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Florida Arresting 20 Ex-Felons For Voter Fraud

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said his state is in the process of arresting 20 ex-felons — mostly in South Florida — for voter fraud tied to the 2020 election. It is the first round of what he promises will be a wave of voter fraud arrests, Politico reports. The investigation was led by the DeSantis-championed Office of Election Crimes and Security, an office created during the 2022 legislative session. The first round of cases, announced in a press conference in Broward County, was focused on felons who illegally voted in 2020 by either not properly applying to have their voting rights restored or were ineligible because of the severity of their crimes.

DeSantis said those arrested were convicted of crimes like murder and sexual assault. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement provided the names of the 20 individuals, who are facing third degree felony charges related to voting violations. DeSantis said that the office is investigating people who have voted in two states and undocumented immigrants who he says may have voted illegally in Florida.


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