DeSantis Aims to Fix Failure to Prosecute Florida Election Crimes

DeSantis Aims to Fix Failure to Prosecute Florida Election Crimes. By Christian Adams.

A crisis of government malfeasance has hurt the integrity of our elections for well over a decade, and things are only getting worse. Prosecutors, both at the county and federal level, are not prosecuting election crimes.

We now have hard data from Florida that shows serious potential election crimes have been ignored by both county and federal prosecutors in the Sunshine State.

This matters because vote fraud deniers will crow about how rare voter fraud is. If there are few convictions, they will say, then there must not be much fraud. …

DeSantis does something about it:

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has proposed the creation of state authority to investigate and prosecute election crimes. …

In just the 2018 and 2020 federal elections, election officials in just nine large Florida counties made over 150 election crime referrals to county prosecutors. … These election crime referrals were for acts such as voting twice, voting from illegal addresses, and foreigners voting. …

Of those 156 referrals, guess how many resulted in actual criminal prosecutions? If you guessed zero, you’d be right. Not one single county prosecutor did anything. No charges. No arrests. No convictions. As far anyone can tell, no nothing. …

In Hillsborough County — Tampa — the Soros-funded county election supervisor said he has a policy never to refer election crimes to prosecutors.

When you don’t prosecute election crimes, you get more election crimes. …

Selective enforcement by left leaning bureaucrats. No wonder, the cheating favors the left.

Since Obama took office, there have essentially been two federal prosecutions of voter fraud … Both were for non-citizens voting in Texas and North Carolina.

Fourteen years. Two federal efforts.

It isn’t as if there aren’t other opportunities. For years, the FBI and U.S. Attorney in the Southern District of Florida (Miami) were provided with rock-solid information about people voting in Florida and in other states for the same federal election. Snowbird double voters, you might call them.

Instead of doing anything, federal employees with a duty to enforce the law made excuses for the potential criminals. “It might not be the same person.” Or, “how do we know they voted for the same federal office?” Or better yet, “What if someone was just impersonating them?”

Indeed, because impersonation would be a federal crime also. One way to answer the FBI’s questions is for the FBI to ask them in the field. It doesn’t look like that happened. …

Political correct bias:

Some county prosecutors might be chicken. They’ve seen how the left browbeats anyone who prosecutes voter fraud. Criminals get turned into heroes for violating election laws. Melowese Richardson — a criminal who admitted she voted for at least five other people for Obama in Cincinnati — was hugged at a rally by Al Sharpton when she was released from jail.

Foreigners voting in Texas are treated like Rosa Parks. It’s an upside-down world.

Thus, the bureaucrats encourage the right sort of fraud.