Florida gov signs GOP voting law: Critics call it Un-American

The state of Florida has taken a big step in the wrong direction. Governor Rick Scott signed a law that will make it harder for people to vote, and many are calling it “Un-American.” The …

The state of Florida has taken a big step in the wrong direction. Governor Rick Scott signed a law that will make it harder for people to vote, and many are calling it “Un-American.” The new law requires voters to show proof of citizenship before they can register to vote. This means that if you don’t have your birth certificate or passport handy at the polling place, you won’t be able to cast a ballot. In addition, people who only have out-of-state driver licenses need additional documentation when voting by mail.

Governor Rick Scott of Florida has signed a law that will require anyone registering to vote to show a state-issued photo ID. The bill was passed by the GOP-dominated legislature and is being called un-American by critics who say it discriminates against minorities and the poor.

This law will go into effect in July 2013 and is a victory for Republicans who have been fighting voter fraud. They say it’s necessary to prevent illegal immigrants from voting even if they’re not eligible citizens since there are no requirements of proof that you’ve proven your citizenship when registering with the state. Democrats say this bill disenfranchises tens of thousands of voters without any evidence or need.

The ACLU has already filed suit against the new law on behalf of three homeless African Americans who were denied ballots because they didn’t show up at their polling places with photo ID cards issued by the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV).

According to fox news on Florida gov signs GOP voting law, the “League of Women Voters” has also filed suit.

Florida Gov Signs GOP Voting Law: Critics Call It Un-American

Fox News is clearly the network of choice for Republican politicians who are trying to defend their latest voter suppression efforts.

The ACLU has already filed suit against the new law on behalf of three homeless African Americans who were denied ballots because they didn’t show up at their polling places with photo ID cards issued by the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV).

According to Fox News, The “League of Women Voters” has also filed suit.

However, a spokesman for Governor Rick Scott says those lawsuits will not prevent enforcement of what he calls common-sense laws requiring people to prove they’re eligible to vote before casting a ballot and that it’s needed in Florida because voters have been duped into voting multiple times under different names in order to falsely inflate election turnout numbers.

The governor of Florida, Ron DeSantis (R), has signed a new bill into law to make it harder for people to vote. The move made the state one of many Republican-led states enacting stricter voting rules over objections from Democrats who say these changes only make it more difficult for minorities and elderly citizens in particular to cast their ballots.

But this is not just any GOP-friendly morning show—it’s Fox & Friends on the conservative network FOX News,

which aired an exclusive live event that featured Governor DeSantis signing his name onto HJR 595 following hours spent discussing how “fraudulent voters have caused Floridians’ confidence in our elections system [to] dwindle.”

At a live bill-signing event aired exclusively on Fox News, DeSantis said the new law would prevent fraud and restore confidence in Florida’s elections — although the state has found no evidence of widespread fraud. The move made Florida the latest GOP-led state to enact tighter voting rules over

the years, which critics say are designed to make it more difficult for racial minorities and the elderly.

HJR-595 is called an Integrity in Elections Act, but opponents of the bill have said that this law is anything but:

“It’s not a good day when you’re passing legislation based on unproven allegations,” Rep. Anna Eskamani (D) told FOX News after DeSantis signed HJR-595 into law earlier today. “This democracy has been built on inclusion and participation without discrimination.”

Eskamani was joined by other Democrats who felt Governor Rick Scott’s voter reform initiative unfairly targeted minority voters as well as people with disabilities or limited English skills

“I’m actually going to sign it right here,” DeSantis said as he signed a piece of paper, which will restrict when ballot drop boxes can be used and who can collect ballots.

He has also passed what we think is the strongest election integrity measure in the country: Florida’s new law restricts when ballot drop boxes can be used, and who can collect ballots – only immediate family members or no more than two unrelated people.

The problem, critics say: the new law also restricts when ballot drop boxes can be used and who can collect ballots.

DeSantis signed what he called “the strongest election integrity measure in the country” this week – which limits when ballot box locations on public property may be used, as well as how many people are permitted to handle them.

It includes a provision that only immediate family members or no more than two unrelated people could help someone else cast their vote by collecting an absentee ballot from a designated location outside of polling places during early voting periods and on Election Day.

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