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Gov. Ron DeSantis Announces His Florida Election Crimes Division Has Already Made a Stunning Number of Arrests

While the Democratic Party has become the part of election fraud deniers (but only since 2020), Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis made an announcement on Thursday his election crimes and security division has already made twenty arrests. Watch:

“Through our office of election crimes and security in conjunction with the attorney General’s office and FDLE, the state of Florida, has charged and is in the process of arresting 20 individuals across the state for voter fraud,” DeSantis said.

“Now the majority of these people illegally voted in Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade,” DeSantis said. “Although there are others in other parts of the state, these folks voted illegally in this case, and there’s going to 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,” he added. “They have been disenfranchised under Florida law and amendment four that passed, specifically including people that have been convicted of sexual assault and homicide from being able to have an automatic restoration of their voting.”

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

As the New York Post recently pointed out, contrary to Democrats’ recent claims to the contrary, election fraud is not a figment of the political right’s imagination:

  • In May 2016, CBS2 Los Angeles identified 265 dead voters in southern California. Many cast ballots “year after year.”
  •  The Heritage Foundation’s non-exhaustive survey confirms, since 2000, at least 742 criminal vote-fraud convictions.
  • North Carolina announced in April 2014 that 13,416 dead voters were registered, and 81 of them recently had voted. Among 35,750 North Carolinians also registered in other states, 765 voted in November 2012, both inside and outside the Tarheel State.
  •  South Carolina’s attorney general concluded in January 2012 that 953 people “were deceased at the time of their participation in recent elections.”
  •  The Public Interest Legal Foundation recently discovered that Virginia removed 5,556 non-citizens from its voter rolls between 2011 and last May. Among these non-Americans, 1,852 had cast a total of 7,474 illegal ballots across multiple elections.

In 2020, a Democratic Party whistleblower contacted the New York Post and said that “fraud is more the rule than the exception” when it comes to mail-in voting.” The whistleblower, who described himself as a Bernie Sanders supporter, explained that the ballots themselves are easy to reproduce and feature no security features. Anyone could put them in a copy machine and simply make their own.

Florida’s election crimes and security division is a first-in-the-nation attempt at seriously and consistently ensuring there is criminal prosecution for attempting to defraud voters in elections.  Florida holds its primary Aug. 23, when Democrats will begin a long-shot campaign to deny DeSantis a second term.

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