Posted by: Ann Corcoran | June 1, 2012

Feds to Florida: Stop purging voter rolls of non-citizen voters!

Thomas Perez and Eric Holder strike again—we need all the voters we can get this year to keep Obama in office!

From The Miami Herald:

The Justice Department ordered Florida’s elections division to halt a systematic effort to find and purge the state’s voter rolls of noncitizen voters.

Florida’s effort appears to violate both the 1965 Voting Rights Act, which protects minorities, and the 1993 National Voter Registration Act – which governs voter purges – T. Christian Herren Jr., the Justice Department’s lead civil rights lawyer, wrote in a detailed two-page letter sent late Thursday night.

State officials said they were reviewing the letter. But they indicated they might fight DOJ over its interpretation of federal law and expressed frustration that President Barack Obama’s administration has stonewalled the state’s noncitizen voter hunt for nine months.

“We are firmly committed to doing the right thing and preventing ineligible voters from being able to cast a ballot,” said Chris Cate, spokesman for Secretary of State Ken Detzner, who was ordered by Gov. Rick Scott to conduct the search for potentially ineligible voters.

DOJ’s written demand came hours after the agency refused to comment on the matter to The Miami Herald. It also followed a federal court ruling Thursday that struck down a Republican voter-registration law that a judge found too onerous.

Here is a report at the Miami Herald about what the judge struck down in Florida on Thursday—a tiny portion of the law and otherwise said it was fine.  Maybe there was some other voter law struck down elsewhere, but it looks like this Florida issue requires only a tiny fix.


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