Florida governor proposes special police agency to monitor elections

The proposed Office of Election Crimes and Security would be part of the Department of State, which answers to the governor. DeSantis is asking the GOP-controlled legislature to allocate nearly $6 million to hire 52 people to “investigate, detect, apprehend, and arrest anyone for an alleged violation” of election laws. They would be stationed at unspecified “field offices throughout the state” and act on tips from “government officials or any other person.”

Voter fraud is rare, and critics note that state attorneys and local police are already in place to investigate alleged election crimes. The state’s 67 elections supervisors are also trained to look for fraud.

“The bottom line is there is no widespread election fraud in Florida,” said Hillsborough State Attorney Andrew Warren, a Democrat. “It’s a microscopic amount. Elections today are the most secure that they have ever been. This is not a serious policy proposal. This is a door prize for a QAnon pep rally.”

3 thoughts on “Florida governor proposes special police agency to monitor elections

    • Well, Marjorie Taylor Greene said that people who move from a blue state to a red one should have to have a cooling off period before they could vote again. I guess that’s to give them time to come to their senses. Or lose them.

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  1. Unfortunately certain people eat up the Big Lie and don’t mind wasting public money to pay for watch guards we don’t need and shouldn’t trust.

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