FL Gov. DeSantis Announces 20 Voter Fraud Arrests

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The Facts

  • Fla. Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) announced Thurs. that 20 ex-felons who voted in the 2020 election have been charged for breaking the state's election laws on felon voting rights.

  • This comes as part of an effort by the Office of Election Crimes and Security (OECS), which was created by the state legislature this year.

The Spin

Republican narrative

This is what leadership and accountability look like. While the 2020 election went smoothly, DeSantis knows those who managed to subvert the system must be punished to maintain the integrity of all votes.

Democratic narrative

Punishing 20 people out of millions of voters hardly has anything to do with election integrity and everything to do with DeSantis - a potential 2024 GOP presidential candidate - intimidating voters. His attempt to look tough on crime will only discourage those who might be confused about their eligibility from voting.

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