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EDITORIAL: Illegal voters: The winning edge
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Justice Department works to allow fraudulent votes
Could illegal voting decide the next presidential election? Steps are being taken by the Justice Department that may help guarantee it.
On Thursday, T. Christian Herren Jr., head of the voting section of the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division, sent a letter to Florida Secretary of State Ken Detzner warning him to cease efforts the state was making to validate its voter rolls. Specifically, Justice said it was concerned that the Sunshine State’s efforts to clean up the registration lists would violate provisions of the 1973 Voting Rights Act and that the state’s actions would have a discriminatory effect. The law covers five Florida counties in which there had been historical cases of voter discrimination.
Florida immediately fired back. “We are firmly committed to doing the right thing and preventing ineligible voters from being able to cast a ballot,” a spokesman for Mr. Detzner said. “We are not going to give up our efforts to make sure the voter rolls are accurate.”
Critics point to the fact that of the 2,700 non-citizens the effort has uncovered thus far, 58 percent appear to be Hispanic. This, they argue, is evidence of the type of discriminatory impact that brings Florida’s efforts under the purview of the Justice Department. This misreads the intent of the law. The 1973 Voting Rights Act was never meant to apply to illegal aliens, and the fact that the majority of unlawfully registered noncitizens are Hispanic tracks with the fact that most of the illegals in Florida are Hispanic. Furthermore, the unlawfully registered aliens have been casting votes. Of the 1,600 registered illegals in Miami-Dade County thus far identified, around two-thirds have actually cast ballots. This is troubling for an extra reason: Illegal-voter participation is much higher than the general public’s.
Illegal or erroneous voter registration is a national problem. A study by the Pew Center on the States, released in February, found 24 million flawed voter registrations nationwide, or one in eight registrations. These include inaccurate or duplicate records, people registered in two or more states and almost 2 million voters who are on the books even though they are deceased. The number of bad registrations is daunting; 24 million is larger than the winning margins of the last five presidential races combined. If the 2012 race is close, the potential impact of fraudulent votes is magnified. The Florida case is especially illustrative. In the contested 2000 vote count, George W. Bush won the state and thus the presidency by just 537 votes. Two weeks ago, Florida found and removed 53,000 dead people from its voter lists.
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He has to since democRATs can never win without cheating.
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351 days ago
DOJ to Florida: Don’t You Dare Clean Up Your Voter Rolls
A simple way to help prevent voter fraud and election abuse is for states to purge voter rolls. What does this mean? Getting rid of names on voter rolls of people ineligible to vote such as illegal aliens, dead people, duplicates, etc. For nearly a year, Florida election officials have asked the Department of Homeland Security for access to the Immigration and Customs Enforcement database in order to take illegal aliens and non-citizens off Florida voter rolls. Not surprisingly, DHS has been dragging its feet and has yet to comply with the request and now, the Department of Justice is stepping into the purging process and ordering Florida, a vital swing state, to stop.
351 days ago
@lastbaldeagle That's why dumb craps are the dirtbag cancer of this Country.
351 days ago
Voter suppression is the illegal, unpatriotic, unconstitutional move by a party that knows it can't win a fair & honest election. As a matter of fact Bush v. Gore is the biggest example in American history, Republicans are crooks.
351 days ago
@TopSpin Are you really THAT stupid? It isn't voter suppression, it's allowing ONLY citizens to vote. What other country in the world allows non-citizens to vote?
Still blaming Bush? That is so 2010. Get over yourself and make way for the Americans!
PS- Where in the Constitution does it say that illegals are allowed to vote? Maybe you should take a class on the Constitution and find out the facts instead of making up lies for your voter base.
351 days ago
Topspin, get over i! You brain dead democRATs tried to steal the election as you did with Chris Gregoire in Washington and Al Franken in Minnesota, failed and are still smarting over your failed attempt. I still feel bad for you lefties after so many years of stolen elections. You have my sympathy.
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