Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Good News: Florida Federal Judge Allows Purge of Illegals From Voter Rolls to Continue...

Best news of the day...
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A federal judge has refused to stop Florida from removing potentially non-U.S. citizens from its rolls.
The U.S. Department of Justice sued the state to halt the purge, arguing it was going on too close to a federal election.
U.S. District Judge Robert Hinkle said Wednesday that there was nothing in federal voting laws that prevent the state from identifying non-U.S. citizens even if it comes less than 90 days before the Aug. 14 election.
Hinkle ruled that federal laws are designed to block states from removing eligible voters close to an election. He said they are not designed to stop states from blocking voters who should have never been allowed to cast ballots in the first place.
Gov. Rick Scott praised Hinkle’s decision, saying “irreparable harm will result if non-citizens are allowed to vote.”

1 comment:

Letters from Ripley said...

Florida is a bit different from other states. There are probably 100k people who regularly spend three to six months out of the year in Florida, as their semi-retirement location, while traveling back to NY or Penn for the remaining months. People end up buying cars in Florida, and along the way....get registered to vote, while still registered in their home state. So I'm not of the mind that this is all about illegal citizens...as much as really clearing off folks who already vote in another state anyway.