Axios’ morning email thingie (all formatting is theirs, I swear!):
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, a top potential ’24 presidential candidate, announced that his Office of Election Crimes and Security, formed in April, was arresting 20 people for breaking Florida elections law.
I’ll interject here: the Office of Election Crimes and Security is like his secret police, and reports directly and only to him.
- The press releasewas headlined: “In Florida, if you commit an Elections Crime, you will do the time.”
💨 Quick context: The charges mark the opening salvo from the Office of Election Crimes and Security, which from its conception drew widespread criticism from Democrats and voting rights groups who feared the unit would serve as a political tool for the governor, AP reports.
Above: These signs were distributed to the audience at DeSantis’ presser, held in a Broward County courtroom.
🧠 Reality check: The 20 people were among more than 11 million Florida voters who cast ballots in the 2020 election. Voter fraud is rare and is generally detected.
Let’s also note that 20/11,000,000 is a very, very small percentage AND that 20/21,000,000 (the population of Floriduh) is even a smaller percentage. And let’s also note that…
…so surely some of those 20 probably thought that they had the right to vote. And they probably do have the right to vote.
And let’s also note that at least 4 Republicans in The Villages were caught casting actual fraudulent votes for Hair Füror.
So what do we conclude from all this? Ron DeSantis is a grandstanding jerk who wasted Florida’s tax money on his own pet project and that they found absolutely nothing that would change any voting outcome.