DeSantis Waives Voting Rules For Ian-Hit Red Counties – JMG

The Washington Post reports:

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.

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Makoto Ed B • an hour ago

And it’s happened after hurricanes in the past as well, so it’s not that far out of line..

..Other than that he blasted such measures for others, of course. So he’s a hypocrite when he thinks it’ll help him, but that’s not a shock.

Talisman • an hour ago

I take it that these are mostly white, mostly repuglicunt-leaning counties?

Ščŏŧŧ Ċ – 🇺🇦 🕊 • 2 hours ago

It seems like some group was very upset about rules for voting being changed at the last minute, before an election. Something about voter fraud.

THE CAPE CUBSADER • an hour ago

This area is a HUGE Republican voting area. I wonder if he would have done this for Tampa or another more Democrat voting area! hmmm🤨🤨🤨🤨🤨🤨

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