Following the 2016 and 2018 elections, voter fraud was at the forefront of topics discussed in the political arena.
Ahead of the upcoming 2020 Presidential election, Florida is announcing that it will play its part in trying to root out any potential fraud when it comes to electing politicians.
Considering that the state of Florida is an important state when it comes to presidential elections, the sunshine state has informed that it will join a multi-state partnership whose goal is to combat potential voter fraud.
What this entails is boosting voter registration ahead of the 2020 election.
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) has made this a top priority, which is one of the few political issues that has seen bipartisan support in a growing and divisive political landscape.
Florida is a member of the Electronic Registration Information Center, known as ERIC, and the state will be able to flag people that are registered to vote in more than one state, which will give election supervisors an opportunity to expunge ineligible voters from the rolls.
This week, Governor DeSantis released a statement commenting on the move, explaining that “we want to make sure the voter rolls are accurate. It is my judgement that it makes the most sense, especially since given the fact that we have a lot of people moving in the state.”
DeSantis added that “we are a very dynamic state in terms of our population.”
The Governor also stressed that he would ask state legislators for the $1.3 million that are needed to pay for the outreach effort, and Senate President Bill Galvano (R) noted that the request is “doable and we will take the request seriously.”
However, Galvano did add that all final budget decisions will be “vetted.”