Florida Law Assigns Police Unit to Election Related Crimes

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Desantis makes headlines yet again with another Florida law, this one directed at stifling criminal behavior within the election process.

The unapologetic governor of Florida recently signed Florida Senate Bill 524, which requires an annual review of the state’s voter rolls with intent to eliminate ineligible voters, strengthens voter ID requirements, and increases penalties for some election-related crimes.

The bill also establishes the Office of Election Crimes and Security within the Department of State, which will investigate violations of election law.

In a press release, Desantis stated:

“Twenty years ago, nobody thought Florida was a prime example of how to conduct elections, but we have become a national leader by running the most secure elections in the country. We need to do more to ensure our elections remain secure. We have ended ballot harvesting, stopped drop boxes and the mass mailing of ballots, and banned Zuckerbucks, and this bill will give us more resources to make sure bad actors are held accountable.”

Zuckerbucks, a term coined in reference to Mark Zuckerburg, refers to “contributions or investments made by private individuals or groups to state election supervisors,” according to The Daily Wire. This comes after the Zuckerburg family distributed millions of dollars in grant money nationwide prior to the 2020 election, violating Wisconsin bribery law.

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