Congressman Unveils Bill That Could Cancel the Democratic Party in Florida

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( – The rift between Democrats and Republicans has grown increasingly apparent in recent years. A new bill filed last week in Florida may, if approved, completely eliminate the Democratic party in the state and force impacted voters to re-register.

The bill called the “The Ultimate Cancel Act” (SB 1248), which is sponsored by Sen. Blaise Ingoglia (R-Spring Hill), would have political parties that endorsed previously endorsed slavery completely canceled.

Ingoglia pointed out that the Democratic party had previously had a pro-slavery stance in the past and with this bill, the party could be eliminated on those grounds. The bill states that it would be part of the Secretary of State’s responsibility to bring an end to the party.

If the bill is approved, then all the voters who are registered with a “canceled” party would immediately lose all party affiliations. Ingoglia added that he’d be intrigued to see whether the people who were previously aligned with the party would continue to support after becoming aware of its previous affiliations with slavery.

“Canceled” parties would be allowed to re-register, but they would have to do so under a different organization name, and the name could also not closely resemble any other previously registered party.

The Hill reported that Democrats have been very critical of this proposal, with Florida Democratic party chair Nikki Fried stating that this move by the Republican party “is what a dictator does.”

Ingoglia has stated that it remains to be seen how much traction the bill would receive. However, according to a report from Newsweek, Ingoglia himself has admitted that the bill is intended to make a political point more than it’s intended to function as a serious piece of legislation.

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