Long story short...Desantis removed the Andrew Warren, state attorney for our circuit, because Desantis doesn't like his politics. Warren was elected to the SA spot and is a progressive. He stated that he wouldn't go after women for violating Florida's 15-week abortion ban and Desantis removed him for not following the law. A judge ruled today that Desantis was blatantly politically motivated and violated the Constitution. but the judge didn't reinstate Warren.
I know everyone thinks Florida is as red as any state can be but that's not necessarily accurate. There are a lot of independent or NPA voters that go back and forth between the parties. If Warren runs for the SA spot again, he'll probably win by a landslide. I'm wondering if he has larger aspirations though. I think he'd be a solid candidate for governor.
Also, Desantis just rejected a new African-American AP course saying it doesn't have any educational value.
There are currently AP courses for Spanish, Japanese, German and other nationalities.
I know these kinds of things are red meat for the GOP base. But I think removing an elected official in a nakedly political stunt and going on and on about the lack of value in African American studies are stepping way over the line. I'll be shocked if black folks aren't pissed at his dismissive view of black history.
I think these are the kinds of things that rally progressives AND swing good number of unaffiliated voters away from the GOP.