Florida Legislature passes bill allowing DeSantis to run for president as governor


TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Florida’s Republican-controlled Legislature on Friday approved sweeping election law changes, including a provision that clears the way for Gov. Ron DeSantis to run for president without having to resign his current position.

It marks the third straight year that Florida Republicans, who hold supermajorities in both chambers, have pushed through alterations to the state’s election laws.

Democrats and critics decried parts of the bill they contend could upend voter registration efforts and called out the change that would guarantee that DeSantis wouldn’t have to resign his current job if he becomes the GOP nominee for president.