Video resurfaces of Ron DeSantis floating alternative electors ‘scheme’ in 2020
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‘I would exhaust every option to make sure we have a fair count.’

A three-year-old video of Gov. Ron DeSantis discussing a “scheme” to use alternative electors to keep Donald Trump in the White House is again making the rounds following a fourth indictment filed against the former President.

DeSantis’ comments, which came two days after the 2020 General Election, echo those Trump ally Roger Stone floated before the election in a newly revealed video making headlines this week.

“If you’re in those states that have Republican Legislatures like Pennsylvania and Michigan and all these places, call your state Representative and your state Senators. Under Article II of the Constitution, presidential electors are done by the Legislatures and the schemes they create,” he told Fox News’ Laura Ingraham on “The Ingraham Angle” on Nov. 5, 2020.

“If there’s departure from that — if they’re not following (or) ignoring the law — then they can provide remedies as well. So, I would exhaust every option to make sure we have a fair count.”

Fox News by then had called the Presidential Election for Joe Biden. As Florida Politics reported at the time, DeSantis — then less than two years into his governorship and still an outspoken supporter of Trump — attacked the network and demanded they rescind the call, complaining networks were slow to call Florida for Trump “even though it was so blindingly obvious he won it big.”

“There’s been a double standard and there seems to be there’s been more of a rush to call states for Biden and to create a narrative that Biden is the rightful winner,” he said.

Trump won Florida in 2020 with 51% of the vote. Just 12 of the state’s 67 counties — Alachua, Broward, Duval, Hillsborough, Gadsen, Leon, Miami-Dade, Orange, Osceola, Palm Beach, Pinellas and Seminole — sided against the incumbent.

During the same interview, DeSantis complained of election laws in some states like Wisconsin and Pennsylvania that allowed election officials to count ballots received after Election Day. The U.S. Supreme Court in October 2020 ruled against allowing Wisconsin to count absentee ballots received within six days of the election if they were postmarked by Election Day, but allowed Pennsylvania three additional days to count ballots postmarked by Election Day.

You’ll get like a 4 a.m. dump of massive votes for one candidate and almost none for the other,” DeSantis told Ingraham. “People look at that and they just scratch their heads.”

DeSantis and Trump are now bitter rivals in the 2024 race for the GOP nomination for President. The former President leads the contest with 54% support compared to 15% for DeSantis, according to the most recent figures from FiveThirtyEight.

This month, DeSantis said of Trump’s 2020 run, “Of course he lost.”

Jesse Scheckner

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29 comments

  • Earl Pitts American

    August 17, 2023 at 11:44 am

    Good mornting Americs,
    Digging up old stuff like this irrelevant BS is proof positive the left is 100% more afraid of Desantis than Trump.
    Desantis The Only Choice for 2024.
    EPA

    • Jay Smif

      August 17, 2023 at 11:56 am

      This is further proof that pudgy fascist DeSantis is just as much a traitor as Orange Hitler is, Earl.

      Cope and seethe.

    • University of North Florida

      August 17, 2023 at 12:07 pm

      Blow him already

    • Tjb

      August 17, 2023 at 12:19 pm

      Earl with the logic of your comment, we can now forget the actions of Hunter Biden because it is yesterday news.
      Hunter may be. Pos, but it looks like DeSantis was ready to destroy the integrity of our elections and democracy.

      • Earl Pitts American

        August 17, 2023 at 2:31 pm

        Thank you Jay, Gator Boy, and Tjb for being my, Earl Pitts American’s, number one fan boys. Your wacky contrarian Dook 4 Brains Leftist replys to my, Earl Pitts American’s, golden nuggetts of pure “D” knowledge which I, Earl Pitts American, constantly drop on a needy world work like majic every time to make me, Earl Pitts American, look like the smartest man on the planet.
        You guys are the best. You guys really stepped up since my former contrarian posting employee Smelliott Offen foolishly got himself thrown in prison with no Internet access for bad behaviour.
        Keep up the great work my valued employees,
        EPA

        • Dr. Jones

          August 19, 2023 at 8:12 am

          Looks like the “smartest man on the planet” needs a remedial English course. With spelling/grammar as poor as this, you wonder that people don’t heed your “majic”.

          Of all the asinine pomposity.

          • JD

            August 19, 2023 at 8:16 am

            “Of all the asinine pomposity”

            This is my favorite comment of the morning, especially placed on the Gary Burbank wannabe.

            Thank you.

            Come on Earl Shitts for Pitts, how hard is it to use Word’s spellcheck or Grammarly?

    • Earl Pitts is a Pedophile

      August 17, 2023 at 4:40 pm

      Go find a gun, load it, and shoot yourself in the head.

    • Earl's Mommy

      August 17, 2023 at 11:42 pm

      Earl bores me.

    • Prison Is Church All House The Same

      August 18, 2023 at 7:35 am

      Every Christian is a criminal, with a record or about to begin one.

      Earl, Ron, Matt The Trafficker Of Teens, Don Jr and Ivana (NOT a Jew!).

    • Stephen Gregory

      August 18, 2023 at 8:23 am

      Do you think I’m afraid of doofus DeSantis who’s fascist clown show is crumbling into dust? He’ll be a small font footnote to history in about one more month. So nope, ectatic is the adjective to use, not fearful.

      • Earl Pitts "The Ronald's UnOfficial Campaign Manager" American

        August 18, 2023 at 9:26 am

        Dont worry Stevie G., “The Ronald” and I, Earl Pitts American, are aware there will be needy Dook 4 Brains Leftists, such as yourself that will require special care during “The Ronalds” glorious 8 year upcoming term as POTUS
        Little Stevie we are going to open several large care centers across the USA where those like you can get free cans of soothing throat spray to ease the pain of constant screaming at the sky due to America’s wise selection of Desantis.
        Stevie we care about you and your kind.
        EPA

    • Grim Reaper

      August 19, 2023 at 6:38 am

      You betcha Americs. Ronny has let his donors force him to move his mouth as to what they want or pull his funding. He is nothing more than the Monkey he referenced when running for Gov.
      He’s done and now is simply reduced to hitman. Chris Christie going scorched earth is showing how inept Ron is. PLus look at Roger Stone, sitting and waiting to see if Ronny gained momentum – ready to pounce but now its over.

      Florida is going to turn as criminals like Rick Scott and the rest of the grifters are now getting shown how their historical fraud will no longer be tolerated.

  • PeterH

    August 17, 2023 at 12:12 pm

    This is the first I’m hearing about this! So, DeSantis could possibly be one of the thirty un-indicted co-conspirators in the Georgia RICO Conspiracy! Criminal intent goes far and deep in today’s GOP!

    Republicans are America’s worst enemy!

    Vote all Republicans out of office!

  • Michael K

    August 17, 2023 at 1:30 pm

    “What is past is prologue.”

    Ron can run, but he cannot hide.

  • WhatNow

    August 17, 2023 at 1:41 pm

    Can’t get too much sleazier…

  • MAGAisaCULT

    August 17, 2023 at 2:07 pm

    Why is scheme in quotes? It was a scheme. SMH.

    • My Take

      August 18, 2023 at 10:02 am

      Probably to show that DeSSantis used that term.

  • My Take

    August 17, 2023 at 3:10 pm

    There is no low below which Ronnie will not go,

  • Governer Desantos

    August 17, 2023 at 3:31 pm

    It’s true, I am the scum of the earth, and I do what Casey tells me to.

    • Linwood Wright

      August 17, 2023 at 4:41 pm

      You mean Jill? Her name is Jill.
      She only “identifies” as Casey.

      • My Take

        August 17, 2023 at 5:54 pm

        Casey at bat
        Casey the train engineer
        Two Caseys in American folklore.
        Both MALE.
        Is this telling us something about Jill?

  • Thomas M. Cartwright

    August 17, 2023 at 11:57 pm

    I’m flabbergasted to hear this news. So while votes were still being counted in closely contested states, DeSantis goes on Fox News to encourage state legislatures to create “schemes”. Would that be a predicate act or an overt act? I’m pulling my support immediately. God bless America

  • Sonja Fitch

    August 18, 2023 at 5:32 am

    I’ll drink to that! Desantis is a thug!!

  • Earl Pitts "The Ronald's UnOfficial Campaign Manager" American

    August 18, 2023 at 7:31 am

    Good mornting lefties,
    Its going to be 8 glorious years of non-stop-entertainment watching all America’s Dook 4 Brains Lefties screaming at the sky under Ron Desantis’ leadership.
    The DNC’s worst nightmare of running against Desabtis – NOT Trump – will be your first sign of Ameruca’s best 8 years ever under POTUS Desantis.
    Buckle Up Dook 4 Brains Lefties your 8 years under Desantis will be here before you know it.
    EPA

    • Silly Wabbit

      August 18, 2023 at 7:56 am

      You kwazy.

    • Cindy Larson

      August 18, 2023 at 9:30 am

      LOL—I don’t suppose you’ve check the polls lately. Gatorman is polling at 18%.

  • Mary Gaines

    August 18, 2023 at 10:03 am

    Ron is a trader he does whatever it takes to boost his chances of becoming president he is not fit to be a president or even a governor the people that endorsed him for governor or regretting it now especially the women that he took alimony from who claimed he was the best governor in the world God help us all

  • My Take

    August 18, 2023 at 10:15 am

    Could DeSScamtis be the Skunkape?
    Think about it.
    Squat ugly irritable obnoxiously aggressive.

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