South Florida Sun-Sentinel by Steve Bousquet
November 8, 2019
In the annals of Florida politics, 2019 will go down as the year of the non-disclosure agreement. It’s not a good sign.
When the Mueller Report came out in April and said what we long suspected — that at least one Florida county’s voting system was a target of attempted Russian intrusion in 2016 — Gov. Ron DeSantis demanded to find out more.
So he met with the FBI and Homeland Security officials in May, but the feds made him sign a non-disclosure agreement swearing him to keep his mouth shut about which counties were targeted. DeSantis, and news reports, said there were two, and the consensus is that they were Sumter and Washington. But that’s based at least partly on cryptic, similarly-worded non-denials provided by both counties’ tight-lipped election supervisors.