DeSantis Says Trump’s Voting Rights In Florida Remain Intact

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis made it clear on Friday that former President Donald Trump can still vote in Florida elections regardless of his criminal conviction.

In a post on X after a Manhattan jury found Trump guilty of 34 counts of falsification of business records, DeSantis maintained that the Republican presidential candidate’s right to vote is still intact.

“Former President Donald Trump hasn’t lost his voting rights in Florida. Rights are not removed in Florida where they haven’t yet been stripped in the convicting jurisdiction,” DeSantis explained.

“That said, given the absurd nature of the New York prosecution of Trump, this would be an easy case to qualify for restoration of rights per the Florida Clemency Board, which I chair. The bottom line is that Donald Trump’s vote this November will be one of millions that demonstrate Florida is now a solid Republican state!” he added.

DeSantis’s clarification on Trump’s voting rights came after Democrats celebrated Trump’s conviction, claiming that he would not be able to vote for himself in Florida as a convicted felon in the 2024 election.

Some of the spreaders of the false information include Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-FL), Sen. Matt Lesser (D-CT), filmmaker Bree Newsome as well as political pundits Luke Beasley and Santiago Mayer.

Wilson had posted, “Now that Trump is a convicted felon, under Florida law, he can’t even vote for himself in the election!” That’s karma right there!”

Before the clarification on Trump’s voting rights, DeSantis defended Trump shortly after his guilty verdict.

In a post on X, he argued that the jury’s decision “represents the culmination of a legal process that has been bent to the political will of the actors involved: a leftist prosecutor, a partisan judge and a jury reflective of one of the most liberal enclaves in America — all in an effort to ‘get’ Donald Trump.”

“That this case — involving alleged misdemeanor business records violations from nearly a decade ago — was even brought is a testament to the political debasement of the justice system in places like New York City. This is especially true considering this same district attorney routinely excuses criminal conduct in a way that has endangered law-abiding citizens in his jurisdiction,” he added in reference to Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg, who brought up the case against Trump.