Florida Governor Ron DeSantis dropped the hammer on residents for voter fraud.
“DeSantis on Thursday said 20 people who had been disqualified from voting because of felony convictions are now facing voter fraud charges,” reports Fox.
Governor DeSantis made the announcement in front of the courthouse in Fort Lauderdale during a press conference.
Voter Fraud Announcement
“DeSantis said those charged with voter fraud were from South Florida and had been convicted of murder and sexual assault – which would prohibit them from voting,” reported Fox.
“This is against the law, and now they’re going to pay the price for it,” DeSantis said during the press conference.
The identities of those charged have not been released.
If convicted, those charged will face up to five years in prison.
“The arrests mark some of the first actions undertaken by Florida’s Office of Election Crimes and Security, a police unit created in Florida earlier this year to crack down on voter fraud and other election crimes,” reported Fox.
“The law also requires the Florida Department of State to strengthen ID requirements for mail-in ballots, requires voter rolls to be checked every year for ineligible voters and prevents election supervisors from receiving so-called ‘Zuckerbucks,'” according to Fox News.
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