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Florida governor Ron DeathSantis bragged that the 2020 election was “the gold standard" that should "inspire confidence" because "that’s how elections should be run”.But now he wants his own personal roving brown-shirted Goon Squad to be stationed at unspecified “field offices throughout the state” and to act on tips from “government officials or any other person.”A plan by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis would establish a special police force to oversee state elections — the first of its kind in the nation — and while his fellow Republicans have reacted tepidly, voting rights advocates fear that it will become law and be used to intimidate voters.The proposed Office of Election Crimes and Security would be part of the Department of State, which answers to the governor. DeSantis is asking the GOP - controlled legislature to allocate nearly $6 million to hire 52 people to “investigate, detect, apprehend, and arrest anyone for an alleged violation” of election laws.Florida needs a new license plate: Sunshine State of Voter Intimidation.https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2022/01/18/florida-gov...
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