Skip to comments.Judge refuses to block Florida voter purge
Posted on 06/27/2012 11:53:53 AM PDT by Hunton Peck
A federal judge has refused to stop Florida from removing potentially non-U.S. citizens from its rolls.
The U.S. Department of Justice sued the state to halt the purge, arguing it was going on too close to a federal election.
U.S. District Judge Robert Hinkle said Wednesday that there was nothing in federal voting laws that prevent the state from identifying non-U.S. citizens even if it comes less...
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Agreed, at last a bit of common sense from a judge.
I know there are plenty of folks who imagine that Obama and his AG Holder are devious and conniving but I think they re simply stupid.
Now if the Supremes will just do the right thing tomorrow...
They are indeed devious and conniving but they are anything but stupid. They have planned the destruction of this country and the GOPe is doing all it can to help them, we are the stupid ones for thinking they are not, else Romney would not be the nominee.
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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:
Just as several Reagan, Bush 41 and even Bush 43 Supreme appointees have turned out to be less Constitutionalist than had been hoped and/or assumed; this appears to be one of Slick Willie’s district court appointees who went opposite to commie lib expectations just this once. Hey! Don’t WE get to win one ONCE IN A WHILE?
When I used to be an election judge we were told there was? Anyway Ohio purges their voter rolls on the off year elections.If you haven’t voted in the past 4 years on the 5th year you are purged.So in 2009 they purged and next year they all again.
read the article, it was not needed because the state has stopped purging. The local supervisors of elections are not purging either.
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Bull pucky. 0 Has castrated the law enforcement efforts in Arizona and any attempt to do anything in the way of enforcement will result in 0 nationalizing the National Guard. That will be the one thing he needs to suspend the Constitution. IOW, he will have a dictatorship.
What????.... some common sense for a change?... Incredible! /s.
What? No bold large letters?
Its a rhetorical question but how does purging the voter rolls of people who haven’t voted in the past 4 years help us get rid of illegitimate voters?
-Blames motor voter fraud.
What does the DOJ mean to close to an election. Illegals are directly involved which they shouldn’t be.
Your snide comment indicates you think the ruling does NOT indicate as I posted. Well, your inability to analyze doesn't alter reality.
“The truth does not change according to our ability to stomach it. - anon”
Oh no there was nothing snide intended by that. It truly is a terrifying thought.
Florida better hurry up with the purge before the case gets to the Supreme Court and that sick piece of sh** Roberts helps the rats stop it.
A Clinton appointee who is (apparently) not corrupt to the core?? Whoa..
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