Ron DeSantis Says Authorities Have Arrested 20 for Alleged Voter Crimes

Ron DeSantis Says Authorities Have Arrested 20 for Voter Crimes

20 People ARRESTED – Ron DeSantis Reveals Why!

(RepublicanPress.org) – In 2018, the Florida legislature passed Voting Restoration Amendment 14-01, granting the right to vote back to felons who already served their time — except those convicted of murder and sexual assault, who would suffer a permanent ban. Recently, Governor Ron DeSantis (R) announced his voter police force arrested 20 people who did not have their voting rights restored but allegedly still cast their ballots in the 2020 election.

The governor explained these felons were all sex offenders and murderers who didn’t qualify for the amendment’s restoration policy. Although this was only 20 people out of the 11.1 million who voted during the last presidential election, DeSantis said he’s not done with the hunt for fraud. Next, he aims to point his Office of Election Crimes and Security (OECS) at undocumented individuals who participated in the process to ensure only “US citizens are voting,” CBS News reported.

DeSantis signed SB524 into law in late April, providing several protections for Florida elections, including creating the OECS within the Florida State Department. The new election police force employs up to 15 agents, has a $3.7 million budget, and reports directly to the governor’s office.

Florida Secretary of State Cord Byrd said leaders in the Sunshine State want to convince residents that elections in the US are fair by weeding out the bad apples and bringing them to justice.

Not everyone supports the new voter crimes police. Democrats are against the practice, claiming its existence could scare people away from the ballot box and unfairly target minorities.

If convicted, those arrested on August 18 could spend five years in prison and pay a fine of $5,000.

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