Gov. Ron DeSantis and top Republicans in the Florida Legislature are under mounting pressure from their own party to audit the 2020 election even though former President Donald Trump easily won the state.
The Republican push for a “forensic audit” — and a hand recount of more than 11.1 million votes — could create an awkward moment for DeSantis, who said in the immediate aftermath of the 2020 election that Florida has shed its reputation for electoral mishaps and was now the “model” for the nation.
The Republican Party of Lake County near Orlando last week adopted and sent a resolution to the governor, top legislators and other elected officials that demanded a full audit of the entire election. The move dovetails with a bill filed by a GOP legislator from the same county who wants the Florida Legislature to order a review.
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Politico: “DeSantis, who is in office primarily due to Trump’s help, has refused a couple of times to directly answer questions about whether he thinks the election was ‘rigged.’ “#Courage https://t.co/n3piDe5q0i
— Scott Maxwell (@Scott_Maxwell) October 6, 2021
The Republican Liberty Caucus of Florida is sponsoring billboards in Tallahassee urging Gov. Ron DeSantis to “audit” the 2020 presidential election & support HB 99 sponsored by Florida State Rep. & Congressional candidate Anthony Sabatini. /8https://t.co/yBk3JhmgPz pic.twitter.com/FjteWXKfzh
— IndivisibleBradenton (@indivisible_brd) September 30, 2021