FDLE agents raided the home of the woman whistleblower on Gov. Ron DeSantis' efforts to downplay the COVID-19 stats. Rebekah Jones posted the video on her Twitter feed.
Also, on today’s Sunrise:
— They seized Jones’ phone and computer … the one she’s been using to post updates on the COVID-19 crisis. She calls them the “DeSantis Gestapo.” The search came after the Department of Health filed a complaint about unauthorized access to a messaging alert system used for emergencies.
— The DOH reported 106 added fatalities from the disease Monday, as well as 7,700 newly confirmed cases of coronavirus — which is a bit of a break after the past several days of more than 10,000 new infections.
— As the COVID-19 surge continues, the University of Florida is putting final changes to its plan for a full reopening in January. The faculty union is fuming and some folks in Gainesville believe the university is putting money ahead of health.
— Democrat Debbie Mucarsel-Powell of Miami says enough is enough; she has been on the Governor’s case all along … accusing him of putting politics ahead of public safety. Mucarsel-Powell sent out a tweet calling for DeSantis’ resignation for hindering government transparency during the pandemic.
— Despite everything, the Governor found time to record a video for YouTube announcing former FSU and NFL football star Corey Simon is the new CEO of Volunteer Florida.
— Florida law officially recognizes three confederate holidays and Rep. Mike Grieco talks about his bill to end those holidays. Grieco says he’s received all sorts of hate on social media since he filed the repeal bill … mostly from out of state.
— An Orlando state Senator will be filing a bill to expunge the convictions of anyone in Florida with a misdemeanor marijuana conviction.
— And finally, two Florida Man stories: Police accuse one of pooping in mailboxes; the other is accused of voter fraud after encouraging North Florida Republicans to register to vote in the Georgia Senate runoffs.