Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed a bill which will birth a state police force to investigate election fraud in their state. The bill will also make ballot harvesting a third-degree felony, with possible jail time for offenders.
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis on Monday signed legislation creating a state police force to investigate claims of voter fraud and other election integrity violations. The bill creates a law enforcement agency officially called the “Office of Election Crimes and Security.”
It also revises the frequency with which election officials must maintain voter registration lists – specifically culling deceased individuals – and increases the penalty for ballot harvesting by making it a third-degree felony, punishable by up to five years in prison.
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The legislation – known as SB 524 – also strengthens voter ID requirements.
“Twenty years ago, nobody thought Florida was a prime example of how to conduct elections, but we have become a national leader by running the most secure elections in the country,” DeSantis celebrated.
While this legislation is more than necessary – especially after the fraud during the 2020 election – the sad part is DeSantis is probably the only governor in America with the stones to put forth such a bill.