FL Paper Roasts DeSantis Over “Election Crime” Unit

From the editorial board of the Miami Herald:

No one is “for” election fraud, but Florida lawmakers returning to Tallahassee next month should still reject Gov. Ron DeSantis’ unnecessary, expensive — and potentially mischief-making — proposition that the state needs a 52-person, $5.7 million Office of Election Crime and Security.

The immediate outcry from prosecutors — and the lukewarm reaction of even some Republicans — should be a clue: This is an attempt to exploit the fears of the public while allowing DeSantis to cast himself as the superhero of election integrity.

And it’s no coincidence that this effort also dovetails with the false narrative that Donald Trump — DeSantis’ mentor — only lost the 2020 election because of fraud.

Read the full editorial.