Florida Governor Ron DeSantis is making moves. After stirring controversy with a prudential new anti-grooming bill, DeSantis has not rested on his laurels. The Florida Republican Governor is introducing a new law, one that will surely divide the nation. He is taking the ultimate action to protect our elections in the form of a new police investigative unit.
Election integrity has been a topic of great controversy since the 2020 election. We are always interested in studying said controversy, although it must be said, we assert nothing about the legitimacy of these concerns. We simply maintain that it is good for the populace to trust their elections, and it is good for Republicans to assuage the concerns of their base. That is almost self-evident.
DeSantis instituted a new law just when election integrity concerns were starting to die down. But he instituted said law in the most Ron DeSantis way possible — with all the rhetorical force we have come to expect from the Florida Governor. He states in a press release:
“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,” said Governor Ron DeSantis. “We need to do more to ensure our elections remain secure.”
The bill legislates the following:
“This legislation will strengthen election security measures by requiring voter rolls to be annually reviewed and updated, strengthening ID requirements, establishing the Office of Election Crimes and Security to investigate election law violations, and increasing penalties for violations of election law”
The new law enforcement office is the most interesting part of the announcement. We are excited to see what it will result in. But the results are sure to be juicy and full of intrigue. Ron DeSantis wants Florida to continue to be at the forefront of election laws.