This takes some brass: after making early voting, drop boxes, and mail-in ballots difficult if not unavailable in Floriduh, fascist Republican
goblin, er, Governor Ron DeSantis is making those voting mechanisms available to the Republican-leaning counties hard hit by hurricane Ian.
Gov. Ron DeSantis is making it easier for voters to cast ballots in three southwestern Florida counties that were hit hard by Hurricane Ian and are bastions for GOP support, sparking criticism that he is “politicizing a natural disaster.”
More than 1 million voters in Charlotte, Sarasota and Lee counties will have more time to get to the polls for early voting in the upcoming general election and will have more ways to file a mail-in ballot under the order the Republican governor signed Wednesday.
Some of the accommodations being offered run counter to recently enacted voting laws pushed by DeSantis and passed by the GOP-led state legislature. Among those laws is one that limits drop boxes, called “ballot intake stations” in the law.
Under the order, elections supervisors in the three counties can set up new early-voting and drop-box sites. Vote-by-mail ballots can also be sent to an address other than where the voter is registered.
I’m all in favor of expanding the franchise, but do it everywhere, not just where Republicans are. This is practically stuffing the ballot boxes on behalf of his party.