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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis.
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A House bill would allow drop boxes to be used at locations beyond elections headquarters, but only during early voting hours. The boxes would have to be staffed by supervisors’ employees.
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Senate President Wilton Simpson, a supporter of the bill, used a procedural maneuver to ensure the Gov. Ron DeSantis’ legislative priority started moving in the Senate.


  1. Stephanie Marty demonstrates against a proposed ban on transgender girls and women from female sports leagues outside the South Dakota governor's mansion in Pierre, S.D. on Thursday March 11, 2021.
  2. Florida Deputy Secretary for Health Dr. Shamarial Roberson, right, speaks to the media as Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis looks on during a news conference Monday, March 2, 2020, in Tampa.
  3. Longtime Tampa Bay broadcaster Rob Lorei, seen here in a 2019 photo hosting the show Radioactivity on WMNF 88.5, said he was fired by WMNF's general manager. Lorei helped found the community radio station more than four decades ago.
  4. In this Sept. 14, 1976 photo, Ramsey Clark, Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate, center, speaks at Lincoln Center in New York. Ramsey Clark, the attorney general in the Johnson administration who became an outspoken activist for unpopular causes and a harsh critic of U.S. policy, died, Friday, April 9, 2021. He was 93.
  5. In this Oct. 23, 2017 photo, President Donald Trump speaks during a joint statement with Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington. Former President Donald Trump plans to affirm his commitment to the Republican Party — and raise the possibility that someone else will be the GOP's next presidential nominee — in a closed-door speech to donors Saturday night.
  6. In this Jan. 6 photo, rioters storm the Capitol, in Washington. A Pentagon report details missteps in communication.
  7. Former President Donald Trump will address the Republican party today from Mar-a-Lago.
  8. Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) speaks at A Woman for American First event, Friday, April 9, 2021, in Doral, Fla. The House Ethics Committee has opened an investigation of Florida congressman Matt Gaetz, citing reports of sexual and other misconduct by the Florida Republican.
  9. Sen. Darryl Rouson, D-St. Petersburg, addresses a crowd of protesters before their evening march on Sunday, July 12, 2020 in St. Petersburg. A proposed 'anti-riot' bill would enhance penalties for a host of crimes committed during protests that turn violent, and opponents have argued its broad definition could lead to racial disparity if the bill ultimately becomes law. “The people across the state of Florida are worried about the chilling effect of this bill,” Rouson said. “This is going to lead to a misapplication of the law, and we know Black and brown people will suffer disproportionately because we have seen it.”
  10. The 1st District Court of Appeal.
  11. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis.
  12. Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., walks off the House floor as House of Representatives takes up articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump in 2019.
  13. St. Petersburg City Council member Gina Driscoll.
  14. Rep. Matt Gaetz is retaining two prominent New York attorneys as he faces a Justice Department investigation into sex trafficking allegations involving underage girls.
  15. Suddenly embroiled in a federal sex trafficking investigation, Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz, shown in this 2019 photo, has denied the allegations, rebuffed suggestions that he resign and sent fundraising appeals that portray him as a victim of a “smear campaign.”
  16. This spring's state test results won't be held against students when it comes to third-grade promotion, high school graduation, Bright Futures scholarship eligibility and other critical issues, Florida officials announced Friday.
  17. House Speaker Chris Sprowls, R- Palm Harbor
  18. A drop box is set up ahead of the start of early voting in Hillsborough County for the August primary.
  19. The Capitol in Tallahassee is seen following Opening Day of the Florida Legislature on March 3, 2021.
  20. Former Republican state senator Frank Artiles.
  21. President Joe Biden gestures as he speaks about gun violence prevention in the Rose Garden.
  22. Former State Sen. Frank Artiles, R- Miami.
  23. An associate of Rep. Matt Gaetz's, shown in this 2020 photo, is working toward a plea deal with federal prosecutors investigating a sex trafficking operation, potentially escalating the legal and political jeopardy facing the Florida congressman.