TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has signed a sweeping elections bill into law that he and other Republicans said would place guardrails against fraud, even though there were no signs of voter irregularities in the November presidential election.

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Thursday's signing is being denounced by Democrats and voter rights advocates.

Voter advocates and retirees immediately filed federal lawsuits assailing the law as un-American and anti-democratic.

They say it will unfairly target Blacks and Latinos and raise barriers to disabled voters in an attempt to regain a Republican advantage.

The Republican governor also soon plans to announce he's running for reelection.

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