Florida legislators pass election integrity bill supported by Gov. Ron DeSantis

Amid a growing push in states across the country to tighten election security, legislators in Florida have just passed a bill designed to limit the availability of mail-in voting, curtail ballot harvesting, and strengthen voter ID rules, much to the consternation of the left, as Breitbart reports.

Florida’s omnibus election bill secured passage in the state Senate by a vote of 23-17 and in the House by a margin of 77-40. Now the bill will make its way to Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis, who is expected to sign it into law, as ABC News noted.

Among the key provisions in the legislation are those prohibiting localities from using outside funding for election-related costs and also from sending out unsolicited ballots. The customary no-solicitation zone surrounding polling places will be extended by 50 feet, and new voter identification rules will be implemented for the process of updating voter registration records and requesting a mail-in ballot.

In addition, the law would permit counties to start canvassing mailed-in ballots earlier in the run-up to Election Day, and it also would establish a state-administered “live turnout data” dashboard to tighten ballot processing procedures and timelines.

Of particular interest, given the significant controversy in numerous states regarding election oversight during the 2020 presidential contest, the Florida bill affords political parties, poll watchers, and others greater access to voting and ballot tabulation processes and materials, according to ABC News.

Back in February, DeSantis touted the type of reforms contained in the bill, explaining that while “last November, Florida held the smoothest, most successful election of any state in the country,” the state “should not rest on [its] laurels,” and that by bolstering election integrity safeguards, the Sunshine State would “ensure that [its] elections remain secure and transparent, and that Florida’s electoral process remains a blueprint for other states to follow.”

As Breitbart noted, advocacy group Heritage Action, known for defending similar initiatives in states including Georgia, hailed the legislative development as representative of “a historic day for the Sunshine State” and described the bill as containing “numerous provisions to protect the votes of Floridians” that will make it “easy to vote and hard to cheat in Florida.”

Not surprisingly, however, liberal activists have wasted no time in decrying the bill, with Democrat state Rep. Omari Hardy calling it the “revival of Jim Crow in this state,” and liberal operative Marc Elias as already guaranteed that litigation will follow should Gov. DeSantis enact the legislation as expected, according to ABC News.

Given the unrestrained progressive outrage over the passage of Georgia’s election integrity law that gave rise to corporate boycotts and hyperbolic, racialized pronouncements from President Joe Biden himself, Elias’ promise of a fight in Florida will, sadly, likely come to pass.

 
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67 Responses

  1. The same people that don’t want voter ID use to buy beer and cigarettes. I live in Pennsylvania and I’ve been calling and emailing my politicians every week. Our republican representatives are gutless.

  2. The dem’s(COMMUNISTS) have me not listening to any news that comes from them or the RED buddies(COMRADES) in the media—–sickos!!!!

  3. This is a great start for our voting rights and their honesty. Now if we can get the ‘idiots’ in other states, like New York State to make similar changes, maybe we can get rid of oppressive Governors like Cuomo, who is ‘killer’ of old people, and a Predator of women is his own offices ! New Yorkers need to demand his impeachment, NOW.

  4. That’s fine, but I still believe you should be a property owner and pay taxes before being allowed to vote.

    1. I agree wholeheartedly. Add to that the necessary requirement that you are a properly sworn in Citizen.

  5. Great job Florida. The communist democrats want to stay in power and hate anything good and right for our elections. Here in Kentucky we have had voter ID now for quite a few years. Only right way to have fair elections. Other states need to follow suit.

  6. Isn’t it time to quit calling Democrats Politicians?
    They’re not politicians anymore they are the new anti-American communist party Hellbent On destroying Everything this great country is built on
    Look how they’re trying to bring back Racism and trying to destroy our police force and even ice And with Joe Biden he’s doing everything to destroy the future of America but that’s the purpose of this puppet

  7. THE NEW NORMAL………MAKE SURE WE SET UP A CYBER SPACE COMPONENT TO OUR PRESENT ELECTRONIC INTELLIGENCE SYSTEMS NOW IN OPERATION. WE NEED SPACE MONITORING TO OVER RIDE ANY NEW THREATS FROM THE AXIS OF EVIL COUNTRIES….ALL FIVE 5 !!! NEED TO MAKE IT NEARLY IF NOT IMPENETRABLE BY ANY OTHER COUNTRIES. TOP PRIORITY FOR OUR GREAT COUNTRY. VERY FOOLISH TO WASTE OUR TIME AND MONEY ON LETTING NEW TROUBLE INTO THE COUNTRY AT OUR BORDERS, WHEN WE HAVE MUCH MORE URGENT PRIORITIES THAT THIS ADMIN. IS SO FOOLISHLY HANDLY. I HAVE NEVER SEEN SUCH LESS THAN INTELLIGENT FOOLISH PERSONALTIES TRYING TO RUN OUR COUNTRY WITH THEIR HIDDEN AGENDA OF WASTE FULL INTENT. WHAT A COMPLETE DIVERGENCE FROM THE REAL THREATS THAT ARE DIRECTLY TARGETING OUR ELECTIONS AND COUNTRY. GET A CLUE PEEPS, OR BITE THE DUST. AS IN BIBLICAL TIMES….THERE ARE VERY BAD KINGS, QUEENS AND OTHERS THAT RAN COUNTRIES AND TRIBES BACK THEN, AS IN THE TRIBES, KINGS, QUEENS OF THE PRESENT PEEPS AND THEIR DISCIPLES !! THE NEW MAFIA HAS COME TO RULE OUR LAW ENFORCEMENT AND BEYOND, UNLESS WE THE PEEPS ACT NOW OR AT THE LATEST IN THE NEXT ELECTION AND HAVE IN PERSON VOTING, INSTEAD OF A CHINA AGENDA THAT DERAILS OUR DEMOCRACY AT A CRITICAL TIME….YA..LIKE AT OUR VOTING TIME !!?? THE OLD COUNTRY ROOSTER OF THE AMERICA WORSHIPPING TYPE

  8. DeSantis would make a very good Vice President with Trump to win the Presidency in 2024! Pray, pray and pray this will happen.

    1. i agree. i said the same thing they would make the greatest team together in 2024.get rid of all these corrupt demorats.especialy piglosi,maxine waters the trublemaker shiff,shumer biden harris aoc and the mob. we would have our country going into the right direction.god bless trump and desantis and god bless america,.

  9. Need to get rid of voting machines entirely. Hand count only. All televised like az audit. Live everytime. Catch them cheating in real time.

  10. ❤💥👍CHRISTrumpDeSantis and all his US TRUMPlican Lawmakers successfully US 2022/2024 Reelected Landslide
    Amen & Amen👍💥❤

  11. If Democrats are as innocent as they say about any kind of voter fraud, why are they working so hard to stop the audits?

  12. Now, if we could just find a way to protect the vote counting machines from being hacked. Manual count of paper ballots maybe?

    1. If they do not get rid of those voting machines and replace them with machines that do not change the count, it does not matter what new rules are put into place. Dominion machines are owned by Pelosi’s husband – rotten to the core.

  13. Let the boo hooing begin. The path to rigged elections are tightening and there will be much nashing of choppers by Nanci and minions.

  14. The only one crying are the one that have been benefiting from the old process. This does not exclude anyone from voting that has a legal right to vote. And for those that don’t believe in having a cut off date, you have 3 and one half years to get your next vote in, if you can’t do it in that time, you probably have some citizenship issues that you have time to takle care of if you really want to vote. Citizens elect their leaders, not illegal or unducometed alians. Legal citizens, understand.

  15. If you are not planning on cheating, there is no reason to not make our election fair by whatever means it takes. Only the people who think they will lose the election if it is fair would want to stop setting the requirements so it would be hard or maybe impossible to cheat. If you hear some politician ranting and raving about having to show voter Id or anything that would insure there will be no election fraud, you can bet he knows without voter fraud he will not be re-elected.

  16. I despise Democrats more each day. I’m sick of their double standards and lies. The people who vote for them are totally blind, and will follow them off a cliff, just like lemmings…sad that some Americans are so stupid.

  17. If you believe the democrap news there was no problems. But just about every states has corrected the loop holes in the law.. now it will be alot more fair that way… no outside source should be able to back any canidate.. ie faciastbook, the twit too..

  18. Outside money to process an election is fraud upfront as bad as foreign money in presidential elections, especially that which came from Indonesia all the way back to Slick Willy.

  19. Thank you for being a role model state for secure and fair voting. I hope all other states adopt these guidelines. Gov DeSantos, you are the BEST.
    It is time for Colorado to get on board.

  20. Good Going GOV. you keep this up and you’ll drive ALL the liberals back to NY & NJ then I might come back for a Visit.

  21. I agree with all of the above. The election laws in a lot of states (especially liberal states) need a complete overhaul. Unless they are comfortable with all the fraudulent voting, the people of the states that are doing overhauls should be rejoicing. RIGHT????????

  22. Glad to see this, now if we can get rid of some of these so called “progressives” then we can have honest elections again.

  23. Fantastic, now all the other states should follow in suit. That is the only way to make America great again.

  24. FL. is my home, DeSantis is my Governor, and he is transparent, truthful, and God-fearing…..I trust him. He isn’t making our right to vote harder, he is making it more secure. Even to get a covid-19 vaccine one needs an ID, why should having an ID to vote be a problem for anyone? Even without a driver’s license, it is easy to get a FL ID with a pic. Checking signatures is routinely done but if anyone has a problem with that, they probably shouldn’t be registered here. The death of a registered voter is updated almost immediately so the dead can’t vote here.

    1. Sandra we bought a house and moved to Florida was there a year and a half and then moved back home to our house here in Washington we went to get new tabs on our truck as they were about to expire we went to the DMV and in order for Henry to get them change he even had to have a birth certificate and a bunch of other things so we renewed them here in Wa now if you have to have all that for a pickup truck license why not voter ID it makes perfect sense to have ID for voting

  25. what a great governor! better than twitmer of Michigan fame. bonnie, come on down!! the more the merrier!! I can say that because I am a third generation Floridian. we welcome all patriots. must vote conservatively, tho. don’t need an eastern Oregon or California.

    1. Sorry, but it’s Western Oregon that’s fallen off the left side of the world. The Eastern half of the state wants to secede and join conservative Idaho, who would be welcoming them with open arms and legitimate ballots!

  26. Nothing I HATE MORE THAN A LIAR and a CHEAT ! If they will do those things… they will GRADUATE to higher crimes for sure. AMERICAN DEMONRATS ARE DISGUSTING TRASH ! Heathens and ATHEISTS.

    1. You are absolutely right! We need to vote all the demorats out as soon as possible .Before they steal another election.I miss my real president ,D.J.Trump!

  27. I think this is great! Every state should also do this. If I could afford to move to Florida right now I would be gone in a heart beat! Well done Florida!!!😄

    1. come on arizona do the same voting like florida. desantis im proud of you. all 50 states do the same as desantis in flordia.god bless you senator desantis.

    2. You said it, Bonnie! All the States need to get on board with this! All Common Sense 4 sure!

  28. One should wonder why people would not be in favor of stricter voting rules. Unless they are bent on cheating…..

      1. I would like to see all 50 states do the same so we can once again have confidence in our elections.

        1. i’m with u cozycalico i know for a fact that the democrats are all racist & every one of them are pedophiles & if anyone votes fore a democrat is actually are voting for hitler all over again ,,,,, there all natzis

    1. Cheating is the only way the DemonRats know, How do they Got a Kenya-born butt Plug and his Tranny wife in to the WH.?? Killary with 15. MILLION fake votes, all in her favor, still she lost. And how was Beijing Joe, a 79. year-old dementia ridden basement Dweller able to beat Trump.?? 4′ rally stop’s. 11 plus a dog, a reporter, and a police car. Gave up and returned to his basement, Trump, i stop. (( 50.000.)) and Beijing Joe won.??

    1. Yes…It is only the right thing to do.It is what the people want..except certain Dems….the power hungry ones. One state at a time. This should also be put into law…when you leave a state, you notify the Registrar of Voters, the you re-register in your new state..or you report the state you last votes in and Registrar can check that out.. Also..there should be s way for deaths to be reported to the Registrar.

      1. Good job Governor DeSantis,
        Although I suppose that you know that the horse has already been stolen from the barn. Still , better to lock the barn doors late rather than never. We know who stole the horse although we are not allowed to prove it. I will ask this . If the Democrats think that they are so good for the people , why do they not allow honest and fair elections ? Obviously if the Democrats have so much to offer to the people they would win elections honestly and fairly. What does it tell us if the Democrats must rig elections in order to take elections ?

      2. The biggest threat to fair and honest elections is the Computer. No computers should have any place in the election process. All ballots should be paper, and hand counted.

    2. Good for Florida….now we got to get the rest of the states that want a legal election to do the same.

    3. These two idiots in the White House by fraud are hurting our country each and every day. I don’t like war but this administration is working overtime to start one.

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