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Governor Ron DeSantis and the state of Florida just got a big win today after the Eleventh Circuit Court granted their appeal of a lower court’s ban on their new election law.


Here’s more on the ruling from Law.com:

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit reinstated parts of a Florida election law that added restrictions on the use of drop boxes, third-party voter registration and certain activities near polling places.

The panel, including Judges Kevin Newsom, Barbara Lagoa and Andrew Brasher, blocked a preliminary injunction granted by Chief U.S. District Judge Mark Walker of the Northern District of Florida, meaning portions of the law will continue to be enforced while litigation continues. Walker, in blocking the restrictions, said the Republican legislation intentionally discriminated against Black voters.

But in a per curiam opinion, the panel said that determination was flawed. The judges said Walker failed to presume the Florida Legislature acted in good faith when passing the law.

“For starters, in its 288-page opinion, the district court never once mentioned the presumption. And while we do not require courts to incant magic words, it does not appear to us that the district court here meaningfully accounted for the presumption at all,” the opinion reads.

The three Trump-appointed judges also called Walker’s historical analysis of discrimination “problematic,” and said he looked back too far in the state’s history.

“In its assessment of SB90’s historical background, the district court led with the observation that ‘Florida has a grotesque history of racial discrimination.’ It began its survey of that history beginning immediately after the Civil War and marched through past acts of ‘terrorism’ and ‘racial violence’ that occurred during the early and mid-1900s,” the panel wrote. “At least on our preliminary review, the district court’s inquiry does not seem appropriately ‘focus[ed]’ or ‘[]limited.’”

The challenge was brought by the League of Women Voters of Florida, which was represented by attorney Marc Elias of Elias Law Group. The law, passed last year, limited the use of drop boxes for collecting ballots and added restrictions to third-party voter registrations.

The Democrat hack attorney Marc Elias was representing the challenge brought to the law? No wonder they lost. Ha!

Seriously though, the judges who voted in this 3-0 ruling to allow Florida’s law to go into effect were all appointed by President Trump in 2017, 2019, and 2020.

What a great day for the state of Florida, thanks in part to President Trump.