Florida GOP Leader Misses Electoral Vote, Has COVID

The Orlando Sentinel reports:

Florida Senate President Wilton Simpson has tested positive for COVID-19, his spokeswoman said Monday. Simpson, 56, was slated to be an elector in the Electoral College vote Monday afternoon in the Senate chambers and took a test ahead of the event.

But because of his positive test, he didn’t attend the ceremony and an alternate took his place. Simpson also was scheduled to attend a Christmas party at DeSantis’ governor’s mansion Monday evening, an event which has drawn criticism because no protocols for masks or social distancing were announced.