US United States: The Governor of Florida adopts a controversial electoral law

14:50  07 may  2021
14:50  07 may  2021 Source:   rfi.fr

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After Georgia last March, it is the turn of Florida to adopt a restrictive electoral law. The governor of this state, a close to Donald Trump, signed this Thursday, 6 May a text that limits the correspondence vote. Democrats accuse him of targeting minorities.

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The governor of Florida signed the law at Palm Beach airport, within a few minutes of the residence of Donald Trump, at a ceremony broadcast exclusively on Fox News. Ron de Santis presented the text as a necessity to "strengthen public confidence in the elections". The law adds obstacles to the vote by correspondence, constantly denounced as a vector of fraud by the former president. It also restricts the use of deposit boxes for ballots.

Democrats denounce an attempt to move voters from minorities, and accuse the governor to want to flatter the supporters of Donald Trump, to maintain the myth of a massive electoral fraud during the last ballot, while. 'has never been demonstrated. Several civil rights associations have filed an appeal against the law before federal justice.

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