was startling. almost as bad as the Nixon tapes. Why do trump cultists hate the people of the USA?

    • Antonio

      December 21, 2021 at 7:24 am

      Voter fraud should be a concern for everyone, no matter what party you support. I will gladly support a vote audit of Florida or Texas. Do you support the vote audit of Pennsylvania?

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