Democrats eye upset in red Florida after court puts abortion on the ballot

A court ruling out of Florida is giving Democrats fresh hope they can win the state after a measure to guarantee abortion access was added to the November ballot.

But the path to an upset, both at the top of the ticket and down ballot, will be difficult due to structural advantages Republicans have in the increasingly red state.

The court ruling, issued by the Florida Supreme Court, approved a vote on an abortion rights amendment that mirrors Roe v. Wade in its cutoff at fetal viability. Simultaneously, the judges cleared the way for a six-week abortion ban signed by Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) to go into effect on May 1.

The decisions put abortion back in the spotlight, injecting new life into Democratic campaigns ahead of the general election, as the party sees the ballot measure, plus a second on recreational
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