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Florida makes ballot fraud a felony… Election Police Force funded by legislature…
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03/12/2022 12:21 PM
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"Possessing more than two ballots in Florida will become a felony under a bill passed by state lawmakers Wednesday.
The offense was previously a misdemeanor in the state under a 2021 law. But the more serious classification in the new legislation will make it punishable with a fine of up to $50,000 and five years in prison, The Washington Post reported. Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has indicated he will sign the bill into law.
The ballot felony is just one part of a bill that aims to reform certain elements of Florida elections. The legislation would also establish a first-of-its-kind elections police force for the U.S., which has raised concerns about its possible impact on voters, the Post reported.
"I am excited that with this legislation, our state will be able to enforce election violations, combat voter fraud and make sure violators are held accountable," he said in a statement. "If potential violators know they will be held accountable, they will be much less likely to engage in improper conduct in the first place.""
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