At this point, Republicans are not only happy to continue promoting Donald Trump’s Big Lie, the one about the 2020 election being stolen, but to use it to their own advantage. With new voter suppression laws being implemented in each state to protect “election integrity” by limiting the minority vote and making it as difficult as possible to vote, is certainly to Republican’s advantage.
🚨🆕: @SPLCenter and @fairerelections, on behalf of Harriet Tubman Freedom Fighters & @HeadCountOrg, SUE Florida over voter suppression bill #SB90. The groups claim that provisions of the bill violate the 1st and 14th Amendments.
Read the complaint here⤵️https://t.co/ztcS5DnmRt
— Democracy Docket (@DemocracyDocket) June 14, 2021
Democracy Docket, a platform dedicated to advocacy for voting rights, tweeted on Monday that Florida’s new voter suppression bill, signed on air by Governor Ron DeSantis (R) on Fox News, is being taken to court by the Southern Poverty Law Center.
‘A fourth lawsuit was filed today challenging Florida’s omnibus voter suppression bill, Senate Bill 90. The complaint, brought by the Southern Poverty Law Center and the Fair Elections Center on behalf of the Harriett Tubman Freedom Fighters and HeadCount, challenges the bill’s restrictions on advocacy efforts of third-party voter registration organizations (3PVROs).’
The bill, which limits mail-in voting ballot drop boxes, limits who can drop off a ballot for someone who cannot take it themselves, and calls for drop boxes to be policed by election workers at every moment that they’re open certainly don’t align well with democratic values. If someone has to try this hard to prevent people from voting, is there any other explanation other than that they’re scared of what will happen if people do vote?
‘The plaintiffs argue that these restrictions limit voter outreach, education and registration activities and force them to provide a misleading “warning” to voters in violation of the First and Fourteenth Amendments. The complaint states that, despite the state’s many attempts to restrict their activity, 3PRVOs successfully registered many Florida voters before the 2020 general election without any widespread problems.’