Florida Democratic Party’s Statement on SB 90 Being Struck Down in Federal Court

“The federal Court’s decision today confirmed what Democrats have been saying all along: SB90 is a discriminatory voter suppression bill. Instead of governing, Ron DeSantis and Republicans in the Legislature spent two years passing unconstitutional and discriminatory laws that were destined to be struck down by the courts. Add this to the long line of legal defeats that Florida Republicans have been dealt all while Florida taxpayers continue to foot the bill for their refusal to do their jobs.”

According to Federal Judge Walker who struck the law down, “This Court finds that the Legislature enacted SB 90 to improve the Republican Party’s electoral prospects.”   He required Florida to get the approval of the federal government before trying to make any such changes for the next ten years.

Let’s hope this correct judgement survives the appeals process.