Florida gov signs GOP voting law critics call ‘un-American’
May 6, 2021 10:54AM AKDT
By BOBBY CAINA CALVAN Associated Press
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has signed a sweeping elections bill into law that he and other Republicans said would place guardrails against fraud, even though there were no signs of voter irregularities in the November presidential election. Thursday’s signing is being denounced by Democrats and voter rights advocates. Voter advocates and retirees immediately filed federal lawsuits assailing the law as un-American and anti-democratic. They say it will unfairly target Blacks and Latinos and raise barriers to disabled voters in an attempt to regain a Republican advantage. The Republican governor also soon plans to announce he’s running for reelection.