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Florida wins round on non-citizen voter purge

Florida wins round on non-citizen voter purge

Via 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.

If and when I get the actual decision I’ll link.


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jimzinsocal | June 27, 2012 at 4:16 pm

Good start anyway. Was just reading about it all…evidently the suit itself will go forward but the emergency restraining attempt failed.

Florida is so racist for not allowing illegals and people pretending to be dead from voting. RACIST RACIST RACIST.

There i have stated the oppositions case. You can now move on and have an intelligent discussion.

…the dead voters could not be reached for comment

    TryingToBeHopeful in reply to drozz. | June 27, 2012 at 5:21 pm

    Shoulda buried them above ground like they do in Louisiana. Makes it easier for them to get to the polls AND comment on lawsuits. (stole the “polls” part from Nina Totenberg, if you can believe that!)

Excellent! Someone who can read the FLUCKING law!!!

rabid wombat | June 27, 2012 at 4:48 pm

If the Judge has any sense of humor, he could have waited until tomorrow. See if we can score a trifecta…


It saddens me to think that some are still under the illusion that this heathen Administration is bound by law.

    OcTEApi in reply to Browndog. | June 27, 2012 at 4:58 pm

    They had a good bout of foot stomping outrage, dominated a few news cycles while trying to connect it as a pattern (pushing the racist narrative) of recent voter ID laws that everyone agrees with.

    There’s no doubt the Obama Admin is using the DOJ as a campaign tool.

      Browndog in reply to OcTEApi. | June 27, 2012 at 5:17 pm

      If by tool you mean Hammer & Sickle….then I agree.

      HHS Secretary Sebelius was asked what she would do in Obamacare is struck down by the Courts. She replied “We’re ready”.

      I bet you are.

      It only took minutes for them to negate the one provision the Supreme Court upheld on 1070.

        OcTEApi in reply to Browndog. | June 27, 2012 at 5:37 pm

        Revoking the 287(g) agreements with Arizona will do the same thing for Protecting America’s Borders as Clinton’s PDD 24 did for stifling inter agency intelligence cooperation leading up to 911.
        …as a result, more will die.

        As for Sebelius and HHS being “ready” … I already posted yesterday that their intent is steal the narrative of Tea Party (that Obamacare is sapping freedom and liberty) and portray healthcare (with a propaganda campaign) as a right that is rooted in freedom and life

          PatriotGal2257 in reply to OcTEApi. | June 27, 2012 at 7:25 pm

          So why then can’t the various TEA Party groups steal the narrative right back from them? They will have to have their talking points ready to go saying that the ACA is the antithesis of freedom and life, and that there is no “right” to healthcare, but there is a right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. C’mon, I know they can do this. They shouldn’t be sitting back waiting for the inevitable Leftist memes to show up. Start to counter them NOW.

Henry Hawkins | June 27, 2012 at 4:53 pm

DJ Hinkle followed the law and made the correct decision. What the hell went wrong?

Florida also needs to remove all its dead voters.

    Browndog in reply to janitor. | June 27, 2012 at 5:23 pm

    ALL votes count!

    A manta you’ll hear over and over and over until the election….and then some.

    Some of those dead voters are women–WAR ON WOMEN

    Man, this ruling tomorrow has me in a pissy mood.


How would this have been different in Chicago? Let me count the ways.

I’s interesting to watch your own government slough off all remnants of good faith as it mutates into an ideological monster, an essential enemy of justice, common sense, tradition and founding principles. We’ve always complained about a bloated, inefficient and stupid government, but this malignity is new. Our government is becoming evil.

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.

What a racist, wight-wing extremist, activist judge. Who does he think he is, disenfranchising a core Democrat constituency like that?

Must be a Bush appointee

TrooperJohnSmith | June 27, 2012 at 7:40 pm

I’m sure Obama sees this with his usual race filter. Therefore, he’ll seize upon this as though it were Little Rock, circa 1954, and send in the Army to restore order ensure the dead, the felons and the illegals are duly registered to vote. It would be a shame to see all that valuable community organizing be undone!

It is positive progress to counter a fundamental civil rights violation.

BannedbytheGuardian | June 27, 2012 at 10:12 pm

I don’t get it.

Here we have officials who visit households randomly & inquire who is no longer eligible to be on the roll for that address. They also give reidents the chance to register for that address & cancel the previous.

I fail to see the difference with Florida’s revision of rolls.

Not revising /checking the rolls is negligent.

Just thought LI readers might find it amusing to learn that in Boca Raton, Florida, your kids can’t play Little League Soccer without first submitting a copy of “an official birth certificate or passport to document date of birth” and “non-government documents such as baptismal certificates are not acceptable.”

Isn’t it comforting to know that Holder and the Democrats care less about the integrity of Florida’s vote than Little League officials care about pee wee “sports fraud.”

    malclave in reply to SGLawrence. | June 27, 2012 at 11:18 pm

    That’s horrible.

    You mean they wouldn’t let little Barack Obama play soccer in that league?

    TrooperJohnSmith in reply to SGLawrence. | June 28, 2012 at 6:50 am

    The soccer authorities are afraid some rabid soccer moms and dads might pack their team with illegal alien adults. Hey, it is soccer…

The DOJ wants to send absentee ballots to Mexico so every relative of the illegals can vote also. It’s only “right”!