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The state senator from Florida introduced an electoral bill that would eliminate the Democratic Party in the state. Ingoglia was, until recently, the president of the Republican Party from Florida.
The “Final Cancellation Act,” introduced by Ingoglia, would require the state Division of Elections to “immediately cancel” submissions by any political party whose platform has “previously advocated or supported slavery or involuntary servitude.”
The bill, called SB 1248would require Florida officials notify all registered voters belonging to canceled parties that their party no longer exists.
It would also change their voter registrations to “no party affiliation” and “provide procedures” for those voters to update their affiliations to “an active political party.”
The bill would allow any canceled political party to re-register with the Florida Department of State, but only on the condition that the party changes its name to something “substantially different from the name of any other party previously registered” with the agency.
Y although the bill does not mention the Democratic Party, southern Democrats wanted to continue slavery during the Civil War and so Florida seceded from the US when Republican Abraham Lincoln became president. That was over 150 years ago.
“For years, left-wing activists have been trying to ‘cancel’ people and companies for things they have said or done in the past. This includes the removal of statues and memorials, and the renaming of buildings. Using this standard, it would be hypocritical not to cancel the Democratic Party itself for the same reason,” explained Senator Ingoglia, according to WESH.
WESH cited a statement from the Florida Democratic Party in response: “Introducing a bill that would disenfranchise 5 million voters is unconstitutional and unserious. Under Ron DeSantis, Senator Ingoglia is using his office to push through bills that are nothing more than publicity stunts instead of focusing on the issues that matter most to Floridians, like reforming homeowners insurance, addressing housing affordability and combat climate change. The sooner DeSantis and his puppets in the legislature learn that Florida is a Democratic Republic and not a Banana Republic, the better for all Floridians.”
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