Thursday, June 07, 2012

Florida Voter Purge Legal

Florida is cleaning its voter registration rolls of dead, departed and other ineligible voters, as required by federal law. Obama's ironically misnamed "Justice Department" is doing all it can to stop it. Well, what do you expect? Convicted felons and the dead are among the Democratic Party's most loyal constituencies.
Gov. Rick Scott’s election’s chief on Wednesday defiantly refused a federal demand to stop purging non-citizens from Florida’s voter rolls, intensifying an election-year confrontation with President Barack Obama’s administration as each side accuses the other of breaking federal law.

In a sharply worded letter, Scott’s administration claimed the Department of Justice doesn’t understand two federal voting laws at the heart of the dispute and was protecting potentially illegal voters more than legal ones.

Florida also accused another federal agency, the Department of Homeland Security, of violating the law by denying Florida access to a federal citizenship database. 

“This hardly seems like an approach earnestly designed to protect the integrity of elections and to ensure that eligible voters have their votes counted,” said the letter, written by Scott’s hand-picked secretary of state, Ken Detzner, a fellow Republican.

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