Skip to comments.Florida election official to Rev. Al: We won't let Gov. Scott purge our voters!
Posted on 06/07/2012 11:21:28 AM PDT by kevcol
Florida announced Wednesday afternoon it would ignore the Department of Justice's demands to stop its controversial voter purge, but a state election supervisor threw another twist into the story, telling MSNBC's Al Sharpton soon afterwards that he and his colleagues won't play along.
Ion Sancho, Leon County's supervisor of elections, told the PoliticsNation host that Republican Gov. Rick Scott can "do all he wants of this partisan endeavor" but that Sancho would not participate in a process he sees as illegal, adding that he spoke for a good number of his fellow supervisors.
The majority of us "will not conduct any illegal activity," Sancho told Sharpton. "We're going to ensure our voters are protected."
Sancho said that the purge would not be successfully executed without the cooperation of supervisors like himself.
"We are the hands, legs, head, feet and eyes of this process," said Sancho. "...I was independently elected by the voters of my county and I work for them."
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If the effect of the NVRA (Motor Voter) is to force a state to allow never-eligible non-citizens the opportunity to vote, he wrote, then the statute might violate the Equal Protection Clause of the Constitution, which guarantees that the right to vote cannot be denied by a dilution of the weight of a citizens vote.
As for the Voting Rights Act claim, Detzner wrote, Florida already received federal permission to remove noncitizens, which is clearly spelled out in Florida law.
Whats more, the Voting Rights Act applies to only five Florida counties Monroe, Hillsborough, Collier, Hardee and Hendry and not the other 62 in Florida, including Miami-Dade, where about 1,600 of the 2,700 potential noncitizens were initially identified by the state in a database created by the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles.
About 500 people in Miami-Dade have been found to be lawful citizens and voters, and 13 noncitizens have been found. Two of them might have voted and could face prosecution. The county has been unable to verify the citizenship of more than 1,100 others.
Assuming the purge halts, those people could vote this year even if some are noncitizens.
"Not a single eligible voter as far, as I know, has been removed from the voter rolls," Scott said Wednesday on WNDB radio in Daytona Beach, according to a News Service of Florida transcript. "Not one. And were working to keep it that way."
"Their vote should not be diluted by people who dont have the right to vote," Scott said. "We need to be reviewing our voter rolls and making sure only those individuals who have the right to vote are voting."
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 Scotts hand-picked secretary of state, Ken Detzner, a fellow Republican.
Detzner also submitted a list of four questions that he wants the DOJ to answer:
Scott's swift and certain reply should be, "You're fired."
Going crazy that one of the sources for Democrat fraud will be taken away from them.
My first thought, too... but can he do that?
I bet your voters won't feel the same come your next re-election...............
just called the governor’s office (850-488-7146)
they are aware of this tool and what he’s said
i asked them to confirm that this person works under the governor, and they said yes. i asked that this person, and all others not following the governors orders, be fired immediately
i also requested that the governor continue to remove the dead from the voting rolls.
i’d recommend everyone to do the same (as #8)
I’d like to see all voter rolls purged every 10 years or so and you have to go and provide ID to re-register.
Governor Scott is FOLLOWING THE LAW..tell Sancho Panza to go tilt at windmills an move to some other state...
The state can counter by telling him that they will therefore hold him personally responsible for any illegal voters found voting in his county, and will indict him as a conspirator.
Can anyone explain how having dead, illegal or felon voters canceling out your vote protects the majority of voters who are playing by the rules?
You are fired.
Ok, I looked it up. Leon County is the county that Tallahassee, our capitol is located in
94 thousand Democrats registered
48 thousand Republicans
28 thousand Others ( Florida has No party affiliation and maybe some minor parties)
The Florida panhandle is all conservative and GOP EXCEPT for Leon County.
So I hope Governor Scott can do something about this dunderhead who refuses to follow orders of the commander in chief of his state.
"Our voters" is like Holder's "my people". The ones who are playing by the rules aren't "his voters".
He’s telling us where to look.
Ion Sancho, Supervisor of Elections for Leon County, watches as FAMU students march towards him at the Leon County Courthouse
And that march that he appears to be so enthusiastic about?
Sure, here you go...
To the outright Communists that infest Marxist Socialist News By Communists (M.S.N.B.C.), this is NOT controversial, unless to you communist bastards, stopping fraud is a controversy.
It seems that the liberals have overrun the Florida capitol and have become entrenched in government bureaucracy.
Work from within the system to change it was the recommendation/tactic, wasn't it?
Fire him anyway. Apparently, playing by the Rules is for suckers.
The answer is simple - increase to penalties for vote fraud until no one would think of perpetrating it. (Bring back the chain gangs for those who would disenfranchise others through vote fraud!)
My thoughts exactly, although if it’s an elected position I don’t know if he can do that. Maybe somebody would have to sue those particular “supervisors” on Equal Protection violations...
Pray. It's our only hope.
Nope. The attitude should be, "If yer illegally voting, yer done. We don't care WHAT side yer on."
It seems that most state capitols are liberal Mecca’s. I’m not surprise a bit by this liberal tool in Leon County.
My first thought, too... but can he do that?
Maybe not but I bet he can have them arrested for obstructing justice or some other charge. Governor is carrying out his sworn duty to uphold the constitution and to interfere with it is illegal.
Some people just don't think about it and some things have to be pointed out.
And what will the others be doing. Thanks for telling us which county's rolls to check out.
Did we meet at Choctaw Bingo last Friday night?
Hopefully he will then.
I don't think Ion Sancho DOES speak for "a majority" of his fellow supervisors. Leon County is probably the most liberal country north of South Florida in the state. Monroe, Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach make up the unholy Quad of Liberalism in South Florida, and Leon County (home of Tallahassee) is where Sancho the punk resides.
Time for Governor Scott to appoint a special taskmaster over Sancho the Punk, to make certain the will of the people of Florida is obeyed.
This socialist democratic fraud works for the State of Florida not the obama regime. If he doesn’t follow an order from the Governor to abide by Florida’s wishes I would have his sorry rear end arrested and then can him. Enough with the pussy footing around.
Cubans can't legally vote in Miami Dade, or anywhere else in Florida.
Florida has many legal residents of Cuban heritage.
Most are USA citizens, thus they vote in elections.
Legal permanent resident aliens are not USA citizens, and as such, are not eligible to vote.
All visitors temporarily residing in Florida, foreign or USA citizens, are also not allowed to vote in Florida elections.
Florida also has many residents of Canadian, Haitian, Chinese, Mexican, New York etc heritage.
If they are USA citizens who declare Florida residency, they vote here.
If they are legal resident aliens or visitors, they are not allowed to vote here.
If anyone from any foreign nation is an illegal alien, they are not legally allowed to vote, drive, bank, or do much of anything in Florida, legally.
Is that all cleared up for you now?
Have I made Gov. Scotts position clear to you yet?
It is funny how liberals tend to huddle around all centers of powers like moths to a flame.
The majority of us “will not conduct any illegal activity,” Sancho told Sharpton
Election officials who knowingly allow their constituents votes to be diluted with fraudulent votes should be prosecuted and imprisoned.
I believe that is the
Actually, people who work in the elections also here in KS, do so on a voluntary basis, so it is not only not an elected position but it is also not a "right."
I think that all election activities are run by the state's Secretary of State Office but no matter they are subjected to the laws of that state regarding all matters and the FL Attorney General can merely relieve that person of his job, seeing as how he is promising Rev. Al that he'll make sure no one is refused from voting!
I was told by that same office that in the case of deceased voters, "they needed to notify the Secretary of State's Office" so that they could move forward to remove their names from the rolls, otherwise, that office was not going to remove their names!
I asked the lady answering the phone, if she didn't consider it a bit difficult for those who were deceased to notify their office to remove their names from the polls. She paused a while, then answered, they weren't able to arbitrarily remove people's names unless they had been first notified that the person was no longer registered in the area.
Fortunately, our new Secretary of State, Kris Kobach, has forcefully moved forward to remove names when they mail out post cards to an address and they are returned for "no longer living at that address."
As people do move from area to area as well as state to state, keeping the polls up to date is a challenge, that's exactly why the state employees a staff to do just that!
Don’t forget Leon County is the home of Florida State University and we all know how liberal those smart college kids and faculty are. In addition, Tallahassee also has Florida A & M university, generally 98% minority Amish in population. This would account for the over infestation of Democrats.
Both colleges have been the home to major jihadist figures, antisemitism, black extremists, and anti-Americanism.
Now you know the whole story.
Another example of how important it is to have responsible & ethical people in any city, county or state post.
This man is openly defying election laws about whom is eligible to vote & he is the guy in charge!!!
I would like a county district attorney indict him for voter fraud.