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750k Registered Florida Voters Have “Flipped” From Democrat to GOP Since DeSantis’ Governing



According to recently disclosed data from the Florida Division of Elections (FDE), during Gov. Ron DeSantis’s administration, there has been a net transfer of 750,000 voters from the Democratic Party to the Republican Party.

According to Florida’s Voice, as of May 31, there were 496,150 more Republicans than Democrats (5,311,365 to 4,815,215), a disparity that is expected to have already surpassed the half-million mark. At the beginning of DeSantis’s term in 2019, Florida Republican Party Chair Christian Ziegler notes, the state had “about 250,000 more registered Democrats than registered Republicans,” making for a total net shift of approximately 750,000 votes to the GOP during his tenure.

The Florida Department of State removed more than 115,000 voters off the voter lists owing to ineligibility or inactivity, which contributed to some of the change. State Republican officials, however, also credit it to the popularity of effective conservative leadership under DeSantis, a Republican who is vying for the GOP’s presidential nomination in 2024.

The change “clearly showcases both the strength of the Republican Party and the expedited extinction of the Democrat Party in the Sunshine State, which cannot happen soon enough,” Ziegler said. “Our children and grandchildren will thank us for the voter registration gains we are experiencing today.”

“As the Republican presidential nominee, he will build the same successful coalition and win the White House, no excuses,” said Bryan Griffin, press secretary for DeSantis.

With a specific focus on combating “woke” philosophy in schools, medicine, and the business sector, DeSantis swiftly built a proactive conservative record after assuming office in 2019 that attracted significant interest in him as a White House possibility. This led to a 19-point reelection victory this fall during a midterm season in which other Republicans were seen to have failed. He completed an aggressive legislative session earlier this year that resulted in new conservative legislation on transgender education, crime, weapons, and more.

The governor’s management of the COVID-19 epidemic has been one of the highlights of that record. Like other governors, he first complied with the Trump administration’s directives and imposed certain limitations, which he subsequently expressed sorrow over. However, as more evidence became available, he changed his mind, confounding predictions that his actions would result in a large number of fatalities and creating what is likely the most anti-lockdown record in the nation.

He took action to stop school closingsvaccine passportsmask mandates, and local lockdownspardon residents persecuted by rogue localitiessue the Biden administration over its ban on the cruise ship industry; and embrace therapeutics disfavored by the medical establishment such as hydroxychloroquine.

Florida was therefore spared most of the economic destruction that befell states that adopted lockdowns, with even some in the mainstream media finally being forced to recognize that the more stringent regulations of states like California failed to save more lives from COVID. In contrast, others sought in vain to discredit Florida’s statistics by advancing a conspiracy theory that claimed that the state’s stats were fabricated.

Former President Donald Trump, who for months was the only major announced contender and still has a commanding lead in national primary surveys, is DeSantis’ biggest rival for the GOP nomination for president. With the help of an extensive ground operation, DeSantis, who declared his projected candidacy on May 24, has the advantage in funding and is predicted to be competitive in the early states. Republican primary voting won’t start until the Iowa caucuses in January of next year.


Democrats Block SAVE Act in Senate, Allowing Potential for Illegal Immigrant Voting



Senate Democrats have thwarted the passage of the SAVE Act, a pivotal bill aimed at bolstering the integrity of federal elections by mandating proof of citizenship for voting eligibility. This move follows the House’s approval of the bill with a narrow vote of 221-198, where almost all Democrats opposed the measure.

The SAVE Act seeks to amend the National Voter Registration Act of 1993 to enforce stricter voter registration standards. Specifically, it proposes that voters must furnish documentary evidence of U.S. citizenship to participate in federal elections, diverging from current regulations that only require such proof for state and local elections.

Senator Mike Lee, commending Representative Chip Roy for the bill’s passage, emphasized the necessity for Senate action, asserting, “Federal elections are only for U.S. citizens.”

However, despite efforts to expedite the bill in the Senate, Democrats raised objections, preventing its immediate passage. Senator Lee expressed frustration over the blockage, highlighting the potential consequences: “It’ll stop noncitizens from voting.”

In a statement on the Senate floor, Senator Lee voiced deep concerns, citing a recent study revealing significant opportunities for illegal voting by noncitizens. The study indicated that between 10% to 27% of noncitizens are registered to vote, with 5% to 13% actually participating in presidential elections.

Instances of voter fraud, including noncitizens illegally registered to vote, have been documented across the country. Reports have surfaced of unsolicited voter registration forms sent to noncitizens and inadequate checks during driver’s license issuance, contributing to vulnerabilities in the electoral system.

A video shared by Mike Howell, Executive Director of the Heritage Oversight Project, in collaboration with, further underscored concerns. The video exposed instances of illegal aliens admitting to voter registration in North Carolina, emphasizing the need to safeguard American elections from foreign influence.

The SAVE Act’s blockade in the Senate has ignited a contentious debate over electoral integrity and the role of citizenship in voting rights. As the legislative battle continues, the future of federal voting regulations remains uncertain, with implications for the upcoming 2024 elections.

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Wisconsin Supreme Court Reinstates Unstaffed Drop Boxes Ahead of 2024 Election



In a significant ruling on July 5, the Wisconsin Supreme Court decided to reinstate the use of unstaffed drop boxes for absentee ballots, reversing the prohibition that had been in effect since 2022. The court’s 4–3 decision marks a pivotal change in Wisconsin’s election procedures ahead of the 2024 elections.

In 2022, the Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled that state law did not allow for absentee drop boxes to be placed anywhere other than in election clerk offices. This decision effectively banned the use of unmanned drop boxes, which had been widely utilized in previous elections to facilitate absentee voting.

The reversal of the 2022 ruling was influenced by a change in the court’s composition. A new justice was elected in 2023, which led to a re-evaluation of the previous decision. During the arguments in May, Justice Jill Karofsky questioned the validity of the 2022 ruling, suggesting that it may have been a mistake. “What if we just got it wrong? What if we made a mistake? Are we now supposed to just perpetuate that mistake into the future?” Karofsky asked during the proceedings.

The court heard arguments three months before the August 13 primary and six months ahead of the November presidential election. Attorneys representing Republican backers of the 2022 ruling contended that there had been no changes in the facts or the law to justify overturning a decision that was less than two years old. Misha Tseytlin, at torney for the Republican-controlled Legislature, argued that overturning the ruling could lead to future instability, as the court might have to revisit the issue whenever its composition changes.

However, Justice Karofsky countered this by pointing out the potential flaws in the 2022 decision, questioning whether the court should continue to uphold a ruling that was “egregiously wrong from the start” with “exceptionally weak” reasoning and damaging consequences.

Democrats and voting rights advocates argued that the 2022 ruling misinterpreted the law by concluding that absentee ballots could only be returned to a clerk’s office and not to a drop box controlled by the clerk. David Fox, attorney for the groups challenging the prohibition, described the current law as unworkable and unclear about where ballots can be returned.

Several justices expressed concerns about revisiting the previous ruling, with Justice Rebecca Bradley cautioning against the court acting as a “super Legislature” and giving municipal clerks excessive discretion in conducting elections.

The case was brought by voter mobilization group Priorities USA and the Wisconsin Alliance for Retired Voters. Governor Tony Evers and the Wisconsin Elections Commission, which oversees the state’s elections, supported the use of drop boxes. Election officials from four counties, including the state’s two largest, also filed briefs in support of overturning the prohibition, arguing that drop boxes had been used securely for decades.

The plaintiffs’ attorneys highlighted the practical impact of the 2022 ruling, noting that over 1,600 absentee ballots arrived late and were not counted in the 2022 election when drop boxes were not in use. By contrast, in the 2020 election, when drop boxes were available, only 689 ballots arrived after Election Day, despite a significantly higher number of absentee voters.

The Wisconsin Supreme Court’s decision to reinstate unstaffed drop boxes is a crucial development in the state’s election laws, potentially increasing accessibility and convenience for absentee voters. As the 2024 elections approach, this ruling may have significant implications for voter turnout and the administration of elections in Wisconsin.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Elon Musk Backs Voter Bill Aimed at Providing Proof of U.S. Citizenship to Vote, Labels Opponents as “Traitors”



Elon Musk recently voiced strong support for the SAVE Act, a bill proposed by House Speaker Mike Johnson aimed at ensuring only U.S. citizens can vote in federal elections. The Safeguard American Voter Eligibility (SAVE) Act seeks to amend the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA) by mandating documentary proof of U.S. citizenship for voter registration in federal elections.

The bill outlines several key measures:

  • State election officials must verify citizenship before providing voter registration forms.
  • Individuals must provide proof of citizenship to register to vote in federal elections.
  • States can accept various documents to make it easier for citizens to register.
  • States will have access to federal agency databases to remove non-citizens from voter rolls.
  • The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is directed to determine whether to initiate removal proceedings if a non-citizen is identified as registered to vote.
  • DHS must notify state election officials when individuals are naturalized to ensure they can exercise their voting rights.

Supporters, including Musk, argue that these measures are necessary to protect the integrity of U.S. elections by preventing non-citizens from voting. Critics of the bill claim it could disenfranchise eligible voters by imposing additional hurdles to the registration process.

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