Ron DeSantis

APOPKA, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES - 2020/07/17: Florida Governor Ron DeSantis speaks during a press conference at Wellington Park Apartments to announce the release of $75 million in funding from the CARES Act for local governments to provide rental and mortgage assistance to Floridians suffering financial difficulties due to the COVID-19 pandemic.DeSantis has refused calls to impose a statewide face mask mandate despite record numbers of coronavirus cases and deaths in the state in recent days. DeSantis has refused calls to impose a statewide face mask mandate despite record numbers of coronavirus cases and deaths in the state in recent days. (Photo by Paul Hennessy/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)
TALLAHASSEE, FL - AUGUST 11: Florida Governor Ron DeSantis speaks during a collegiate athletics roundtable about fall sports at the Albert J. Dunlap Athletic Training Facility on the campus of Florida State University on August 11, 2020 in Tallahassee, Florida. (Photo by Don Juan Moore/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Ron DeSantis
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks during the bill signing ceremony on Education Achievements at William J. Kirlew Junior Academy in Miami Gardens, Fla., on Thursday, May 9, 2019. (David Santiago/Miami Herald/TNS)
MIAMI, FL - AUGUST 29: Governor Ron DeSantis gives a briefing regarding Hurricane Dorian to the media at National Hurricane Center on August 29, 2019 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Eva Marie Uzcategui/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FL - JUNE 08: Florida Governor Ron DeSantis is seen during a press conference on June 8, 2020 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Eva Marie Uzcategui/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, UNITED STATES - 2020/06/24: Governor Andrew Cuomo makes an announcement and holds media briefing at 3rd Avenue office. New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy and Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont joined Cuomo with announcement of  incoming travel advisory that all individuals traveling from states with significant community spread of COVID-19 quarantine for a 14-day period from the time of last contact within the identified state. This quarantine applies to any person arriving from a state with a positive test rate higher than 10 per 100,000 residents over a 7-day rolling average or a state with a 10% or higher positivity rate over a 7-day rolling average. (Photo by Lev Radin/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - FEBRUARY 23: Ronna McDaniel, chairwoman of the Republican National Committee, is interviewed during the Conservative Political Action Conference at the Gaylord National Resort in Oxon Hill, Md., on February 23, 2018. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
MIAMI, FL - AUGUST 29: Governor Ron DeSantis gives a briefing regarding Hurricane Dorian to the media at National Hurricane Center on August 29, 2019 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Eva Marie Uzcategui/Getty Images)
DeSantis Led A Crackdown On Dems’ Last Lever Of Power In Florida

As President Obama once said, elections have consequences.

Florida brought the latest reminder of that on Friday, when Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis signed into law a bill that makes it much harder to change the state constitution via citizen-led ballot measures.

As Matt Shuham reports, this move puts a major dent in what is essentially the last lever of power Democrats have in the Sunshine State, which is currently overseen by a Republican governor, legislature, secretary of state and attorney general. Every member of the state Supreme Court has also been appointed by Republicans. Read More

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis attends an interfaith service at Pine Trails Park in Parkland, Fla., to remember the 17 victims killed last year at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, on Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019. (Michael Laughlin/Sun Sentinel/TNS)
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks during the bill signing ceremony on Education Achievements at William J. Kirlew Junior Academy in Miami Gardens, Fla., on Thursday, May 9, 2019. (David Santiago/Miami Herald/TNS)
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