Florida Governor Ron DeSantis on Monday signed legislation creating a state police force to investigate claims of voter fraud and other election integrity violations.
The bill creates a law enforcement agency officially called the “Office of Election Crimes and Security.”
It also revises the frequency with which election officials must maintain voter registration lists – specifically culling deceased individuals – and increases the penalty for ballot harvesting by making it a third-degree felony, punishable by up to five years in prison.
The legislation – known as SB 524 – also strengthens voter ID requirements. Read more…