FloridaThe Senate has submitted a bill that limits state voting rights by limiting the use of mail ballots and dropboxes in elections.
Democrats and voting activists argue that the law creates a major hurdle for voters to hear their opinions.
The bill passed the Chamber of Commerce, mostly on a partisan basis, 23 to 17, with one Republican previewing the Democratic Party in opposition.
Weeks of controversial debate prior to voting, limited dropbox placement and business hours, required voters to first present their ID to the election manager.
Other changes include requiring voters to apply for mail ballots more often (per election cycle), limiting who can drop ballots into drop boxes, and voting by election managers. Includes allowing food and water to be distributed only to those who are waiting.
Voting in Georgia has become even more difficult as the Democratic Party has compared the bill to a bill passed in Georgia in March.
“It’s not Georgia, but it’s definitely Georgia Light,” said State Senator Shebrin Jones.
Others move towards throwback Jim Crow A law that deprived blacks of their rights from the 1870s to 1965.
“The bill is just a compelling way to punish people in elections that some people didn’t like at the national level,” said Democratic Senator Audrey Gibson.
“There is more than one sign of fraud, many people just wanted to get tired of voting.”
Republicans argue that they make cheating difficult, and that it is still easy to vote in the state directly, by mail, and via Dropbox on election days. ing.
The Florida House of Representatives has put together a similar law that does not include restrictions on food and water rations. The two bills need to be coordinated before being sent to the governor Ron DeSantis For his signature.
Former President’s close ally Donald TrumpThe Governor of Florida has made the change in election rules a legislative priority, even though the state has not had any significant problems during the final election cycle and won the Republican ticket.
Republicans in the US state legislature are working on a similar bill to limit access to voting, with a particular focus on mail voting.
People loyal to Mr. Trump are leading the move, maintaining his unfounded claim that widespread fraudulent voting has sacrificed him the 2020 elections. No such scams were detected.
Historically, it was Republicans who tended to vote for more numbers by mail.