Since the 2020 general election, voter and ballot fraud has been in the news quite a bit. Many states are doing nothing to change the rules that yielded a truly suspicious outcome nationwide. Florida is one exception.
The law establishes the Office of Election Crimes and Security, which will have 15 members whose work will include preliminary investigations of election fraud. DeSantis must also appoint up to ten law enforcement officers to investigate election crimes with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.
“Some of them may not care as much about the election stuff. I think it’s been mixed at how those reactions are going to be,” DeSantis said. “So we just want to make sure whatever laws are on the books, that those laws are enforced.”
The governor also touted Florida’s record in election security.
There are those who are unhappy about this move.
“DeSantis’ so-called election reform legislation is a continued attack by the Republican Party to generate public distrust in the integrity of our elections,” Democratic state representative Tracie Davis said in a statement.