BREAKING: DeSantis Announces 20 Arrests for Voter Fraud

BREAKING: DeSantis Announces 20 Arrests for Voter Fraud

Republican Governor Ron DeSantis of Florida has announced the arrest of 20 individuals who have been charged with voter fraud.

“These folks voted illegally,” DeSantis explained. “They are disqualified from voting because they have been convicted of either murder or sexual assault.”

“The majority of these people illegally voted in Palm Beach, Broward and Miami Dade although there are others in other parts of the state,” Governor DeSantis said.

“I don’t think there’s any place in the country where you should have more confidence that your vote counts than in the State of Florida,” DeSantis said.

In April, DeSantis signed a landmark election integrity legislation and created an Office of Election Crimes and Security under Florida’s State Department.

This new office reviews and investigates allegations of voter fraud.

“You can have all these great policy reforms and it’s important to do it, but if it’s not actually enforced, then what difference is it gonna make at the end of the day?” DeSantis asked.

“The fact of the matter is, if there are certain rules and regulations in place, if people don’t think that those are gonna be enforced, you’re gonna have more violations. That’s just the way it goes,” he said.

“We want to make sure we have laws in place and we want those laws to be enforced,” DeSantis continued. “The state of Florida has charged and is in the process of arresting 20 individuals across the state for voter fraud.”

“Although there are others in other parts of the state, these folks voted illegally. In this case, and there’s gonna be other grounds for other prosecutions in the future, they are disqualified from voting because they’ve been convicted of either murder or sexual assault and they do not have the right to vote. They have been disenfranchised under Florida law,” he said.

“Now they’re gonna pay the price for it. So they will be charged. They are being charged and arrested today with election fraud. This is a third degree felony in the state of Florida,” he said.

“To have somebody who is clearly an illegal felon voting and yet they did it and nothing happened until we stepped in with this new office, until we said this is something that we take seriously, now, this is only one class of voters that we know have violated the law,” he said, adding that there are ongoing investigations “into people that have voted in two different jurisdictions.” DeSantis added.

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