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In Defiance Of US Justice Department, Florida To Continue Voter Purge
International Business Times ^ | 2 June 2012 | Ashley Portero

Posted on 06/03/2012 5:48:30 AM PDT by Yashcheritsiy

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at ibtimes.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: election2012; fl; florida; votefraud
Excellent news!
1 posted on 06/03/2012 5:48:38 AM PDT by Yashcheritsiy
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To: Yashcheritsiy

Violation of Federal Law is the purview of the judicial system (i.e., a judge or jury rules). Charging violation is the purview of the DOJ, yet in this case, the DOJ is only using intimidation (i.e., letters, conjecture, publicity, etc.) instead of indictiments.

This tells me that the DOJ KNOWs their assertions are bullsh!t and they wouldn’t stand a snowball’s chance in a fair court with a fair jury.

Florida is right to ignore the DOJ until they are either legally enjoined or sued by the DOJ....in other words, “DOJ ,-Shut the F@ck UP!”


2 posted on 06/03/2012 5:54:55 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Yashcheritsiy

Yes!!!


3 posted on 06/03/2012 5:57:26 AM PDT by Brilliant
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To: Yashcheritsiy

Go Florida!

YEA!!!


4 posted on 06/03/2012 5:59:06 AM 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: Bigun

Good news...


5 posted on 06/03/2012 5:59:55 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: Brilliant

Great! Freepers in Fla. have been emailing Gov. Scott to encourage him. I sent an email myself. America is taking their country back.


6 posted on 06/03/2012 6:00:31 AM PDT by sheikdetailfeather (Yuri Bezmenov (KGB Defector) - "Kick The Communists Out of Your Govt. & Don't Accept Their Goodies.")
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To: Yashcheritsiy

The Floridians are gonna need a lot of We the People support .


7 posted on 06/03/2012 6:00:31 AM PDT by mo (If you understand, no explanation is needed. If you don't understand, no explanation is possible.)
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To: Yashcheritsiy

Good news.

Power to the people.


8 posted on 06/03/2012 6:01:30 AM PDT by Skooz (Gabba Gabba we accept you we accept you one of us Gabba Gabba we accept you we accept you one of us)
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To: Yashcheritsiy

Keep the support emails going!


9 posted on 06/03/2012 6:03:06 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: Yashcheritsiy

Holder willsoon be gone along with his Buddy Obama. If we can just survive another 8 months.

Hopefully he will be prosecuted after his removal.


10 posted on 06/03/2012 6:07:47 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: Yashcheritsiy
Florida joins Arizona in defending the Constituion against this corrupt Administration's Dept. of INjustice. Only 55 more states to go ....


11 posted on 06/03/2012 6:20:34 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Yashcheritsiy

Bless them! Florida telling the lawbreakers extraordinaire to go pound sand is excellent news.


12 posted on 06/03/2012 6:27:22 AM PDT by madison10 (The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots & tyrants. TJ)
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To: Yashcheritsiy

Bless them! Florida telling the lawbreakers extraordinaire to go pound sand is excellent news.


13 posted on 06/03/2012 6:27:39 AM PDT by madison10 (The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots & tyrants. TJ)
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To: Yashcheritsiy

Good for Florida. In fact you should show your US passport or birth certificate proving US birth to register to vote.


14 posted on 06/03/2012 6:28:06 AM PDT by CORedneck
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To: madison10

Double blesses. Oh, well.


15 posted on 06/03/2012 6:28:58 AM PDT by madison10 (The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots & tyrants. TJ)
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To: Yashcheritsiy
"blacks and Latinos were disproportionately represented"

No kidding?

"Democratic and independent voters are the most likely to be targeted"

You don't say!

If it were not for all the illegal, dead, non-existent, fictitious, "undocumented", and otherwise fradulent voters, the Democrats would have been thrown out of office long ago!

It's no wonder that they oppose anything that interferes with voter fraud!

16 posted on 06/03/2012 6:32:02 AM PDT by Savage Beast (Long may our land be bright with freedom's holy light.)
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To: CORedneck
"In fact you should show your US passport or birth certificate proving US birth to register to vote"

AND to vote at the polls. A double check.

17 posted on 06/03/2012 6:34:24 AM PDT by Savage Beast (Long may our land be bright with freedom's holy light.)
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To: Yashcheritsiy

WTG!!! All states...TAKE NOTICE!!! The DC government is there to serve us not the other way around.


18 posted on 06/03/2012 6:34:35 AM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: Yashcheritsiy
Holder is complaining that federal law requires that voter purging be complete 90 days before a federal primary or general election, so as to give improperly purged voters an opportunity to challenge the purging. The primary is in August, so it needed to have been completed earlier.

The obvious response is to just say "OK, the August primary will use the original rolls, and the November election will use the purged rolls".

Holder's objective here is to give an excuse for Democrat-controlled counties to halt purging until it's too late.

19 posted on 06/03/2012 6:45:40 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (If I can't be persuasive, I at least hope to be fun.)
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To: Yashcheritsiy

Middle Index Finger ping.


20 posted on 06/03/2012 6:58:32 AM PDT by Salvavida (The restoration of the U.S.A. starts with filling the pews at every Bible-believing church.)
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To: lonevoice

Taking our country back one state at a time.


21 posted on 06/03/2012 8:12:39 AM PDT by Pride in the USA
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To: Yashcheritsiy
Question for liberals...........

Who is not eligible to vote in America and each of it's states? Anyone? Foreigners? Dead people? Pets? Felons serving time in prison? Seal clubbing democrats?

I would just like to hear who is not eligible to vote from their analysis of federal and state laws. I think it'd pretty cut-n-dry.

22 posted on 06/03/2012 8:20:12 AM PDT by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: Gaffer

Looks like the DOJ has been using the standard lawyer’s trick. Write an intimidating letter on the Firm’s letterhead stationary, figuring the potential defendant will settle out of court, i.e a shakedown.

Florida has called their bluff.

Maybe more states will grow a spine.


23 posted on 06/03/2012 9:30:40 AM PDT by BwanaNdege (Man has often lost his way, but modern man has lost his address - Gilbert K. Chesterton)
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To: BwanaNdege

If I were the Florida Attorney General, I’d respond back to Holder with a letter that said:

“Dear Attorney General Holder,”

Thank you so much for your kind concern about what the STATE OF FLORIDA is doing to purge itself from illegal voters.

In contrast to your sideways belief that proving oneself eligible for voting is a violation of someone’s civil liberties, we here in the STATE OF FLORIDA believe that purging such upholds the RIGHTS and VALUE of legitimate voters in the STATE OF FLORIDA.

That being the case, until the Department of Justice sues in a legitimate jurisdictional venue instead of issuing veiled commentary, please be so kind as to go f@ck yourself.

Yours Ever,

Attorney General of the STATE OF FLORIDA


24 posted on 06/03/2012 9:45:09 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Savage Beast

If blacks and Latinos are disproportionately affected, the DOJ should have no problem in presenting a full accounting AND PROOF of the numerous individuals affected.

IOW, Holder, your BS conjecture wasn’t enough..

Go Florida!


25 posted on 06/03/2012 9:47:12 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Servant of the Cross

I like your new AZ state flag. Will Sheriff Joe be flying it over his HQ?


26 posted on 06/03/2012 8:09:14 PM PDT by shove_it (just undo it)
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To: Yashcheritsiy; manc; wymck; ghost26; PJammers; myuval; tiredofreeloaders; WBITT; bigcheese; ...
Florida Freepers! Please read the article at the link! The title is misleading!

http://www.ibtimes.com/articles/348076/20120602/florida-voter-purge-state-defiance-justice-department.htm

FROM THE ARTICLE:
While Florida's state officials continue to champion the plan, its 67 county election supervisors said Friday they will discontinue the effort to purge voters.

Vicki Davis, a Martin County elections supervisor who is also president of the Florida State Association of Supervisors of Elections, told the Palm Beach Post they believe the state data is flawed and that they intend to heed the Justice Department's warning. “There are just too many variables with this entire process at this time for supervisors to continue,” Davis said.

PLEASE GO TO THIS LINK BELOW! Click on your Florida County, and it will take you to your Sup. of Elections office. Contact your Sup. of Elections and tell him/her you EXPECT them to do their job and make sure that only LIVING AMERICAN CITIZENS WHO'S LEGAL RESIDENCE IS FLORIDA ARE ALLOWED TO VOTE!

http://election.dos.state.fl.us/SOE/supervisor_elections.shtml

27 posted on 06/03/2012 8:50:26 PM PDT by seekthetruth (I want a Commander In Chief who honors and supports our Military!)
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To: seekthetruth

Any Martin County Freepers out there?

Is Vickie Davis a Democrat????


28 posted on 06/03/2012 9:18:14 PM PDT by seekthetruth (I want a Commander In Chief who honors and supports our Military!)
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To: Yashcheritsiy

Good. Let the “Just Us” department take care of the folks that are dead or twice registered to handle the outflow.

Lose Florida, Lose your worthless job. (Maybe Sheriff Joe can make you a trustee Holder!)


29 posted on 06/03/2012 9:24:52 PM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: Yashcheritsiy

You guys are missing the point here

If Florida is as close as the marxists think it will be, this is setting up the foundation for a legal challenge to toss votes out the results
This DOJ action only is based on the four counties under the voting act

All libtard counties...see how many gop ballots get challenged as conpared to dem ballots

Put NOTHING beyond these bastards to steal Florida


30 posted on 06/04/2012 2:24:15 AM PDT by Popman (When you elect a clown: expect a circus...)
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To: seekthetruth

Vicki Davis ran unopposed in 2008, her second term.

Martin County is heavily Republican, almost by a 2-1 margin.

Accounting for the MSM’s past practices, if the party affiliation isn’t mentioned, she’s probably Democrat.

Local media is jumping all over the “Democrats-good-Republicans-bad” meme, as expected.


31 posted on 06/04/2012 2:36:17 AM PDT by Old Sarge (RIP FReeper Skyraider (1930-2011) - You Are Missed)
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To: seekthetruth

done. sent to laurie edwards.


32 posted on 06/04/2012 3:32:35 AM PDT by Donnafrflorida (Thru HIM all things are possible.)
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To: seekthetruth

Sent message to Supervisor of Polk County. Asked her to do the right thing and keep our voter registrations fair and just. Also, asked to purge the rolls so we have open and fair elections in our county. Dead people and illegals do not belong on the rolls.


33 posted on 06/04/2012 3:37:20 AM PDT by marygam (#Hurry November 2012, we might not make it#)
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To: JulieRNR21; kinganamort; katherineisgreat; floriduh voter; summer; Goldwater Girl; windchime; ...

Florida Freeper


34 posted on 06/04/2012 5:17:26 AM PDT by Joe Brower (Sheep have three speeds: "graze", "stampede" and "cower".)
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To: Yashcheritsiy
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...

That's BECAUSE blacks and Latinos are more likely to be illegally on the lists in the first place.

35 posted on 06/04/2012 8:47:23 AM PDT by GOPJ ( "A Dog In Every Pot" - freeper ETL)
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To: BwanaNdege
Looks like the DOJ has been using the standard lawyer’s trick. Write an intimidating letter on the Firm’s letterhead stationary, figuring the potential defendant will settle out of court, i.e a shakedown.

You're right - shakedown - intimidation - bullying... the Chicago Way...

36 posted on 06/04/2012 8:55:35 AM PDT by GOPJ ( "A Dog In Every Pot" - freeper ETL)
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