The website for Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis reportedly crashed just one day after his announcement to run for the GOP presidential nomination.
The incident followed technical difficulties at the time of his announcement Wednesday on Twitter Spaces.
DeSantis website crashes around the world one day after Twitter Spaces issueshttps://t.co/8bKbT4jxB1
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"On Thursday, the DeSantis campaign was plagued by another technical mishap: DeSantis's website experienced global outages," the Washington Examiner reported.
"The governor and presidential hopeful's website crashed in a range of countries, including Russia, Bulgaria, Brazil, and part of the United States, according to Check Host. It also crashed in the three destinations of DeSantis's recent foreign tour: Japan, the United Kingdom, and Israel," it added.
'Not a Single Vote': Mexico's Leftist President Obrador Demands Hispanics Reject Ron DeSantis https://t.co/hc4fFcJSLj
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Mexico’s leftist President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador also attacked DeSantis, stating that Hispanic voters should avoid him.
“All of his playing politics with migrants was because he wanted to be the Republican party candidate,” he said. “I hope the Hispanics of Florida wake up and don’t give him a single vote.”
Mexican president says don't vote for him because he's too tough on the border
DeSantis Raised $8.2 Million in 24 Hours After Announcement https://t.co/pRCvqLftsK
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The criticisms must not have hurt too much, however. DeSantis reportedly raised over $8 million in the first 24 hours after his announcement.
His public announcement to run for president followed months of speculation that have included attacks from former President Donald Trump.
So far, DeSantis has been the only GOP candidate to poll in double digits against Trump, a number he hopes will increase now that he has made his decision to run.
The move adds to a growing number of GOP candidates and others who could still join. Former Vice President Mike Pence, for example, is taking part in an upcoming CNN town hall as part of speculation that he will run for president. Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has also been rumored as a potential candidate.
The website crash is frustrating for the DeSantis team launch but the campaign appears to be off to a strong start regardless in his bid to win the GOP nomination in what could soon become a largely two-person battle between the governor and former president.