White House Condemns FL Integrity Law Signed by Gov. Ron DeSantis
“The only reason to change the rules right now is if you don’t like who voted and that should be out of bounds,” Karine Jean-Pierre said to reporters aboard Air Force One.
“Florida is moving in the wrong direction.”
“There’s no legitimate reason to change the rules right now to make it harder to vote,” she said. “That’s built on a lie.”
DeSantis signed the “Integrity Bill” which puts limits on ballot box drop boxes, voting by mail, and ballot harvesting, while also enhancing voter ID requirements.
“My signing this bill says, ‘to Florida residents, your vote counts. Your vote is going to cast with integrity and transparency, and this is a great place for democracy,’” DeSantis said at a signing ceremony for the bill.”
Jean-Pierre argued the 2020 presidential election was “one of the most secure elections in American history,” despite Republican concerns about significant changes to the voting rules due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Jean-Pierre also criticized Republicans across the country for passing new laws to secure the election, accusing them of trying to prevent Democrats from voting.