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DeSantis had a chance to stand up for democracy, and he blew itSun Sentinel Editorial

Jun 08, 2019 - South Florida Sun-Sentinel

The Florida Legislature sometimes does something so cynical, heavy-handed and undemocratic that it demands corrective action from the only person powerful enough to stand in its way.

That would be Gov. Ron DeSantis, who had the power to right a terrible wrong. All he had to do is veto House Bill 5, which Republicans rammed through on two party-line votes in the final days of the 2019 session.

But DeSantis signed it into law Friday. Shame on him.

The bill is an attack on direct ...