The midterm elections are over…or they are not…or they are. Are they? Midterm election night was two days ago. We are waiting to find out which political party will control the House and which one will dominate the Senate. We all want to know whether the country will have a majority of Republican governors or Democrats. Why are we all still waiting for midterm election results? Voting machines have presented issues in Maricopa County, AZ. What else has happened? The Georgia race between U.S. Senate candidates Raphael Warnock and Herschel Walker is not over. The battle will continue into runoff elections. Is there anything else keeping us from hearing election results? Mail-in ballots are still being counted all over the country.

The Mainstream media keeps describing the midterms as having gone off with little-to-no issues. President Biden said as much to the press only yesterday. Please. Let us not dissemble. Many of us are wondering how much election fraud has been and is being committed. Every one of the situations described above makes many of us suspect foul play. Every day of counting that passes is another 24 hour period that people with bad intentions can use to manipulate the ballot count or perform some sort of shenanigans. Some of the ‘hiccups’ are alarmingly reminiscent of the 2020 presidential elections. Why is our country seeing such an increase in voting issues? Is there a solution? I believe there is.

The president’s description of the midterms to the press can certainly be applied…to Florida. Election night in Florida proceeded with little to no issues. The votes were counted in a timely manner, and the results were delivered to the public fairly quickly. What is the difference between Florida and the many states in which the votes are still being counted? 

Last April, Governor Ron DeSantis signed Senate Bill 524 which was designed to protect election integrity. It is a thorough and carefully crafted bill. The measures include the founding of the Office of Election Crimes and Security, upgrading ballot harvesting from a first-degree misdemeanor to a third-degree felony, stricter ID requirements for mail-in ballots, the yearly review of voter rolls as a way to purge the list of ineligible voters, and the prohibition of “Zuckerbucks” for election supervisors. Other measures are being taken as well as those on the bill. Voting machines are being checked and double-checked before elections, the amount of permissible mail-in ballots has been reduced, and those that are counted have been subjected to a tracking system known as “Track my Ballot.” Voters can literally track the process and make sure their votes are cast and counted.

Why has Governor DeSantis taken these effective steps to ensure voter integrity in his state? He stands alone, in many respects, among his fellow Republican public servants. Florida’s governor seems to understand reality. He does not operate according to some illusion that all will be well and honesty will prevail. He accepts that our country is in a serious crisis and that the political process is corrupt. DeSantis has taken a decisive position against ‘wokeness.’ He understands that when dealing with liberal Democratic ideology, he is dealing with a form of religious fanaticism. As a result, he does not give the time of day to any of the attacks against him from the Left. The courage and conviction that Governor DeSantis has displayed, not only during the midterm elections, but during his time as governor of Florida is something to be admired and imitated. If the conservative movement in America is to have a future, it needs to take more than a few lessons from him.

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