Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has said that he will sue the federal government if they try to implement the Democrat-created HB 1 election bill were it to pass in the U.S. Senate and then signed into law by President Joe Biden.
“We will absolutely sue, it’s unconstitutional,” asserted Gov. DeSantis on the Laura Ingraham Fox News nightly show.
“We will absolutely sue, it’s unconstitutional. Here’s the thing, it clearly doesn’t apply to state elections or presidential, and so you could be in a situation where you have the federal government trying to run Congress.”- Gov. Ron DeSantis.
DeSantis was first asked about the recent passage of the controversial SB 90 voter integrity bill that now awaits his signature.
“In Florida, we have voter ID. We’ve had voter ID. It works, it’s the right thing to do,” said DeSantis. “We didn’t do unsolicited mail ballots this last election, we made sure all the right people were in place. We counted 11 million votes by midnight on election night— it was free, it was fair, it was transparent.”
DeSantis says that the SB 90 bill contains measures or reforms that will make Florida’s existing election process “even better.”
“We’re banning ballot harvesting, we’re making sure that these Zuckerberg groups can’t come in spending private money to administer elections,” added DeSantis. ”We think we led the nation, but we are trying to stay ahead of the curve to make sure these elections run well, but in Florida, you can have confidence that your vote counts.”
While Republicans were gleeful after the passage of the aforementioned bill and await DeSantis’s signature, Florida Democrats continued expressing their disappointment in the bill’s passage and kept to the narrative that SB 90 was a measure aimed solely to disenfranchise the Black community.
“Sometimes I feel I’m at the back of the room, at the back of the bus,” Rep. Ramon Alexander (D)
Rep. Michele Rayner (D) said that Republicans “are actively trying to suppress the right to vote.”
Progressive Rep. Anna Eskamani said that the Republican argument was “unfortunately based on national lies” and invoked Jim Crow laws, saying, “we have a dark history of Jim Crow in this state, in this country, lets’ keep that in the past.”