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Gov. Ron DeSantis calls for election police force

Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks at Nov. 3 press conference in West Palm Beach. (WPLG)

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – Citing unspecified examples of election fraud, Gov. Ron DeSantis has pledged to create a law enforcement agency to investigate election crimes as part of a new package of voting laws.

Speaking at an event in West Palm Beach on Wednesday, the Republican announced a series of election law proposals for lawmakers to take up during next year’s legislative session, including new restrictions on ballot drop boxes and strengthened penalties for ballot collections.

DeSantis echoed many talking points on voting problems that have gained traction in the GOP following former President Donald Trump’s false claims that his reelection was stolen from him.

WATCH BELOW: Gov. Ron DeSantis’ full Nov. 3 press conference