Florida Gov Signs GOP Voting Law Critics Call 'Un-American'


Florida's governor has signed elections bill into law that he and other Republicans say will guard against fraud even though there were no signs of voter irregularities in the November presidential election under the new rules ballot drop boxes must be supervised and would only be available when elections offices and early voting sites are open to protect against so called ballot harvesting and electoral good Samaritan can only collect and return the balance of immediate family and no more than two from unrelated people the law extends a no influence zone two hundred and fifty feet around polling places and election officials would have to let candidates and other observers witnessed some key election night moments in the ballot handling process violations could prompt hefty fines however the law did not include some of the more severe provisions initially put forward including the outright banning of drop boxes and mail in ballots I'm Ben Thomas

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