Skip to comments.AP NewsBreak: Feds OK Fla. access to citizens list
Posted on 07/14/2012 1:56:17 PM PDT by kingattax
WASHINGTON (AP) In a victory for Republicans, the federal government has agreed to let Florida use a law enforcement database to challenge people's right to vote if they are suspected of not being U.S. citizens.
The agreement, made in a letter to Florida Gov. Rick Scott's administration that was obtained by The Associated Press, grants the state access to a list of resident noncitizens maintained by the Homeland Security Department.
The Obama administration had denied Florida's request for months but relented after a judge ruled in the state's favor in a related voter-purge matter. Voting rights groups, while acknowledging that noncitizens have no right to vote, have expressed alarm about using such data for a purpose not originally intended: purging voter lists of ineligible people.
They also say voter purges less than four months before a presidential election might leave insufficient time to correct mistakes stemming from faulty data or other problems.
Democrats say that the government's concession is less troubling than some GOP-controlled states' push to require voters to show photo identification.
But Republicans count it as a victory nonetheless in their broad-based fight over voter eligibility, an issue that could play a big role in the White House race.
That's especially true in pivotal states such as Florida, Colorado, Nevada and North Carolina.
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I don’t see the problem in purging the lists of people that aren’t able to vote.
You know, like illegals.
A court has ordered DHS to allow Florida access to the databas.
Now let’s see if butch’s bitches comply.
“They also say voter purges less than four months before a presidential election might leave insufficient time to correct mistakes stemming from faulty data or other problems.”
Four months? Isn’t that plenty of time? I mean, they passed a 2000 page healthcare bill that no one had read.
Apparently, we didn’t need any f-ing time, then so what’s different now? Is a person’s ability to vote more important than their life?
I can’t wait to hear Attorney General Race-bait’s irrational response.
It will take them until at least mid-November to find their keyboards and send an email.
If it weren’t for John Roberts, Obama would be on a real losing streak in the courts.
It took taking them to court to enforce the law. Needs to be more push back to their over reach
Still a semi-free country (for now).
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Don’t forget that the elections supervisors at the lower level have said that they would not purge these people from there roles no matter what the state says.
“But Republicans count it as a victory nonetheless in their broad-based fight over voter eligibility, an issue that could play a big role in the White House race.”
If no one’s trying to allow cheating, voter eligibility should be an easy issue on which to reach a meeting of the minds.
Cool. Tell the elections supervisors that is an illegal votes after they were specifically notified that he was not a valid voter, the election supervisor will be indicted for conspiracy to commit vote fraud.
They would be cutting their nose off to spite their face. The Secretary of State can hold any election result from certification until an audit is performed against the rolls of those particular counties and the database. I hardly think the idiots in Palm Beach County, or the petulant others, would be ready to have their results audited, especially when the state would have the backup of the Fed’s database. Talk about disenfranchisement staring them in the face in full public view.
Now for the other states to do the same ASAP.
And in other related news...
“PolitiJim EXCLUSIVE: NAACP Sending Dead People Voter Registrations”
Tough s*** NObama!
elections supervisors best do their job.
Get names of elections supervisors at your voting places.