Skip to comments.Justice Dept. seeks Florida noncitizen voter-purge information
Posted on 08/10/2012 3:56:26 PM PDT by sheikdetailfeather
The U.S. Department of Justice has sent subpoenas to nine of the largest counties in South Florida, Tampa Bay and Central Florida, demanding extensive information over how they identified and purged potential noncitizens from the voter rolls.
The subpoenas, sent July 30, were issued in a federal lawsuit in which the Justice Department has argued that any purges of voters done less than 90 days before a statewide election are in violation of federal law.
U.S. District Judge Robert Hinkle in Tallahassee indicated in a previous ruling in the case that the removals could be lawful within 90 days of a federal election, but he also faulted Gov. Rick Scotts administration for implementing a purge program that cast such a wide net that it burdened hundreds, if not thousands, of lawful citizen voters.
Miami-Dade, the states most-populous county and the one with the most foreign-born residents, had such concerns over the accuracy of the purge list provided by the state that Supervisor of Elections Penelope Townsley decided May 31 not to implement the program.
There were so many problems that we stopped, said Christina White, a deputy elections supervisor.
The state initially identified more than 180,000 potential noncitizens on the rolls. The state refused to release that list, which the news media and federal government have demanded, until Thursday.
Of the initial 180,000 names, the state sent a list of nearly 2,700 names of potential noncitizens to elections supervisors around the state.
Of that list, 1,637 people were identified in Miami-Dade as potential noncitizens. Of those; 554 provided proof of citizenship, White said, and 14 admitted they were ineligible to vote. Those who said they were noncitizens remain off the rolls.
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Gov. Scott needs to direct the State AG to file continuance after continuance, excuse after excuse, to quash this and to push this past November.
Disallowing illegal votes has a disparate impact on Eric Holder’s people, you see.
I have an idea for Florida
Send the list heavily redacted to the Justice department. Then stonewall them for another couple weeks. Totally ignore them just like they were ignored when they asked for access to the register for citizens from Homeland Security.
Then send another list redacted of course. Then the election is over. DOH - tough crap!
You forgot to claim Executive Privilege.
Executive orders. There is no gov’t law anymore.
Shoot... Forgot about that one! Yeah, add that to the mix at the very last minute.