Republican Florida Governor Ron DeSantis announced that 20 people who voted in the 2020 election will be arrested and charged Thursday for breaking the state's election laws on felon voting rights.
The move was described as the "opening salvo" for the Office of Election Crimes and Security, created by DeSantis and approved by the Florida Legislature.
DeSantis said the twenty people arrested were all convicted for either murder or sexual assault and were mostly from Miami-Dade and Broward Counties.
They did not get their rights restored and yet they went ahead and voted anyways.
That is against the law and now they're going to pay the price for it," DeSantis said at a news conference Thursday.
DeSantis also said the Office of Election Crimes and Security would also be looking at voters who were undocumented when they cast their vote in 2020.
News of the arrests come at a time when many Republicans still believe there was widespread fraud in the 2020 election, a claim perpetuated by former President Donald Trump. »