Florida gains access to federal data base to identify illegal voters

This saga began months ago when Florida started reviewing voter rolls in an attempt to identify non-citizens on those lists and purge them from the rolls.  Among other things, Florida sought access to a Department of Homeland Security data base that would assist in this process.  Not only was Florida denied such access, but Attorney General Eric Holder filed suit against the state seeking to block any purging of the rolls.

This suit was filed on June 12, and June 27, Federal District Court Judge Robert Hinkle, a Clinton appointee, issued his opinion.

Hinkle in ruling from the bench said federal laws are designed to block states  from removing eligible voters close to an election. He said they are not  designed to block voters who should have never been allowed to cast ballots in  the first place…’People need to know we are running an honest election,’ said Hinkle…

With that ruling behind them, Florida began pressing again for access to the Homeland Security data base information.  Saturday, Florida’s Governor Rick Scott announced that,

 [t]he federal government has granted Florida election officials access to a database of noncitizen residents for use in Republican-backed efforts to remove people who are not American citizens from voter registration rolls. [emphasis supplied]

I supply the emphasis because the quote is taken from an article in the New York Times.

One would think that preserving the integrity of our voting process would be a fundamental objective of all Americans, not just Republicans.

Apparently our Attorney General and the New York Times believe otherwise.


10 replies
  1. stinkfoot
    stinkfoot says:

    It sounds like a backhanded acknowledgement that Obama stands less of a chance at reelection if non-citizens are barred from voting.

  2. Dimsdale
    Dimsdale says:

    The NYTimes says that like it is a bad thing.? It probably is for them, and definitely is for Dems.? I just wonder how many delays and other forms of obfuscation will be performed by the Democrat controlled DHS to stymie this effort.
    It is more than telling that there is one party against ensuring that the voting process is kept corruption free, and another party dependent on that corruption.

    • Dimsdale
      Dimsdale says:

      Oops!? Wrote that wrong (blame children!)?
      It is telling that there is one party trying to ensure that the voting process is kept corruption free, and one party dependent on that corruption for survival!
      There we go!

  3. Lynn
    Lynn says:

    It’s about time a state cares enough about this issue to sue and win! I am so sick of volunteering to work for ok Republican candidates only to know that there is voter fraud. Thank goodness for Florida and now a legal precedent is set. ? ? ?Connecticut, will you step up to the plate? ?I don’t think I will hold my breath.

  4. Tim-in-Alabama
    Tim-in-Alabama says:

    If Florida’s cleaning up its voter rolls would save just one child, wouldn’t you support it?

  5. wildcat
    wildcat says:

    As I read the quote listed above, it was Gov. Scott that? mentioned “Republican-backed”.? I think the governor was trying to drive home the point that the Dems. are against such purging of the voter list.?? But who could blame the Dems.?? If all the dead people, illegal aliens, prisoners, etc are purged from the voter roles, that will leave only the brain-dead people to vote the Dems back in for 2012 !???? I’m grateful for those governors that are pushing back against this regime.? Wish I lived in a State where we had such patriotic leaders who would work to ensure my vote counts this Nov.? Sadly, I suspect my vote in CT will be negated by some illegal voter through some form or other of voter fraud.

  6. Dimsdale
    Dimsdale says:

    The Dems always talk about “commonsense laws” but in this case, they are against one.? A big one.
    You know there is a reason, and it has to benefit them.? If a law stops or slows voter fraud, and they are against that law, then by logical extension, they are for voter fraud.

  7. JBS
    JBS says:

    Every once in a while, Right prevails. Congratulations to honest people and politicians. Won’t it be more difficult for the Democrats to win without all of those questionable votes? I’m waiting for the stories of ACORN circulating through states signing up anyone (illegal, felon, dead, underage? no problem) or whatever (Sgt. Snorkle, Dagwood and Blondie Bumstead, Woody Woodpecker, Jason Bourne, etc.) to vote Democrat.?
    Look for them to reappear under a different name but still perpetrating fraud.
    Where is that sorry George Soros-funded bunch? Oh, that’s right! Soros and SEIU and ACORN helped bring us the Occupy circus.

    • Dimsdale
      Dimsdale says:

      If you truly look at it, most, if not all, of the reports of voter fraud are associated with Dems or their followers.

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