Attack on mail ballots and drop boxes sails through Florida Senate committee

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — With Florida’s elections supervisors warning the change will lead to “chaos and confusion,” a Republican-led plan to ban ballot drop boxes and limit mail-in ballots sailed through a state Senate committee Wednesday with a 4-2 vote along party lines. The measure, SB 90, is a priority for Gov. Ron DeSantis, a Republican who won by 53,000 votes in 2018 and is expected to seek reelection next year. Following the national trend by Republican legislators and governors, DeSantis has called for limits on mail-in ballots as well as the discontinuation of drop boxes, two methods prom…

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