- Oct 28, 2017
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DeSantis agrees to election changes for storm-battered area
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis used his emergency powers on Thursday to waive state election laws for counties hard hit by Hurricane Ian that are grappling with widespread damages and disruptions.
DeSantis agreed to set aside state laws so election officials in Charlotte, Lee and Sarasota — all of which are Republican strongholds — can consolidate polling places, extend early voting days and make it easier to send mail in ballots to voters to an address that is not listed in voting records.
Governor's executive order would allow election supervisors to set up super voting centers.
Apparently, in Repub strongholds it's perfectly acceptable to waive voter rules that Repubs (and DeSantis) have claimed heighten the potential for voter fraud. What's striking is the audacity of doing this sort of thing right out in the open. But then why wouldn't he? He knows there will be no accountability for hyper partisanship among his constituents. They rather like duplicity.