Florida Judge Rules Governor Rick Scott Can Continue Voter Purge
Say goodbye to democracy - the latest on our crook governor.
TALLAHASSEE — A judge on Wednesday rejected the federal government’s attempt to block Florida’s voter purge of non-U.S. citizens, partly because the purge has been suspended.
U.S. District Judge Robert Hinkle said federal laws that prohibit the systematic removal of voters close to an election do not refer to noncitizens. He also accepted the state’s claim that its purging efforts are over for now.
The ruling came as part of a request by the U.S. Department of Justice, which sought a retraining order stopping the purge efforts.
The agency argued that the purge violates a federal law, the 1993 National Voter Registration Act, which outlaws systematic removals of voters less than 90 days before a federal election. Florida’s primary is Aug. 14.
Hinkle interpreted the law to refer to people who were lawfully registered to vote before being removed, such as felons or the deceased. He said the law is silent as to noncitizens.
Please see my previous post on this. Of almost 3,000 names submitted by the State only 40 were ineligible voters, most of whom were non-citizens, 4 were felons and a few were dead.
Yes, we should do our best to see that people who are ineligible to vote do not vote, but should we keep 1000s of
[Democrats] names off the list to make sure 40 don’t vote?
Do Florida Republicans feel any obligation whatsoever to ensure that 2,660 people are GRANTED their RIGHT to vote?
What does the word Democracy mean?
Why is the rest of the world killing themselves, quite literally, for this?