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Unlike feds, the states serve the people: DeSantis’ election crimes office charges 20 with voter fraud

Published in Blog on August 19, 2022 by Brianna Kraemer

If the federal government won’t take proper steps to address Americans’ most pressing concerns across the nation, the states will do it themselves, as seen this week by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis. 

Under Florida’s new Office of Election Crimes and Security, 20 people will be arrested and prosecuted for voter fraud, DeSantis announced on Thursday afternoon.

One of the top concerns among Americans today is our election system, and while Congress may be turning an eye to the issue, states are closer to the people and represent Americans in a much more transparent and truthful way – a reason why restoring power to the state level through a Convention of States is so paramount. 

The two-month investigation was conducted by the new state agency, which was established on July 1 in an effort to investigate election crimes. The individuals charged were previously convicted of either murder or sexual assault, disqualifying them from participating in future elections under Florida law.  

"Our new election crimes office has sprung into action to hold individuals accountable for voter fraud. Today's actions send a clear signal to those who are thinking about ballot harvesting or fraudulently voting. If you commit an elections crime, you will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law,” DeSantis – a supporter of the COS movement – said. 

The 20 individuals face up to five years in prison and up to a $5,000 fine. 

The Florida primary election is just four days out, which will determine DeSantis’ opponent in the November general election.

No matter the national issue, the states consistently care more about protecting the rights of Americans than the feds, which is why Convention of States Action is working to take power away from the bureaucrats in Washington and bring it back to the state level, where the Founding Fathers intended.

States have led the front on other major political issues recently as well, such as the southern border crisis in Texas. The states don’t just hear their people, they listen to their people.

State legislatures have the power to call a Convention of States under Article V in the Constitution, which would allow the states to consider putting term limits, budget requirements and power restrictions on the federal government.

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Almost everyone knows that our federal government is on a dangerous course. The unsustainable debt combined with crushing regulations on states and businesses is a recipe for disaster.

What is less known is that the Founders gave state legislatures the power to act as a final check on abuses of power by Washington, DC. Article V of the U.S. Constitution authorizes the state legislatures to call a convention to proposing needed amendments to the Constitution. This process does not require the consent of the federal government in Washington DC.

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