Gov. Ron DeSantis is calling on the Florida's legislature to pass more election reforms, including a creating a state office to investigate and prosecute election crimes.
DeSantis announced the proposed measures at a news conference in West Palm Beach Wednesday morning.
The governor said the office would investigate issues like ballot harvesting, which he wants the legislature to make a third-degree felony. It's currently a misdemeanor.
"If someone's ballot harvesting, you report it to these people and this is their sole job," DeSantis said.
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DeSantis said he also wants to impose time frames for county supervisors of elections to clean voter rolls.
In May, DeSantis signed a Republican-backed elections bill that places restrictions on voting by mail and ballot drop boxes.
The bill allows for the continued use of drop boxes, but limits who can drop off a voter’s ballot while banning a box from being moved within 30 days of an election and restricting where they can be placed.
Democrats said the move is a partisan attempt to keep some voters from the ballot box.