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Despite 'Transparent & Efficient' 2020 Election In Florida, Governor DeSantis Pushes For Voting Changes

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Florida governor Ron DeSantis says “Florida had the most transparent and efficient election than anyplace in the country in 2020,” yet he wants to make changes. Read more: https://cbsloc.al/37xAPyn

Video Transcript

LAUREN PASTRANA: Florida Governor Ron DeSantis was in South Florida this morning. And he was talking about voting-- specifically, the success the state saw in tabulating votes during the presidential election in November.

RON DESANTIS: I think Floridians of all stripes can rest assured that in this state your vote counts. Your vote matters. Your vote will be counted. It's going to be transparent. It's going to be above board.

LAUREN PASTRANA: The governor also discussed several things for the state legislature to look at during the upcoming session, including bills outlawing ballot harvesting, the mass mailing of unsolicited ballots, and creating new guidance for drop boxes. The state Democratic party released a statement criticizing the plan, saying it will only make it harder for people to get access to voting.