The new law, which went into effect immediately, will make dozens of changes to state election laws, including the imposition of new rules on postal voting.
However, observers welcomed the voter turnout in Florida last November, when the governor himself described the election.
The most transparent and efficient in the country.
Governor Desantis, a candidate for the 2024 Republican nomination contest, affixed his signature to the legislative text at a political rally in West Palm Beach, signaling a partisan tanner of his gesture, in the middle of an interview with Fox News, the only media authorized to attend.
We have not rested on our laurels, and I sign this bill here: Florida, your vote will be counted, He inaugurated in front of a group of supporters of former President Donald Trump who met on the occasion.
Your vote will be cast with integrity and transparency and this is a great place for democracy.
The bill was passed last week in a partisan manner.
Among other measures, the postal voting version will limit the use of drop boxes, provide faster expiration of ballot papers, and introduce new procedures for processing and counting ballots.
It also imposes individual monitoring of drop boxes, which cannot be monitored remotely by video surveillance. It also gives increased power to biased observers.
The law prohibits any activity that influences people to vote. Voting rights activists believe the move will discourage non-partisan groups from providing water or food to voters who have been waiting too long in the sun. New York Times.
As soon as it came into force, the law was immediately subject to two legal measures, one of which was brought by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NIACP).
Democrats, but also voting activists, say the new law will limit the right to vote, especially for voters with different backgrounds.
Circ Fox News, set up for Senate Democratic Minority Leader Lauren Book Miami Herald, Lamented
Abusive measures to limit voter access and give more power to biased observers at polling stations.
Strengthens the grip of Republicans on our state electoral system, She argues.
According to Sun Sentinel, County election observers opposed most of the changes, seeing them as unnecessary or negative. Many election experts see this as an election ploy to appease the Republican election base that has been abiding by the criticism that former President Trump has been beating for months.
In the aftermath of the November election, Governor Desantis praised the poll behavior that Republicans have yet to change. He also submitted it as a model to other states.
During the election campaign, he had previously urged his fellow citizens to trust the state postal voting system. Condemning postal voting, Donald Trump called on his supporters to vote by mail in Florida, the state he eventually won.
In recent weeks, to explain the changes they have proposed, elected officials from Governor Desantis and the Republican camp have put forward no evidence showing problems that arose during the last ballot, but entertainment in relation to the electoral fraud and suspicion process.
As in the past, Florida Republicans outnumbered Democrats to vote by mail in the 2016 and 2018 elections New York Times.
However, this trend was reversed in 2020, when more than 2.1 million Democrats voted in this way, compared to 1.1 million Republicans.
Spread across several states in the wake of the coronavirus epidemic, postal voting was increasingly used by Democratic voters across the country, fearing more about the coronavirus. Trump’s renewed attacks on mail-in voting have further attracted Republican voters.
Deputy White House spokeswoman Karen Jean-Pierre argued that Florida law
Based on a lie.
The 2020 election is one of the safest elections in American history, She says, resonates Criticisms have already been generated, for example in Georgia, By President Joe Biden on such bills.
A trend in the Republican camp
Two weeks ago, Georgia was also ruled by Republicans, who also passed legislation that would make it harder for some voters to vote. The state retaliated by being criticized by several companies, including Coca-Cola and Delta Airlines. In protest, the major leagues of baseball (MLB) are, for example Moved their All-Star Game, Which is scheduled to take place in Atlanta in July.
Programs taken in Georgia and Florida are at different stages and at different levels, in the work schedules of elected Republican officials in the majority states.
Earlier this week, there were dozens of companies, large and small, including Microsoft, American Airlines, Unilever, HP, Patagonia and Levi Strauss. As a precautionary measure, electoral reform projects in Texas were condemned.
Republicans have been accused of massive electoral fraud by Donald Trump since the presidential election last November – and even earlier.
The 45th President of the United States and his allies still face dozens of setbacks in court.