DeSantis Signs GOP-Drafted Florida Voting Bill, Legal Fight Begins

“Right now I have what we think is the strongest election integrity measures in the country,” Gov. Ron DeSantis said as he signed it.

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Surrounded by lawmakers, Florida Gov.Ron DeSantis speaks at the end of a legislative session, Friday, April 30, 2021, at the Capitol in Tallahassee, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a sweeping elections bill into law Thursday that he and other Republicans said would place guardrails against fraud, even as they acknowledged there were no serious signs of voting irregularities last November. Democrats and voter rights advocates said the partisan move will make it harder for some voters to cast ballots. The Republican governor signed the freshly passed legislation ahead of his impending announcement that he’ll…

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