Disenfranchising voters has lengthy been one of many Republican Celebration’s many pet initiatives. For probably the most half, they’ve executed it by utilizing sneaky, oblique measures, like gerrymandering and limiting the usage of poll drop packing containers. And whereas that’s been fairly efficient, no less than one Florida lawmaker has determined that it’s excessive time the GOP drops the charade and simply…bans the Democratic Celebration from elections. Which we assume has Republicans in different states questioning why they didn’t consider that themselves.
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The invoice was filed by Florida state Senator Blaise Ingoglia who argued that that is merely about giving cancel-culture libs a style of their very own drugs. “For years now, leftist activists have been making an attempt to ‘cancel’ individuals and corporations for issues they’ve mentioned or executed prior to now,” he mentioned in an announcement. “This consists of the removing of statues and memorials, and the renaming of buildings. Utilizing this customary, it could be hypocritical to not cancel the Democrat Celebration itself for a similar purpose.”
In response, the Democratic Celebration of Florida issued an announcement noting that the invoice would “disenfranchise 5 million voters is each unconstitutional and unserious. Underneath Ron DeSantis, Senator Ingoglia is utilizing his workplace to push payments which can be nothing greater than publicity stunts as a substitute of specializing in the problems that matter most to Floridians, similar to reforming property insurance coverage, addressing housing affordability, and combating local weather change.”
Whereas it appears extremely unlikely Ingoglia’s invoice will move, he might, in concept, have the votes, provided that Florida’s governorship and legislature have been managed by Republicans since 1999, and the legislature at present enjoys a cushty supermajority. Then again, passage of the invoice is clearly a secondary aim, the first one being to troll liberals. However who is aware of—perhaps DeSantis will rally assist! In any case, it does appear up his alley.