Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, perhaps the most brazenly corrupt politician in the nation, has been playing games with the pandemic all along. We’ve seen him try to manipulate the death toll, and then have the police raid the house of a scientist who blew the whistle on him.
At the time of the raid, Palmer Report predicted that DeSantis would end up regretting it. After all, the first rule of a coverup is that your actions should result in there being less public interest in the story, not more public interest. Sure enough, DeSantis’ raid appears to have prompted the Sun-Sentinel, a major Florida newspaper, to go back and examine those death toll numbers.
As it turns out, thirteen days before election day, DeSantis announced that his office would be independently reviewing every reported coronavirus death in the state. Then ten days before election day, DeSantis manipulated Florida’s daily coronavirus death toll numbers sharply downward. Then, after the media announced on November 7th that Trump had lost the election, Florida’s daily death toll numbers spiked on November 8th.
In other words, DeSantis didn’t just fake Florida’s coronavirus death toll numbers for political gain in general. He did it specifically to try to manipulate the outcome of the presidential election. This has to be seen as election tampering.
If DeSantis truly believed that his office’s alterations to the death toll numbers were legitimate, the official numbers would have remained low even after the election. Instead, by allowing the death toll criteria to go back to normal immediately after the election, DeSantis has given away his guilt. Wow is this guy ever stupid.
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report