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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:
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 Floridas 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 Floridas 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, Floridas 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
another crooked lawyer. Hall him before the bar.
So when in the 1890s or 1930s ?
Dear Attorney General Holder,
FL Sec of State Ken Detzner
can he “make me” stop.
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.
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.
“Florida needs federal approval before it makes changes to voting” No it does not..tell holder to foesanddie...
I guess Hitler was unstoppable as well -- short of military might.
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.
(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 Departments 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, Detzners representative said on Saturday the state intends to go forward with its campaign. We have a year-round obligation to ensure the integrity of Floridas elections. We will be responding to (the Justice Departments) 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 drivers-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