Skip to comments.Gov. Rick Scott: voter purge lawful, feds are wrong and breaking the law (tells DOJ to pound sand)
Posted on 06/07/2012 12:30:18 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
In a sharply-worded letter, the Scott administration all but dares the Justice Department to sue Florida for allegedly violating voting rights laws.
Gov. Rick Scotts elections chief on Wednesday defiantly refused a federal demand to stop purging non-citizens from Floridas voter rolls, intensifying an election-year confrontation with President Barack Obamas administration as each side accuses the other of breaking federal law.
In a sharply worded letter, Scotts administration claimed the Department of Justice doesnt understand two federal voting laws at the heart of the dispute and was protecting potentially illegal voters more than legal ones.
Florida also accused another federal agency, the Department of Homeland Security, of violating the law by denying Florida access to a federal citizenship database.
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.
(Excerpt) Read more at miamiherald.com ...
The article is a bit confusing on one point. It says the DOJ claims FL is violating the restrictions on purging voter rolls within 90 days of an election. But we are still 150 days out, so well outside any 90 days restriction. Of course, if they succeed in delaying the process they may hope to kill it by pushing it into the 90 day window.
Applying the 14th Amendment to voting rights is genius. If they can’t make someone worth 5/8ths of a vote, then they can’t make them worth 99,999/100,000ths either. Brilliant!
“Detzner also submitted a list of four questions that he wants the DOJ to answer.”
The important thing for Obama/Holder is to stop these purges ASAP, before they can impact the election.
Detzner is clever, stalling with “questions”. He knows November is the only motivation for Holder. He can stall this thing for months, if not years.
It's nice to see the tactics of the Left used against them.
Thanks for the headsup.
Huge kudos to the Republican leadership in FL on this.
BACKSTORY Florida discovered huge hordes of illegals on voters rolls when it called up names from the voter rolls for jury duty. Illegals said they could not serve on juries---b/c they were not citizens.
MULTIPLE IDENTITIES There's loads of parasitic ID brokers getting rich selling fake ID's to "impoverished" border violators for several thousand dollars each. Juan Madrigal--the Wash/state rapist--had some 30 identities. Another illegal used multiple identities to bilk UI of several million dollars. Two illegals---that equals some 40-50 votes (/snix)
REFERENCE The phony "just here for a better life" crowd who freely violate our borders and "do the jobs Americans won't do" have more criminal enterprises than you can shake a stick at.
<><>ICE's "documents and benefits fraud task force" found a common practice among "impoverished" illegals is to buy several faked identities for several thousand dollars each----the illegal then votes and rides the US gravy train under several names.
<><> Jose Madrigal---the Washington state rapist---had some 30 identities. And probably voted and collected US benefits under every single identity.
<><>June 26, 2010 An illegal using multiple identities was sentenced to prison and ordered to pay back $3 million in fraudulently obtained unemployment compensation. Manuel Mejia Ordonez, got eight years for conspiracy to commit mail fraud........and identity theft.
<><> Hilderberto Salinas sold state drivers' licenses issued out of the states Motor Vehicle Agency in NJ to illegals with multiple identities who did not have the necessary id's....among 40 people who participated in the widespread ring. "Impoverished" illegals paid $2,500 to $7,000 apiece for the licenses.
<><> July 21, 2006----NJ BERGEN RECORD---Pelcastre brothers, Angel and Jorge, Dallas, Texas, were a walking threat to US national security, expert document forgers who, for a few thousand dollars, could give anyone a new identity, NJ L/E authorities said. The Texas brothers were a "one-stop shop" for a myriad of fake US documents, including birth certificates, Social Security cards, driver's licenses----for any state in the US------ passports and resident alien cards, said state police.
The Texas brothers turned a NJ hotel room into a business office and were readying a massive cache of fake Social Security cards for delivery to a local NJ identity broker. Officers happened upon two cars bearing Texas plates in a NJ hotel parking lot. The Texas brothers were followed to a NJ office supply store nearby where they purchased computer supplies. Officers then followed the Texans to a NJ storage facility in Secaucus, NJ, where the Texans loaded several boxes into a car. One of them stood lookout.
After a search, police recovered laminating sheets with built-in security features, pages of blank documents waiting for fake names and information, finished documents, computers and software to create the fake IDs.
All told, the haul was worth about $500,000 on the street when sold to "impoverished illegals." Police also recovered $6,000 in cash, which was the first payment from a NJ fake document broker for a shipment of 500 phony Social Security cards. ####
<><> US Dept of the Treasury Says Illegal Aliens Collecting Billions in Tax Credits According to the US Dept of Treasurys Inspector General, more than $4.2 billion in additional child credits were paid out in 2010 to illegal immigrants. In 2005, the pay outs totaled $924 million. This program allows low income earners to claim a $1,000 per child credit. $20 billion EITC is estimated to have been paid out to these cunning "impoverished" illegals. Most of them are collecting over and over again-----using multiple identities-----falsifying official apps---claiming children they do not have and/or falsely stating kids are back in their homelands.
REFERENCE March 8, 2012 KENNER, La. -- Kenner police arrested illegal Marvin Baca who sold false W-2 forms to another illegal immigrant for $1,500. Baca sold fraudulent W-2 forms for $1,500 to other Hispanics here illegally.
Police said that on one of the forged W-2 forms had a SS no of a person living in Virginia. Police said illegal Hispanics purchase fictitious W-2 forms and file false tax returns with the government to receive EITC refunds. Baca was charged with one count of ID theft and two counts of forgery.
It is longer than 90 days to the general election, BUT it is within 90 days of Florida’s Primary to be held in August.
If you read the letter, you will find that Florida has a nasty knife up it’s sleeve -— if they can’t eliminate an illegal voter from the rolls, they will continue to identify illegal voters, identify if they actually vote, and then prosecute them for illegal voting.
I would assume that Florida will post a notice at the polling place that illegal voters will be prosecuted, and mention the penalties -— and the DOJ will go ballistic, accusing Florida of “voter suppression”.
Great Scott(R) !
I keep mixing them all up.
Rick Scott- Governor of FL
Scott Walker- Governor of WI
Scott Brown- Senator from MA
I think that’s it.
Florida already had their Presidential Primary back in January or Feb didn’t they ?