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Why Florida Gov. DeSantis signed voting rights restriction on Fox News

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In a way, it was poetic that Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis appeared live on Fox News this week to sign a law restricting voting rights in Florida. After all, Fox & Friends, like much of its parent network, isn’t really a news outlet just as the law, despite Republicans claiming otherwise, isn’t really about stopping voter fraud. Voter fraud, like facts on Fox News, is so rare as to be basically non-existent. And most loyal consumers of Fox News and other right wing outlets will never be exposed to the truth about Republicans’ unfair, un-American crackdowns on voting rights because of the other front in the GOP’s assault — the crackdown on the right to protest.

Historically, protests are the way in which marginalized groups make their voices and perspectives heard. If you don’t have enough clout to get a hearing in the legislature, or enough power to get your story in the media, at least you can take to the streets and, hopefully, be heard.

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