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The Florida Legislature passed a sweeping election bill Thursday night that would make significant changes to mail voting in the state after a record number of Floridians voted by mail in the 2020 election.
Governor Ron DeSantis said on Fox News Thursday night that he plans to sign the bill. If he does, Florida would become the latest state to overhaul its election system in the wake of the 2020 election. Republican lawmakers around the country have proposed significant changes to the way elections are conducted and some have already been signed into law, including Georgia, Iowa and Montana.
The article goes on to state the following:
The bill would add ID requirements for voters requesting to vote by mail. Voters would have to provide either their driver’s license or state ID number or the last four digits of their Social Security Number when asking for a mail ballot. The bill would also require this information to register to vote or to update a voter’s registration.
The bill would also require voters to request a mail-in ballot every general election cycle, instead of allowing one request to last for two general election cycles.
Another part of the bill affects drop boxes, requiring them to only be at permanent branch locations rather than any branch office.
The bill also bans use of private funds for elections, place limits on who can return absentee ballots, and expand the radius to 150 feet for any outside groups “engaging in any activity with the intent to influence voters.
CLICK HERE to read more from CBS News. WATCH below, as DeSantis comments on the bill.
Florida’s legislature last night passed SB90, a far-reaching bill to restrict voting. It follows similar legislation in Georgia and Texas.
Gov. Ron DeSantis says “for sure” he’ll sign it. pic.twitter.com/0b4FkeJeJE
— The Recount (@therecount) April 30, 2021
The ACLU is already voicing their opposition to the bill, tweeting, “Like its predecessors, the unnecessary restrictions imposed by this bill will disproportionately impact voters of color, voters with disabilities, elderly voters, and low-income voters. Simply put, SB90 is undemocratic to its core.”
“Like its predecessors, the unnecessary restrictions imposed by this bill will disproportionately impact voters of color, voters with disabilities, elderly voters, and low-income voters. Simply put, SB90 is undemocratic to its core.”https://t.co/z1C9vqQA20
— ACLU of Florida (@ACLUFL) April 30, 2021
Aaron Parnas, Committee Chair with the Miami-Dade Democrats, blasted the bill, alleging, “The Florida Senate just passed #SB90, a bill that suppresses mail-in voting, limits drop boxes to only during early voting, and criminalizes giving out food and water to those waiting in line to vote. This is voter suppression. This is unconstitutional.”
“We cannot let the GOP continue to restrict our right to vote. Consider giving me a follow as I fight, along with the @MiamiDadeDems, to elect Democrats up and down the ballot in Florida!” he added.
We cannot let the GOP continue to restrict our right to vote. Consider giving me a follow as I fight, along with the @MiamiDadeDems, to elect Democrats up and down the ballot in Florida!
— Aaron Parnas (@AaronParnas) April 26, 2021
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