Roger Stone has a knack for snagging headlines when he wants them.
The longtime Republican operative is threatening to run as a libertarian candidate against popular Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-Fla.). DeSantis’ crime? Saying the Florida Division of Elections did its job on Election Day 2020.
Then-President Trump won Florida by a greater margin in 2020 than in 2016. However, Trump’s victory and DeSantis’ conservative views aren’t good enough for Stone who falsely claimed that one million phantom voters are on the Sunshine State’s voter rolls.
The Washington Examiner reports:
“People are actually looking at Florida and asking the question, ‘Why can’t these states be more like Florida?'” DeSantis added.
Still, the governor signed a bill in May that proponents said was geared toward improving election security, including adding ID requirements for mail-in voting and restricting the use of drop boxes, which opponents are challenging in court.
In October, DeSantis, who is widely seen as a possible 2024 presidential GOP front-runner, said Florida would not conduct another review of the 2020 election.
Post-election audits happen automatically in Florida.