If you talk to conservative voters in America today, they will tell you that they are very concerned about election integrity.
In Florida, Governor Ron DeSantis has responded to this by creating a new law enforcement agency dedicated to making sure elections are fair and just.
Will other governors follow his lead?
Breitbart News reports:
Governor Ron DeSantis Signs Bill Creating Election Integrity Police Unit
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) signed a bill into law on Monday creating a law enforcement unit to protect election integrity and increase penalties for certain voting violations.
“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 at the bill’s signing.
Florida Senate Bill 524 created the Office of Election Crimes and Security under Florida’s State Department. The newly created office is allowed to review allegations of voter fraud and conduct preliminary investigations into the allegations.
Before this law, Florida’s governor could appoint officers to investigate alleged violations of state election law. According to the AP, it is now mandatory for the governor to select a group of special officers from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement to handle election law violations.
The law also designated ballot harvesting as a third-degree felony, increased fines for certain election law violations, and mandated more frequent maintenance of the state’s voter list.
This is excellent.
DeSantis has created an election integrity police force.
— Marina Medvin 🇺🇸 (@MarinaMedvin) April 26, 2022
Yesterday @GovRonDeSantis signed election integrity legislation into law:
✅Increasing penalties for partisan ballot harvesting
✅Creating an office to investigate voter fraud
Florida is leading the way on election integrity, & many other important issues!
— Rep. Claudia Tenney (@RepTenney) April 26, 2022
Yesterday, the state of Florida protected our residents most sacred right to vote. Thank you @GovRonDeSantis for securing the integrity of our election system by signing SB 524 into law. pic.twitter.com/3A9peLSbBy
— Daniel Perez (@Daniel_PerezFL) April 26, 2022
America needs more of this.