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See the Letter the DOJ Sent to Florida Demanding It Stop Purging Non-Citizens from Voter Rolls
The Blaze ^ | June 1, 2012 | Jonathon M. Seidl

Posted on 06/02/2012 12:13:40 AM PDT by CaptainKrunch

On Thursday, the Department of Justice (DOJ) demanded the state of Florida stop its efforts to purge non-citizens from its voting rolls. A letter sent to Florida Secretary of State Ken Detzner alleges the process violates the 1965 Voting Rights Act and the 1993 National Voter Registration Act.

The major charge of the letter reads:

DOJ Sends Letter to Florida Demanding It Sotp Non Citizen Voter Purge

Talking Points Memo (TPM) breaks it down:

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.

The Miami Herald further explains that “Under the Voting Rights Act, Florida needs federal approval before it makes changes to voting because five Florida counties – Monroe, Hillsborough, Collier, Hardee and Hendry – had minority-voting troubles decades ago.” It also notes what has been done so far:

So far, Florida has flagged 2,700 potential noncitizen voters and sent the list to county elections supervisors, who have found the data and methodology to be flawed and problematic. The list of potential noncitizen voters – many of whom have turned out to be lawful citizens and voters – disproportionately hits minorities, especially Hispanics.

About 58 percent of those flagged as potential noncitizens are Hispanics, Florida’s largest ethnic immigrant population, a Miami Herald analysis found. Hispanics make up 13 percent of the overall 11.3 million active registered voters.

Independent voters and Democrats are the most likely to face being purged from the rolls. Republicans and non-Hispanic whites are the least likely.

“We are firmly committed to doing the right thing and preventing ineligible voters from being able to cast a ballot,” said Chris Cate, spokesman for Secretary of State Ken Detzner, responded to the Herald.

TPM Docs: DOJ Demands Florida Stop Voter Purge


TOPICS: Government; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: 2012; dojisajoke; electionfraud; elections; florida; mediawingofthednc; partisanmediashills

1 posted on 06/02/2012 12:13:47 AM PDT by CaptainKrunch
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To: CaptainKrunch

another crooked lawyer. Hall him before the bar.


2 posted on 06/02/2012 12:37:02 AM PDT by Domangart
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To: CaptainKrunch
had minority-voting troubles decades ago.”

So when in the 1890s or 1930s ?

3 posted on 06/02/2012 12:38:51 AM PDT by Red Steel
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To: CaptainKrunch

Dear Attorney General Holder,

No.

Love,
FL Sec of State Ken Detzner


4 posted on 06/02/2012 12:50:33 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (If you like lying Socialist dirtbags, you'll love Slick Willard)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

can he “make me” stop.


5 posted on 06/02/2012 12:59:06 AM PDT by SMGFan
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To: SMGFan

If Private Holder sends down some Black Panthers from the Just-Us Department to stop them, Gov. Scott & State Atty Gen Bondi should charge them with terrorism and put them in prison.

In any event, it’s nice to know America’s so-called “chief law-enforcement officer” is going the extra-mile to ensure Democrat voter fraud goes on without delay and obstruction.


6 posted on 06/02/2012 1:04:43 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (If you like lying Socialist dirtbags, you'll love Slick Willard)
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To: CaptainKrunch

So, nobody has been purged yet; but FL has to stop looking until Holder says it’s OK? I grew up in Tampa (Hillsborough County) and the RATs were always pulling some crap at election time. Buying votes, stuffing ballot boxes, dead people voting, etc.

BTW, Tampa IS a minority city - Spanish, Italian, blacks predominate.


7 posted on 06/02/2012 1:11:26 AM PDT by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners)
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To: CaptainKrunch
TO: Department of InJustice Attorney General Eric Holder
FR: Florida Secretary of State Ken Detzner
RE: Your Federal 'Demands'

Dear Eric,

Go screw yourself.
Screw yourself 'fast' and 'furiously'.

Cheerz!

Ken :)
8 posted on 06/02/2012 3:36:53 AM PDT by mkjessup (Eternal Vigilance (aka FReeper Tom Hoefling) has my vote for President in 2012.)
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To: CaptainKrunch

“Florida needs federal approval before it makes changes to voting” No it does not..tell holder to foesanddie...


9 posted on 06/02/2012 4:04:46 AM PDT by richardtavor
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To: richardtavor
Is there no stopping this outrage???

I guess Hitler was unstoppable as well -- short of military might.

10 posted on 06/02/2012 4:39:10 AM PDT by Jerrybob (Truth -- the new hate speech.)
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To: CaptainKrunch
Dear Attorney General Holder,

bobbys-baby-finger

Have a nice day,

FL Sec of State Ken Detzner

11 posted on 06/02/2012 5:07:25 AM PDT by Conservative Vermont Vet (l)
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I trust those in power in FL will, worse case, keep purging the rolls for the general election if the DOJ prevents them from doing it before the primary. If the Just-Us department for all things black, insists on the 90 day rule it will not prevent FL from cleaning things up a bit prior to the Nov. elections.

The DOJ is doing everything possible to disenfranchise the majority of this country who are real citizens, not felons and not dead.

If we have not reached the tipping point Thomas Jefferson was so concerned with I do not know what else is required before the remaining real Americans realize that we are being ruled by a bunch of Marxist communists who have no regard whatsoever for the US Constitution.

These cockroaches are doing everything possible to obliterate the rights given to us by our creator and NOT given freely to the federal government. Tar and feathers just seems so appropriate.


12 posted on 06/02/2012 5:55:38 AM PDT by Wurlitzer (Nothing says "ignorance" like Islam!)
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To: Domangart; Red Steel; fieldmarshaldj; SMGFan; NTHockey; mkjessup; richardtavor; Jerrybob; ...
UPDATE:

Florida Tells Holder To Blow It Out His Ass

Good.

(International Business Times) — Florida state officials will continue their quest to purge purportedly ineligible people from voter-registration rolls, a representative of Secretary of State Ken Detzner said Saturday, in defiance of objections from the U.S. Justice Department and county officials who say the policy violates two federal voting laws.

On Thursday, T. Christian Herren Jr., the head of the Justice Department’s voting section, said the effort to remove voters appears to violate the 1965 Voting Rights Act, which outlaws discriminatory voting practices that disenfranchise minorities. On a list of almost 2,700 voters the state suspects are noncitizens, blacks and Latinos were disproportionately represented, according to an analysis by the Miami Herald, which concluded Democratic and independent voters are the most likely to be targeted.

Despite the warning, Detzner’s representative said on Saturday the state intends to go forward with its campaign. “We have a year-round obligation to ensure the integrity of Florida’s elections. We will be responding to (the Justice Department’s) concerns next week,” Chris Cate wrote in an email to Reuters.

Detzner has previously said his agency has identified 182,000 registered voters who are not citizens by comparing driver’s-license and voter-registration databases. Beginning in April, the state requested that county election officials contact almost 2,700 suspected noncitizens by mail. The letters said that those who failed to provide proof of citizenship within 30 days would be removed from the voter rolls.

Florida is among a handful of states covered by the Voters Rights Act Section V, which requires areas with a deep history of racial discrimination — mostly Southern states — to seek approval from the Justice Department or a panel of federal judges before attempting to change any voting-related policy. Five Florida counties are required to abide by that law.

Florida failed to get clearance for its purge or its methods to identify people the state suspects are not U.S. citizens.

Via: Weazel Zippers

 

13 posted on 06/02/2012 7:45:30 PM PDT by CaptainKrunch (Freedom is what's fair.)
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14 posted on 06/02/2012 8:13:21 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (If you like lying Socialist dirtbags, you'll love Slick Willard)
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