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  • Former Port Richey mayor denied bond as more charges added

    03/14/2019 9:02:59 PM PDT · by Steely Tom · 5 replies
    WFLA News Channel 8 ^ | 14 March 2019 | Ryan Hughes
    NEW PORT RICHEY, Fla. (WFLA) - A run down looking Dale Massad walked into courtroom 3-A at the Pasco County Courthouse in a jail jumpsuit. It's a fall from grace for the former Port Richey mayor removed from office by Gov. Ron DeSantis. Pasco County Sheriff's Office deputies went to his home in February to arrest him for practicing medicine without a license, they said. While there, they claim he opened fire. "He never shot at any officers," said attorney Bjorn Brunvand. "There were never officers in the path of any bullets. Did he fire bullets? Yes. But not toward...
  • The Tireless Ron DeSantis.....making Florida even greater

    03/11/2019 7:02:00 PM PDT · by entropy12 · 22 replies
    National Review ^ | March 8, 2019 | DEROY MURDOCK
    After contested recounts in Broward and Palm Beach Counties, DeSantis, 40, prevailed over Gillum, 39, by a margin more svelte than Palm Beach — 49.6 percent to 49.2 percent. Among 8.1 million ballots cast, just 32,463 votes divided victor from vanquished. Most significantly, DeSantis replaced three Florida supreme court justices who were required to retire at age 75. His appointees — Barbara Lagoa, Robert J. Luck, and Carlos Muñiz — have shifted the court’s composition from four liberals and three conservatives to one liberal and six conservatives. This jump to the right should keep the Sunshine State’s top tribunal safe...
  • Gov DeSantis: "I’m asking the Legislature to send me a bill during this legislative session..."

    02/27/2019 6:24:42 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyColonel · 14 replies
    Twitter ^ | 26 Feb 19 | Governor Ron DeSantis
    Gov DeSantis: "I’m asking the Legislature to send me a bill during this legislative session to address sanctuary cities and counties in Florida. I’m also calling on more local law enforcement to work with the federal government to ensure our immigration laws are enforced and justice is upheld."
  • DeSantis Kicks off Deregathon in Orlando

    02/01/2019 1:21:49 PM PST · by Jacquerie · 11 replies
    Sunshine State News ^ | February 1st 2019 | Unknown
    Gov. Ron DeSantis kicked off the start of the Deregathon alongside First Lady Casey DeSantis, Lt. Gov. Jeanette Nuñez and Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR) Secretary Halsey Beshears at Valencia College in Orlando. The one-day event held in conjunction with Florida’s Professional Licensing Boards aims to find solutions to harmful regulations facing Floridians, to strengthen the state’s economy. “We’re working hard to reduce barriers to opportunity for the people of Florida.” said DeSantis. “Florida needs a licensure system that protects consumers but doesn’t put up roadblocks for people to succeed. Bold and appropriate deregulation will continue to be...
  • DeSantis signs executive order to abolish Common Core in Florida

    01/31/2019 2:45:56 PM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 42 replies
    Fox 35 Orlando ^ | 1/31/19 | Craig Patrick, FOX 13 News
    Posted: Jan 31 2019 02:02PM EST Video Posted: Jan 31 2019 05:11PM EST Updated: Jan 31 2019 05:11PM EST CAPE CORAL, Fla. (FOX 13) - In another reversal of former Florida Gov. Scott's policies, Gov. Ron DeSantis ordered an end to Common Core-type educational standards in Florida. DeSantis’ executive order directs Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran to develop a road map for a new way to educate the sunshine state’s students. Florida moved to a Common Core-type system under former Gov. Rick Scott, a change aimed at matching standards for other students in the U.S. State leaders made some tweaks to...
  • DeSantis Announces 'Deregathon,' a War Strategy on Regulations (FL)

    01/24/2019 11:55:02 AM PST · by Jacquerie · 22 replies
    Sunshine State News ^ | January 24th 2019 | Unknown
    Gov. Ron DeSantis announced Thursday a first step he believes will ensure a brighter future for Florida’s economy. DeSantis recently wrote to the members of Florida’s 23 professional licensing boards, calling on them to join him, Lt. Gov. Jeanette Nuñez and Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR) Secretary Halsey Beshears on Thursday, Jan. 31 at Valencia College in Orlando for a one-day event he has called “Florida Deregathon.” The purpose, DeSantis said, is to find solutions to harmful regulations facing Floridians. During Florida Deregathon, there will be no official vote or action taken by the respective boards. Each board...
  • Gov. Ron DeSantis suspends Palm Beach elections chief Susan Bucher

    01/18/2019 10:43:51 AM PST · by relictele · 70 replies
    sun-sentinel.com ^ | 18 Jan 2019 | Steve Bousquet and Skyler Swisher
    Susan Bucher, the long-time supervisor of elections in Palm Beach County, was suspended Friday by Gov. Ron DeSantis following a series of post-election controversies. At a news conference at The Historical Museum of Palm Beach, DeSantis said he would follow Secretary of State Mike Ertel’s recommendation to suspend Bucher in order “to right the ship” in Palm Beach County. “Palm Beach County stands alone in their level of ineptitude” in the election reporting process, DeSantis said.
  • BREAKING NEWS: Robert Luck Is DeSantis' Second Supreme Court Pick (FL)

    01/14/2019 2:18:33 PM PST · by Jacquerie · 35 replies
    Sunshine State News ^ | January 14th 2019 | Nancy Smith
    Robert J. Luck, a highly respected rule-of-law conservative on the 3rd District Court of Appeal is Gov. Ron DeSantis' second pick for the Florida Supreme Court. During a recent interview, Luck described his judicial philosophy: “I understand how the judiciary -- what Hamilton called our least dangerous branch -- fits into our system of government ... Having worked in each of the three branches, I understand the modest role of the judge in reviewing the laws enacted by the Legislature, the actions taken by the executive, and the findings of the lower courts ... I conducted myself that way for...
  • Suspended Broward Sheriff Scott Israel won’t go quietly

    01/12/2019 8:00:19 AM PST · by MuttTheHoople · 107 replies
    The Miami Herald ^ | JANUARY 11, 2019 07:08 PM, | BY MARTIN VASSOLO AND JULIE K. BROWN
    Flanked by members of a local African-American faith community, a defiant Scott Israel defended himself against allegations of incompetence on Friday and made clear he would fight his suspension on any front necessary — whether before the Florida Senate or in state or federal court. Israel, 62, a two-term Democratic sheriff of Broward County, was suspended by Gov. Ron DeSantis three days after the new Republican governor was sworn into office. DeSantis cited a list of failures enumerated by a state panel that investigated BSO’s response to the Feb. 14, 2018, shootings at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland.
  • Plane carrying Gov. Ron DeSantis makes emergency landing in St. Pete

    01/11/2019 4:56:08 PM PST · by blueyon · 32 replies
    WFLA.com ^ | 01/11/19 | Athina Morris
    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (WFLA) - A plane carrying Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis was forced to make an emergency landing in St. Petersburg Friday afternoon, according to the governor's spokesman. All on board were fine. DeSantis was en route to the Broward County Sheriff's Office, where he was scheduled to hold a 3 p.m. press conference to announce the suspension of Sheriff Scott Israel, who is under fire over his agency's handling of the Florida school shooting massacre. Attorney General Ashley Moody, Shane Strum, DeSantis' chief of staff and three other members of his executive staff were also on the plane.
  • Gov. DeSantis appoints Barbara Lagoa to the Florida Supreme Court

    01/09/2019 8:33:31 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 13 replies
    WCTV ^ | Jan 9, 2019
    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) -- Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has appointed Florida Third District Court of Appeals Judge Barbara Lagoa to the state's Supreme Court. Lagoa, who will replace retiring Justice R. Fred Lewis, is the first Hispanic woman in history to serve on the Florida Supreme Court. In a press release sent Wednesday, Governor DeSantis said, "Justice Lagoa’s proven commitment to upholding the rule of law, unparalleled legal career and vast experience on the appellate bench distinguish her among the most qualified individuals to serve on our state's highest court. It is my pleasure and my privilege to appoint Barbara...
  • Florida Governor Desantis suspends Broward Sheriff.

    01/08/2019 4:22:49 PM PST · by TallahasseeConservative · 60 replies
    Fox News ^ | 01/08/18 | Elizabeth Zwirz
    Florida Governor Desantis suspends Broward Sheriff Israel.
  • New Florida Secretary of State Has Some Bad News for Brenda Snipes

    12/30/2018 10:23:13 AM PST · by Cheerio · 17 replies
    Steadfast And Loyal ^ | December 29, 2018 | Steven Ahle
    The new governor of Florida, Ron DeSantis has named Seminole County Supervisor of Elections Mike Ertel as the new Secretary of State, who will be overseeing elections in Florida. Although he is a Republican, he does not endorse candidates nor does he allow corruption from anyone, regardless of political affiliation. He counts the votes and that is all. Seminole County under Ertel has an excellent record of tabulating votes. Snipes has been an embarrassment to the entire state and Florida elections will be much better in 2020 under his leadership. That will likely not be to Snipes liking because if...
  • Asian Republican Enthusiasm for Florida Governor Election

    12/13/2018 2:02:31 AM PST · by Doreener · 6 replies
    Championing Republican principle of merit, hard work, self-responsibility, family values, and etc, Asian Americans are welcome in the Republican Party. Contributing to the Republican National Committee’s record-breaking 72 million voter contacts, Asian American Republicans are energized to elect Republican candidates up and down the ballot in elections to help restore the American Dream. Chinese American Republicans from Florida showed their unprecedented enthusiasm for Ron DeSantis. Check for Asians for DeSantis Nuñez info now.
  • Gillum officially concedes in Florida gubernatorial race

    11/17/2018 2:30:07 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 71 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/17/18 | Tal Axelrod
    Democrat Andrew Gillum officially conceded to Republican former Rep. Ron DeSantis in Florida’s gubernatorial race as a recount of votes showed a margin Gillum was unlikely to close.
  • “Zero Percentage Change” to vote tabulations after Sunday’s Nassau County, Florida recount

    11/12/2018 8:43:12 PM PST · by Trump20162020 · 13 replies
    Fernandina Observer Daily News ^ | November 12, 2018 | Susan Hardee Steger
    NASSAU COUNTY BALLOTS IN STORAGE. FILE PHOTO. Nassau County Democrats are reporting that Sunday’s recount of votes by the Nassau County Supervisor of Elections is finished and there were “zero percentage changes” in the vote totals. A manual recount of the over and under votes, if ordered, will occur later this week.” According to Florida Election laws, in the event the recount shows the vote margin is less than or equal to 0.25% , a manual recount is required. The manual recount applies only for ballots sorted by the automatic tabulating equipment showing undervotes or overvotes.
  • Florida braces for volatile recount as Trump ramps up attacks

    11/12/2018 3:26:10 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 36 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/12/18 | Lisa Hagen
    Democrats and Republicans are bracing for a protracted and volatile recount in Florida as election officials rush to meet a Thursday deadline to complete the process. Recounts in three statewide races were in full swing, with the nail-biter race between Sen. Bill Nelson (D) and Gov. Rick Scott (R) taking center stage. Votes are also being retabulated for the state's gubernatorial race between former Rep. Ron DeSantis (R) and Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum (D). The unfolding drama, and the legal battles surrounding it, are reminiscent of Florida’s presidential recount battle in 2000 that resulted in the election of former President...
  • 'Incompetence': Broward election chief likely to be forced from office by Scott, DeSantis

    11/12/2018 8:49:06 AM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 62 replies
    Politico.com ^ | November 12,2018 | Marc Caputo
    Counting unlawful votes. Destroying ballots. Sunshine Law violations. Busted deadlines. So many controversies have bedeviled Broward County Elections Supervisor Brenda Snipes — culminating in her office’s troubles in the aftermath of Florida’s chaotic 2018 elections — that her days in office are now numbered, insiders and lawmakers say. She’s losing support from fellow Democrats and faces the increasing likelihood of an embarrassing suspension from office at the hands of either Gov. Rick Scott or his likely successor, Ron DeSantis. Suspending Snipes from office would put a final exclamation point on one of the most contested midterms in recent Florida history,...
  • FLorida Rep. Conservative Matt Gaetz Banned by Twitter Police & Blocked by BSO filming ballots

    11/12/2018 5:03:38 AM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 24 replies
    Twitter @mattgaetz Saved to FR at midnight | November 12,2018 | Twitter of Matt Gaetz
    Traffic blocked at Fort Lauderdale airport after suspicious package found,BSO says (ballot boxes in car) November 12, 2018 12:10:08 AM EST · This is 100% true. Not satire or game. It is on FL Congressman’s Matt Gaetz’s twitter feeder: Matt Gaetz is on FOX News right now. Matt Gaetz @ mattgaetz Fort Walton Beach, FL The personal and occasionally shadow-banned account of Northwest Florida’s outspoken conservative congressman. “He’s a machine” says @realDonaldTrump #OpenGaetz mattgaetz.com 69,477 FOLLOWERS Matt Gaetz retweeted Lauren Cooley @laurenacooley 34m...........Spent time at #FLL this evening. @BrowardVotes staff is so incompetent, one member left SOE boxes in the...
  • It’s Not Quite Kristallnacht, but It’s Not The Fourth of July Either

    11/11/2018 1:00:04 PM PST · by jazusamo · 30 replies
    American Thinker ^ | November 11, 2018 | Clarice Feldman
    Just days before the eightieth anniversary of Kristallnacht, when Nazis burned synagogues, looted Jewish homes and shops, and rounded up Jewish families for concentration camps, Tucker Carlson’s home was surrounded by Antifa thugs who pounded on his door (cracking it), terrifying his wife, uttered threats against him and his family and painted an anarchist symbol on his driveway while the DC police did nothing to these modern-day brownshirts. This is not the first time they have engaged in violence and threats in my city, and not the first time there have been no legal consequences for their lawless, threatening behavior....