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Several Arrests Made by Florida's New 'Election Police'

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In the wake of the 2020 election, and the enormous national debate that followed it, several lawmakers around the country began to take action.

Election integrity was suddenly at the forefront of the national consciousness, and cases of voter fraud were being rooted out left and right.  Ironically, the left didn’t seem to care much, and the right was raring for a fight.

This led Florida Governor Ron DeSantis to created a special new branch of law enforcement designed to prevent anyone from harming the sanctity of Sunshine State elections, and the development of this group has already netted several offenders.

Gov. Ron DeSantis on Thursday announced that the state is in the process of arresting 20 ex-felons — mostly in South Florida — for voter fraud tied to the 2020 election, the first round of what he promises will be a wave of voter fraud arrests.

The investigation was led by the DeSantis-championed Office of Election Crimes and Security, an office created during the 2022 legislative session to focus on election fraud investigations and prosecutions. The first round, announced during a press conference in Broward County, was focused on felons who illegally voted in 2020 by either not properly applying to have their voting rights restored or were ineligible because of the severity of their crimes.

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DeSantis said those arrested were convicted of crimes like murder and sexual assault, but provided no details about the defendants. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement later provided the names of the 20 individuals, who are facing third degree felony charges related to voting violations.

The Governor, in his signature style, delivered a scathing statement on the subject.

“This is just the first step. There are many more in the pipeline,” DeSantis said. “We are not just going to turn a blind eye to this. The days of that happening in Florida are over.”

As the 2022 midterms approach, electoral security will loom large in the minds of a great many Americans, and those in Florida will be able to sleep a little better at night knowing that someone is looking out for their votes.

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As a lifelong advocate for the dream promised us in the Constitution, Andrew West has spent his years authoring lush prose editorial dirges regarding America's fall from grace and her path back to prosperity. When West isn't railing against the offensive whims of the mainstream media or the ideological cruelty that is so rampant in the US, he spends his time seeking adventurous new food and fermented beverages, with the occasional round of golf peppered in.




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