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Justice Department Demands Florida Stop Purging Voter Rolls
TPM ^ | May 31, 2012, 8:18 PM | Ryan J. Reilly

Posted on 05/31/2012 6:00:14 PM PDT by Hunton Peck

The Justice Department sent a letter to Florida Secretary of State Ken Detzner Thursday evening demanding the state cease purging its voting rolls because the process it is using has not been cleared under the Voting Rights Act, TPM has learned.

DOJ also said that Florida’s voter roll purge violated the National Voter Registration Act, which stipulates that voter roll maintenance should have ceased 90 days before an election, which given Florida’s August 14 primary, meant May 16.

Five of Florida’s counties are subject to the Voting Rights Act, but the state never sought permission from either the Justice Department or a federal court to implement its voter roll maintenance program. Florida officials said they were trying to remove non-citizens from the voting rolls, but a flawed process led to several U.S. citizens being asked to prove their citizenship status or be kicked off the rolls.

Six members of Congress wrote Gov. Rick Scott earlier this week demanding that he stop purging the state’s voting rolls since the process improperly flagged numerous individuals who were eligible to vote.

“To enable us to meet our responsibility to enforce federal law, please inform us by June 6 of the action that the State of Florida plans to take concerning the matters discussed in this letter,” Christian Herren, chief of the voting section of DOJ’s Civil Rights Division, wrote in the letter obtained by TPM. “Specifically, please advise whether the State intends to cease the practice discussed above, so that the Department can determine what futher action, if any, is necessary.”


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Government; Politics/Elections; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: ericholder; fl; florida; fraudrights; votefraud; voterid
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Because we have to make sure the precious right of dead people and noncitizens to cancel out legal voters is protected.
1 posted on 05/31/2012 6:00:24 PM PDT by Hunton Peck
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To: Hunton Peck

The States need to start standing up to this crap. Ignore them or tell them to go pound sand!


2 posted on 05/31/2012 6:03:17 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: Hunton Peck

Gov Scott should tell Holder to buzz off.


3 posted on 05/31/2012 6:04:38 PM PDT by Tzfat
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To: Hunton Peck

When Obama loses, the election will be declared null and void because blacks and other “oppressed” people were improperly scrubbed from the voter rolls. And the MSM will join in.


4 posted on 05/31/2012 6:04:55 PM PDT by Signalman ( November, 2012-The End of an Error)
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To: gorush

Maybe this is the Democrats opening to contest the results of Congressional and Presidential votes the fall. Don’t put anything past these people.


5 posted on 05/31/2012 6:07:31 PM PDT by WHBates
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To: Hunton Peck

Moving, being deceased, multiple registrations are not fair reasons for being purged. /s


6 posted on 05/31/2012 6:07:53 PM PDT by SMGFan
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To: Hunton Peck

In the NH sting by O’Keefe this year, a poll worker at one place said the deceased were being scrubbed right up to a couple days before the election.

What in the world is to be gained by not doing so?

Why is there this 90 day thing anyways and does it exists across all fed elections?


7 posted on 05/31/2012 6:08:35 PM PDT by BonRad
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To: Hunton Peck

In the NH sting by O’Keefe this year, a poll worker at one place said the deceased were being scrubbed right up to a couple days before the election.

What in the world is to be gained by not doing so?

Why is there this 90 day thing anyways and does it exists across all fed elections?


8 posted on 05/31/2012 6:08:57 PM PDT by BonRad
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To: gorush; afraidfortherepublic; AuH2ORepublican; Impy; GOPsterinMA; randita; Sun; LdSentinal; ...

Perhaps a multi-state lawsuit by a group of Attorney Generals would do the trick.


9 posted on 05/31/2012 6:12:28 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Obama and Company lied, the American economy died)
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To: Hunton Peck; Joe Brower

Florida ping.

Eric Holder out to destroy honest elections.

I posted a thread the other day on the worthless Florida Demonrats Alcee Impeached Hastings and Ted Deutch-bag...they had found some 90 year old man who had gotten a letter from the Democrat Supervisor of Elections in Broward County, telling him he needed to straighten out his registration or he would be removed.

The ‘rats crybabies suddenly tried to make him a victim and Rick Scott an eeeeevil person. The media sucked it up and trumpeted how horrible it was for the government to make sure the voter rolls were correct.


10 posted on 05/31/2012 6:13:04 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: Hunton Peck

Ah...here is Rick Scott’s opening to go all 10th Amendment on the commies in DC. Perry did it, Walker did it, Jindal, too. Scott can score big if he takes advantage of this.


11 posted on 05/31/2012 6:13:46 PM PDT by ilgipper
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To: Signalman

They have already joined...at least two Miami tv stations are whining about this...the NBC and the Fox, I think,


12 posted on 05/31/2012 6:15:23 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: Hunton Peck

this is important..

but what is even more important is the fact that states that have been slipping into the democratic collumn in recent decades don’t come back... and no traditional democratic states seem to be trending Republican... this is very worrying... because as soon as enough illegal flood us here to Texas to flip it Democratic... it’s game over for the Republican party unless we can start flipping some blue states into red ones consistantly.


13 posted on 05/31/2012 6:15:35 PM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied .. and the economy died.)
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To: Signalman

the election will be declared null and void

Okay, by whom?


14 posted on 05/31/2012 6:17:40 PM PDT by bill1952 (Choice is an illusion created between those with power - and those without)
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To: Hunton Peck

-——The Justice Department sent a letter to Florida Secretary of State Ken Detzner Thursday -——

I’m sure someone in Tallahassee has a “return to sender “ stamp to address it back to the corrupt DOJ


15 posted on 05/31/2012 6:17:56 PM PDT by Popman (When you elect a clown: expect a circus...)
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To: Hunton Peck

The Rats clearly intend to steal FL.


16 posted on 05/31/2012 6:18:08 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Julia: another casualty of the "War on Poverty")
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To: Hunton Peck

I don’t recall a previous Justice Dept so active in wasting taxpayer time and money by suing as many States as Holder has. Big Brother.


17 posted on 05/31/2012 6:21:36 PM PDT by ThirstyMan
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To: Hunton Peck

They also knocked off the voting list a 91 year old vet. Florida needs to be more careful or the Feds will nix the entire effort.


18 posted on 05/31/2012 6:21:47 PM PDT by BlueLandRed
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To: Hunton Peck

“How dare you purge the voter rolls of dead Rats and illegal alien Rats!”


19 posted on 05/31/2012 6:22:04 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: anyone

For the life of me I cannot understand that whenever there is an attempt to instill a little integrity and honesty in voting democrats/liberals go into full freak out mode. Why is that? And it cannot simply be those folks are counting on cheating to win. And I cannot accept that only those folks care about disenfranchising people either. I want everyone who is lawfully permitted to vote to vote.


20 posted on 05/31/2012 6:22:47 PM PDT by guido911 (Islamic terrorists are members http://www.freerepublic.com/foof the "ROP", the "religion of pu*&ies")
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To: Hunton Peck
Why doesn't the DOJ just fess up. Tell everybody that they are worried that there will not be sufficient bogus names on the rolls which will hinder the 'rats from stealing the elections.

.....ssshhhhhhh, Mr Holder!

EVERYBODY KNOWS! The need for "stealth" and "spin" and other noble excuses are not needed. We all know that you don't give a rat's ass about "voting rights" or anything else except that you stay in power.

.....the jig is up.....

21 posted on 05/31/2012 6:24:16 PM PDT by B.O. Plenty (Elections have consequences....)
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To: Hunton Peck

As far as I’m concerned, the DOJ can go ‘blank’ itself. Voters are a state issue. The state has the authority to delete non-citizens and non-existant people from the voter rolls, as well as duplicates and people that already vote in other states.

The ‘rats want to keep as many illegal votes as possible so that they have a snowball’s chance of winning a second term. Fact is, without massive voter fraud, Obambi wouldn’t have won his first election. There just aren’t enough stupid people around to elect such a moron.


22 posted on 05/31/2012 6:24:56 PM PDT by meyer (Fluke - the new "F" word)
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To: Hunton Peck

The five counties in Florida that the VRA covers are: Collier, Hardee, Hendry, Hillsborough and Monroe.

This August primary sounds like a state and or local election and not federal.


23 posted on 05/31/2012 6:25:28 PM PDT by deport (.............God Bless Texas............)
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To: Hunton Peck

-——Six members of Congress wrote Gov. Rick Scott earlier this week demanding that he stop purging the state’s voting rolls ———

Unless they are six members of the Florida Congressional Delegation....Scott should tell them to run for office in Florida then he will give a flying “ F” what they think....

It really fries my ass the congressman from other states stick their noses in my states business.....asshats


24 posted on 05/31/2012 6:25:40 PM PDT by Popman (When you elect a clown: expect a circus...)
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To: Hunton Peck

Of course. How will Maobama win otherwise?


25 posted on 05/31/2012 6:27:25 PM PDT by ReformationFan
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To: Hunton Peck

The ONLY reason to oppose Voter ID is to facilitate CHEATING.


26 posted on 05/31/2012 6:29:29 PM PDT by halfright (FAST & FURIOUS! DON'T ALLOW THEM TO DIVERT YOUR ATTENTION.)
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To: Hunton Peck

Offer anyone who can prove he’s a live, legal Florida voter a cash bonus if he was erroneously removed from the rolls. Sufficient for a nice dinner out, or a day at the Seminole casino ...


27 posted on 05/31/2012 6:29:29 PM PDT by Tax-chick (Make sure you notice that I'm being subtly ironic!)
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To: Hunton Peck

The natives are getting restless


28 posted on 05/31/2012 6:29:39 PM PDT by BRL
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To: BlueLandRed

The state instructed the county Supervisors of Elections to go through their rolls and clean it up. The state did not order the person off the roles, it was the county Supervisor of Elections who created the mess and it appears certain individuals were chosen to create the story we now have.

Is that simple enough for you?


29 posted on 05/31/2012 6:31:02 PM PDT by mazda77 (and I am a Native Texan)
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To: Hunton Peck

The Just Us Departmaent has to clear the way so that Dear Leader can raise the dead so he can win the election.


30 posted on 05/31/2012 6:36:14 PM PDT by Fred Hayek (The Democratic Party is the operational wing of CPUSA.)
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To: Hunton Peck

It’s really very simple:
If any dead people come in to vote they can vote with a provisional, no questions asked...


31 posted on 05/31/2012 6:38:43 PM PDT by No!
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To: All

Holder was appointed for this election. He will do whatever he can, manipulate his office in whatever way to get Obama re-elected.
In this election, we will witness the worst the US has to offer. They will attempt to corrupt the process in any way and attempt to invalidate it in the eyes of the people. It will make 2000/2001 look like an infant’s playdate. I hope Romney’s people have better lawyers.


32 posted on 05/31/2012 6:38:49 PM PDT by newnhdad (Where will you be during the Election Riots of 2012/2013?)
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To: Hunton Peck

“Florida officials said they were trying to remove non-citizens from the voting rolls, but a flawed process led to several U.S. citizens being asked to prove their citizenship status or be kicked off the rolls. “

Oh heavens to Betsy!


33 posted on 05/31/2012 6:46:46 PM PDT by headstamp 2 (Liberalism: Carrying adolescent values and behavior into adult life.)
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To: gorush

“Let’s Roll.”


34 posted on 05/31/2012 6:52:45 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: Hunton Peck

I am hoping that Gov Scott holds the line on this one. Here in Broward Co our SOE “Dr” Brenda Snipes spoke in circles at a news conference about this issue. Best I could tell was that she was dragging her heels as hard as she could in hopes that Mr Holder would issue an order and save the day. Her PHD came to her the same way that obama’s early fame came to him IMHO. She certainly does not speak like a PHD.

Oh and I would like to thank Charlie “lite loafers” again for his appointment of our SOE. When the last one got thrown out of office (I forget why and don’t feel like looking it up...doesn’t matter anyway) he had such an opportunity to give this great big dem county a breath of fresh air and see what would happen. Yet what does he do? thats right, appoint yet another dem of the same color so as not to offend anyone. And now we are stuck with her since she is smart enough to make militant decisions without appearing to be militant.


35 posted on 05/31/2012 6:57:49 PM PDT by lovesdogs
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To: Hunton Peck

I would be very grateful if one of the legal eagles that hang out here would explain to me how we can have a law that requires 11 states to be treated differently than the other 39?


36 posted on 05/31/2012 7:03:32 PM PDT by Bigun ("The most fearsome words in the English language are I'm from the government and I'm here to help!")
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To: Hunton Peck

What the Democrat media doesn’t bother to mention is that anyone can vote using a provisional ballot.

Nothing is perfect and the rolls need to be purged from time to time. If MR 91yo whiny Democrat shows up at the polls and isn’t listed, he can vote provisionally and if necessary provide supporting documentation after the election.

See how simple that is? Unless you’re a liberal, of course.


37 posted on 05/31/2012 7:13:24 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Congrats to Ted Kennedy! He's been sober for two years now!!)
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To: Hunton Peck

Purge The DOJ.


38 posted on 05/31/2012 7:14:31 PM PDT by Mr. Bond (Roll 'Em Lester!)
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To: Hunton Peck

When this asshole comes across on fast and furious, then we can talk about purging the voter rolls


39 posted on 05/31/2012 7:19:58 PM PDT by The Wizard (Madam President is my President now and in the future)
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To: Hunton Peck

40 posted on 05/31/2012 7:35:01 PM PDT by rlmorel ("The safest road to Hell is the gradual one." Screwtape (C.S. Lewis))
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To: guido911

“For the life of me I cannot understand that whenever there is an attempt to instill a little integrity and honesty in voting democrats/liberals go into full freak out mode. Why is that? And it cannot simply be those folks are counting on cheating to win.”

Well, consider that fraudulent voting is probably just the most obvious scam the Dems use; if it gets deep sixed, it may open Pandora’s Box and more scams will come to light.


41 posted on 05/31/2012 7:39:34 PM PDT by Rembrandt (Part of the 52% who pay Federal taxes)
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To: BlueLandRed

I believe the 91 year old vet was told to contact them within 30 days if this was not correct. He did contact them didn’t he? Are there others?


42 posted on 05/31/2012 7:42:48 PM PDT by healy61
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To: Hunton Peck; Joe Brower; M Kehoe

Bugger-off, feds! We’ll clean-up our own State ................................................. FRegards


43 posted on 05/31/2012 7:43:53 PM PDT by gonzo ( Buy more ammo, dammit! You should already have the firearms ... FRegards)
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To: Hunton Peck

Just do it anyway. The White House does whatever it wants anyway.

Issue an Executive Order saying you can.


44 posted on 05/31/2012 7:44:58 PM PDT by Persevero (Homeschooling for Excellence since 1992)
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To: Hunton Peck
Six members of Congress wrote Gov. Rick Scott earlier this week demanding that he stop purging the state’s voting rolls

And those six members of Congress were...

45 posted on 05/31/2012 7:47:07 PM PDT by ladyjane
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To: BlueLandRed

That 91-year-old vet did not get knocked off the rolls. He was sent a letter requesting that he confirm his info. Why? Turns out — and he admits to this now — that way back in the day, he lied about his age to the DMV so that he could get his driver’s license two years early. So, his DMV records did not match up with his voter registration record. It is reassuring that this raised a red flag and that FL followed up on it.


46 posted on 05/31/2012 7:51:14 PM PDT by kevao
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To: Hunton Peck

Byzantine labyrinth...
http://www.justice.gov/crt/about/vot/42usc/subch_ih.php#anchor_1973gg-6

(2)(A) A State shall complete, not later than 90 days prior to the date of a primary or general election for Federal office, any program the purpose of which is to systematically remove the names of ineligible voters from the official lists of eligible voters.

(B) Subparagraph (A) shall not be construed to preclude -

(i) the removal of names from official lists of voters on a basis described in paragraph (3)(A) or (B) or (4)(A) of subsection (a) of this section; or

(ii) correction of registration records pursuant to this subchapter.


47 posted on 05/31/2012 8:02:46 PM PDT by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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To: guido911

IMO at some point in time all the current voter registration logs need to be destroyed and anyone who wants to vote needs to re-register in person.


48 posted on 05/31/2012 8:40:53 PM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: guido911

In the 2008 election, Nevada election officials ‘caught’ ACORN with over 400,000 phony registrations. Alledgely, those people were not allowed to vote......

There are less than 3 million people total in Nevada.

Having ‘caught’ over 400,000 ellegals registrations is a huge percentage versus the entire state population, IMO.

It took the Nevada AG- a suck up to Obama’s rear end supporter—over 2 years to prosecute & fine ACORN.

The fine??? $5,000. That works out to 1 1/4 CENTS per bad voter registration!!!

They certainly are bent on stealing another election, IMO.


49 posted on 05/31/2012 8:43:38 PM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: kevao

That 91-year-old vet did not get knocked off the rolls. He was sent a letter requesting that he confirm his info.
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50 posted on 05/31/2012 8:47:42 PM PDT by xrmusn (6/98 Let's start from scratch by voting ALL incumbents out.)
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