Florida Legislature OKs elections overhaul, social media crackdown

Written by on May 3, 2021

TALLAHASSEE – Florida lawmakers labored into the evening Thursday to approve a pair of Gov. Ron DeSantis’ prime priorities: New limits on mail ballots and drop containers together with recent sanctions on social media platforms.

Each measures grew out of final November’s presidential elections. Democrats outperformed Republicans in voting-by-mail, and former President Trump was banned from social media websites over the lethal rebellion on the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6.

The elections overhaul drew fierce debate Thursday within the Senate, which accredited the measure 23-17, with Sen. Jeff Brandes of St. Petersburg the lone Republican opposed. The Home adopted go well with, 77-40, largely alongside celebration strains.

The laws (SB 90) would require voters wanting a mail poll after subsequent yr’s elections to make the request earlier than each basic election.

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