Democrats are reviving their go-to critiques of basic election integrity measures following the Florida legislature passing SB 90 — an election integrity bill which adds restrictions to absentee voting, ballot harvesting, and ballot drop boxes among other items — describing it as suppressive and a “revival of Jim Crow in the state.”
The measure passed the Senate 23-17 and the House 77-40 this week, but not without debate from Democrats, many of whom have labelled the measure as suppressive.
“We are not here because we have a problem with our elections,” state Rep. Omari Hardy, a Democrat, said. “We are here because the Republican former president lost his re-election in November, and, rather than admitting his defeat, he spun a web of lies, radicalized those lies, in an attempt to explain away the loss.”
“This bill is the revival of Jim Crow in this state whether the sponsors