FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 7, 2021
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A Longtime Leader, Florida Continues Progress in Making it Easy to Vote and Hard to Cheat
Washington, D.C. – Today the Election Transparency Initiative praised new election reforms signed into law by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis. S.B. 90 strengthens Florida’s voter ID enforcement, bans ballot trafficking and mass mailing of absentee ballots, increases security for drop boxes, and stops private money from being used for election expenses.
National Chairman of the Election Transparency Initiative and former Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli praised Florida’s leadership in a statement:
“We thank Governor DeSantis and the legislature for their commitment to common sense measures that make it easy to vote and hard to cheat. Since the 2000 presidential election, Florida has been a leader on election integrity. The new law builds on that excellent record and is a strong marker for continued progress, in the Sunshine State and across the nation.”
The Election Transparency Initiative, a partnership between American Principles Project (APP) and the national pro-life group Susan B. Anthony List (SBA List), was organized to combat H.R. 1/S. 1 and advocate for state-based election reforms that voters can trust.
ETI yesterday announced the launch of a six-figure digital ad campaign to urge U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) and Jon Tester (D-MT) to continue standing firmly opposed to any attempt to eliminate or weaken the legislative filibuster. The ads will target swing voters without strong Republican or Democratic primary histories. In March, the group launched an ongoing grassroots campaign urging Manchin, Sinema and Tester to oppose S.1.
Polling released earlier this year by the Honest Elections Project shows:
- 64% of voters, including Black (51%) and Hispanic (66%) voters, as well as urban (59%) and Independent (61%) voters, want to strengthen voting safeguards that prevent fraud – not eliminate them.
- 77% of voters, including strong majorities of Republicans (92%), Independents (75%), and Democrats (63%) all support requiring voter ID.
- 64% of Black voters, 77% of Hispanics, and 76% of low-income voters reject the notion that presenting a form of ID at the ballot-box is a “burden.”
- Two-thirds of voters (66%) support increased protections on absentee voting, like requiring voter ID to vote absentee, which S.1. expressly blocks.
SBA List is a network of 900,000 pro-life Americans nationwide, dedicated to ending abortion by electing national leaders and advocating for laws that save lives, with a special calling to promote pro-life women leaders.