This is the reason Ron DeSantis is so horrifying. Whereas Donald Trump deliberate to assert the election was rigged, put pretend electors in place, and strong-arm his Vice-President into sending the election to the Home of Representatives, Ron DeSantis might merely keep away from all the challenge up entrance by creating his personal police pressure for elections and appoints its chief, this even if there’s no indication of any criminality in Florida’s elections past individuals having been caught voting twice. Democrats see bother looming, huge bother. In spite of everything, the place do you suppose DeSantis’s election enforcement group will “pre-place” its property on election day?
From Florida Playbook:
It nonetheless stays unclear how a lot work — and what number of investigations of voter fraud and different election legislation violations — the state’s newly created Workplace of Election Crimes and Safety will really undertake throughout this 12 months’s midterm elections.
The vaguer the job description, the extra harmful it’s.
In spite of everything, the workplace touted by Gov. Ron DeSantis didn’t get signed into legislation till late April and its funding solely formally kicked in every week in the past. However DeSantis — and Secretary of State Twine Byrd — have discovered a well-recognized face to take over the politically delicate job of operating the workplace: Pete Antonacci.
Appoint a loyalist, not somebody with impeccable independence.
Democrats, comparable to Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried, are extra suspicious of Antonacci’s hiring, calling it absurd and labeling him a “Federalist Society” darling. Democrats stay deeply distrustful of the necessity for the workplace itself, given the shortage of widespread situations of fraud.
There was no acknowledged want for this workplace.
Democrats stay rightly and deeply distrustful of Ron DeSantis with good cause. DeSantis sees himself as president in January 2025 however to get there, DeSantis can be pressured to win this November in Florida and he should thread a needle between appeasing the pro-choice state whereas remaining a viable MAGA presidential candidate.
However the bigger level, once more, is that whereas Donald Trump had each “inclination” required to result in fascism, Ron DeSantis quietly goes about getting it completed, brick by brick, nicely forward of time, all with a, “Who, me?” look when it’s known as out. It’s attainable that unbiased girls will vote in big numbers this November and Charlie Crist beats DeSantis, maybe by lower than one p.c.
Is there any state of affairs by which Ron DeSantis’s election safety group doesn’t immediately play a job when Crist is up by solely .2%? The arrest of a ballot employee (in city Miami or Tampa, clearly) for “mishandling” 1000’s of ballots? There may be nothing in DeSantis’s historical past that claims, “No.” And there may be nothing in Florida, neither the election safety group, the Florida legislature or Supreme Courtroom to face in his means of utilizing it.
Ron DeSantis is meticulous in guaranteeing that he doesn’t must resort to Trump’s strategies and that requires each intense commentary and pushback forward of time, forward of 2022 and 2024.
Jason Miciak believes a day with out studying is a day not lived. He’s a political author, options author, creator, and legal professional. He’s a Canadian-born twin citizen who spent his teen and faculty years within the Pacific Northwest and has since lived in seven states. He now enjoys life as a single dad of a younger lady, writing from the seashores of the Gulf Coast. He loves crafting his flower pots, cooking, whereas additionally learning scientific philosophy, faith, and non-math rules behind quantum mechanics and cosmology. Please be at liberty to contact for talking engagements or any issues.