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Jose Garcia

(2,711 posts)
Thu Aug 18, 2022, 03:57 PM Aug 2022

Gov. DeSantis announces 20 felons charged with voter fraud across Florida

Source: Tallahassee Democrat

Gov. Ron DeSantis announced Thursday that 20 individuals across Florida are being charged with voting fraud.

"This is something we take very seriously as a state," DeSantis said in lauding the work of a new election fraud unit that was part of legislation he supported.

DeSantis said most of the voters being charged with fraud are South Florida residents and were in the process of being arrested Thursday. The charges are being lodged n five different judicial districts across the state.

Those targeted are felons convicted of murder or sex offenses who voted in 2020 but were ineligible. Florida passed a constitutional amendment restoring felons voting rights after they served their sentences and paid all fines, fees and restitution.

Read more: https://www.tallahassee.com/story/news/2022/08/18/florida-gov-ron-desantis-announces-voter-fraud-charges/7833897001/

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Gov. DeSantis announces 20 felons charged with voter fraud across Florida (Original Post) Jose Garcia Aug 2022 OP
Feels like he's running out of time ...... Lovie777 Aug 2022 #1
What a fucking asshole! Excuse my french! Solomon Aug 2022 #2
A murderer thought they could vote? Dear God! jimfields33 Aug 2022 #3
They can if they've done their time and paid fines, fees, and restitution Hugh_Lebowski Aug 2022 #14
Murderers and sex offenders are not eligible Jose Garcia Aug 2022 #19
I had not read that, thanks for the clarification ... Hugh_Lebowski Aug 2022 #21
are they....black..... bahboo Aug 2022 #4
Or Democrats onetexan Aug 2022 #8
He wouldn't have announced it if they weren't padah513 Aug 2022 #10
Do they even exist? Grokenstein Aug 2022 #15
Thanks a heap, there goes my evening. That series on documents that changed the world is fascinating NullTuples Aug 2022 #34
Shades of The Manchurian Candidate! csziggy Aug 2022 #44
It's a deep well, but I wonder how often they can get away with dipping from it Torchlight Aug 2022 #5
Wow. Twenty whole votes will really sway an election ((sarc)) C_U_L8R Aug 2022 #6
Well, there's another 20 votes trump lost. Turbineguy Aug 2022 #7
And we always hear Nikki Fried speaking out about this crap, but not Crist Native Aug 2022 #9
Crist has been a leader in this fight since before he was governor. hay rick Aug 2022 #32
20? I'll bet there were 20,000 GOP fraudulent votes. C Moon Aug 2022 #11
or 200,000 purged. GreenWave Aug 2022 #24
Sounds like DeSatan wants to fill his jails pwb Aug 2022 #12
Wow! Lemon Lyman Aug 2022 #13
Doubt it TheRealNorth Aug 2022 #16
My first thought Traildogbob Aug 2022 #20
He didn't mention the Villages..just the Democratic county of Broward Deuxcents Aug 2022 #37
Those people have already been arrested Jose Garcia Aug 2022 #41
What a jackass. sinkingfeeling Aug 2022 #17
Fucking anti-American Nazi RAB910 Aug 2022 #18
exactly Evolve Dammit Aug 2022 #31
Sounds like DeSatan wants to produce fear in the electorate. icymist Aug 2022 #22
Lets wait and see how many of these folks are convicted. Chainfire Aug 2022 #23
What percentage of the total votes is this? Novara Aug 2022 #25
Not to mention that these ex cons actually took the time to vote, did their civic duty LiberalLovinLug Aug 2022 #26
With all this fraud SouthernDem4ever Aug 2022 #27
A political ploy, fake I bet or trumped-up charges. SWBTATTReg Aug 2022 #28
So this is the "wide spread voter fraud" the repugs are always bleating about? trof Aug 2022 #29
And yet a felon can run for Congress and even the Presidency, but don't dare vote. Maggiemayhem Aug 2022 #30
What about the MAGAts who voted for their dead relatives, Guv. Deathsatan?? DemocraticPatriot Aug 2022 #33
Including himself? orangecrush Aug 2022 #35
Did he include these assholes Hieronymus Phact Aug 2022 #36
Yes..I just replied about that.. Deuxcents Aug 2022 #38
No. We're talking about DeDantis. dchill Aug 2022 #39
20 out of millions of voters, Give me a break PuppyBismark Aug 2022 #40
So I guess he's forgetting the old folks at the Villages who allowed their deceased Vinca Aug 2022 #42
20 people is too few to steal an election. intheflow Aug 2022 #43
 

Hugh_Lebowski

(33,643 posts)
14. They can if they've done their time and paid fines, fees, and restitution
Thu Aug 18, 2022, 04:39 PM
Aug 2022

Probably these are people who misunderstood the rules. 20 out of 10's of 1000's of felons 'getting it wrong' is not surprising.

 

Hugh_Lebowski

(33,643 posts)
21. I had not read that, thanks for the clarification ...
Thu Aug 18, 2022, 05:09 PM
Aug 2022

But the basic argument still stands, very possible 20 out of many thousands ... didn't understand that they weren't given their rights back like other felons. Not that statistically surprising.



Also ... what about manslaughter raps? Murder III, as they call it. No voting rights returned?

How about negligent homicide such as drunk driving accident that killed someone? No voting rights returned?

What about statutory rape of consenting 17 year old by a 21 year old? No voting rights returned?

padah513

(2,622 posts)
10. He wouldn't have announced it if they weren't
Thu Aug 18, 2022, 04:10 PM
Aug 2022

But he wants to create an election police force and those twenty people are his excuse. Millions of people vote in Florida. An election force just to catch twenty people seems like overkill to me.

Grokenstein

(5,759 posts)
15. Do they even exist?
Thu Aug 18, 2022, 04:44 PM
Aug 2022

Shades of Joe McCarthy's "subversives" list.

“So far as we can tell, for all McCarthy’s bluster, his ‘list(s)’ were mainly numbers either taken from other sources or misremembered or just made up, and yet people believed them, and acted as a result of what he said he had. The times were right, and the Wisconsin senator and others were allowed to go on scapegoating and fear-mongering for several years.”

NullTuples

(6,017 posts)
34. Thanks a heap, there goes my evening. That series on documents that changed the world is fascinating
Thu Aug 18, 2022, 09:32 PM
Aug 2022

I've heard of most, know a few deeply, but nearly every one of them is a potential rabbit hole of reading to dive down into!

(then again, I read RFC's for fun and saw RFC 791 listed. It's one of the first few I printed out back in the day and soaked up like a sponge, so...)

THANK YOU!

Torchlight

(3,776 posts)
5. It's a deep well, but I wonder how often they can get away with dipping from it
Thu Aug 18, 2022, 03:59 PM
Aug 2022

before these wild shark attacks in Iowa concerns of theirs goes the way of the Pet Rock.

C_U_L8R

(45,157 posts)
6. Wow. Twenty whole votes will really sway an election ((sarc))
Thu Aug 18, 2022, 04:02 PM
Aug 2022

Especially when split across various parties

Native

(6,026 posts)
9. And we always hear Nikki Fried speaking out about this crap, but not Crist
Thu Aug 18, 2022, 04:07 PM
Aug 2022

or if he is, the media is ignoring it. For every article about DeathSentence's bullshit, there seems to always be a comment by Fried included in the article, but never one from Crist. You'd think he wasn't even running. I don't know if it's the media or his campaign that's to blame for this.

hay rick

(7,895 posts)
32. Crist has been a leader in this fight since before he was governor.
Thu Aug 18, 2022, 08:42 PM
Aug 2022

Over 115,000 felons had their rights restored when he was governor. May be some convenient forgetting going on here.

pwb

(11,839 posts)
12. Sounds like DeSatan wants to fill his jails
Thu Aug 18, 2022, 04:12 PM
Aug 2022

with petty crimes. Never mind yourself and all the other rpukes breaking laws left and right eh?

Traildogbob

(9,152 posts)
20. My first thought
Thu Aug 18, 2022, 05:07 PM
Aug 2022

How many will be old ass trump humping idiots from retirement villages. Did ole Ronnie make a squeak when those retirees got caught voting for trump multiple times? Yea, thought so, crickets.

Deuxcents

(17,340 posts)
37. He didn't mention the Villages..just the Democratic county of Broward
Thu Aug 18, 2022, 10:29 PM
Aug 2022

As I remember, 4-5 were from the Villages voting twice for the dfg.

RAB910

(3,653 posts)
18. Fucking anti-American Nazi
Thu Aug 18, 2022, 04:50 PM
Aug 2022

He ignored the republican snowbirds voting twice and instead attack Americans who had a right to vote

icymist

(15,888 posts)
22. Sounds like DeSatan wants to produce fear in the electorate.
Thu Aug 18, 2022, 05:12 PM
Aug 2022

This type of 'tumping his chest', loudly exclaiming that these felons thought they could illeagly vote while using phrases like 'election fraud unit' will make people who are unclear if they can vote, not even try to vote.

 

Chainfire

(17,757 posts)
23. Lets wait and see how many of these folks are convicted.
Thu Aug 18, 2022, 05:20 PM
Aug 2022

In the meantime, perhaps we should redo the Florida 2020 election because of twenty accused fraudulent voters.

Most felons can have their voting rights restored here by law, he is trying to scare them into not voting. As is common in other states as well, we send far more black people to prison than whites, so the whole DeSantis deal is racially motivated. And they wonder why they can't get the black vote... It is all Ron DeNazi in action, bringing Fascism to a state near you.

LiberalLovinLug

(14,240 posts)
26. Not to mention that these ex cons actually took the time to vote, did their civic duty
Thu Aug 18, 2022, 05:52 PM
Aug 2022

More than almost half of Americans bother to do.

Sounds like if they were responsible enough to take time and effort to vote, they must be rehabilitated to a great degree.

Deuxcents

(17,340 posts)
38. Yes..I just replied about that..
Thu Aug 18, 2022, 10:33 PM
Aug 2022

The governor goes to the most blue county, Broward, but never says a word about the Villages. How much are we taxpayers spending on his election police n lawyers?

PuppyBismark

(597 posts)
40. 20 out of millions of voters, Give me a break
Fri Aug 19, 2022, 01:30 AM
Aug 2022

Obviously he failed 6th grade math. This is so insignificant that it is stupid. Heaven for bid he should do something meaningful for his residents. There is no way this impacted any election in the state of Florida for the past 10 years!!

Vinca

(50,506 posts)
42. So I guess he's forgetting the old folks at the Villages who allowed their deceased
Fri Aug 19, 2022, 07:10 AM
Aug 2022

spouses to vote in the election. No announcements about that.

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