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Old Jun 27, '12, 3:45 pm
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Default Florida voter purge may restart after ruling

From the Miami Herald:
A lawyer for Florida's local election officials is telling them they can resume a state-directed effort to identify and remove ineligible voters.

Ron Labasky said a judge's ruling on Wednesday clears the way for counties to remove voters from the rolls if there is sufficient evidence that the voter is not a U.S. citizen.

U.S. District Judge Robert Hinkle rejected an argument from federal authorities to block the voter purge because it is too close to the Aug. 14 election.
And this from the News-Press:
A judge rejected an effort to bar the state from resuming a voter purge that is already on hold, issuing a ruling that could severely undermine the U.S. Department of Justice's lawsuit against an initiative aimed at removing suspected non-citizens from the election rolls.

At the same time Wednesday, U.S. District Judge Robert Hinkle said his ruling was driven in part by assurances from the state that it would not forward any more names to county elections supervisors based on a list of potentially ineligible voters that even the state concedes is inaccurate. That list is drawn from driver's license and voter-registration records.
I really have a hard time seeing why it is a problem to purge voter registration records of dead people, non-citizens, etc.

One person, one vote. Absolutely. Provided that the one person is eligible to exercise the franchise.
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Old Jun 27, '12, 5:06 pm
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...I really have a hard time seeing why it is a problem to purge voter registration records of dead people, non-citizens, etc.
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You don't understand. If you don't win, you don't get to govern; therefore, winning is everything. How you win is irrelevant.
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Old Jun 27, '12, 5:16 pm
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Default Re: Florida voter purge may restart after ruling

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From the Miami Herald:
A lawyer for Florida's local election officials is telling them they can resume a state-directed effort to identify and remove ineligible voters.

Ron Labasky said a judge's ruling on Wednesday clears the way for counties to remove voters from the rolls if there is sufficient evidence that the voter is not a U.S. citizen.

U.S. District Judge Robert Hinkle rejected an argument from federal authorities to block the voter purge because it is too close to the Aug. 14 election.
And this from the News-Press:
A judge rejected an effort to bar the state from resuming a voter purge that is already on hold, issuing a ruling that could severely undermine the U.S. Department of Justice's lawsuit against an initiative aimed at removing suspected non-citizens from the election rolls.

At the same time Wednesday, U.S. District Judge Robert Hinkle said his ruling was driven in part by assurances from the state that it would not forward any more names to county elections supervisors based on a list of potentially ineligible voters that even the state concedes is inaccurate. That list is drawn from driver's license and voter-registration records.
I really have a hard time seeing why it is a problem to purge voter registration records of dead people, non-citizens, etc.

One person, one vote. Absolutely. Provided that the one person is eligible to exercise the franchise.
Given Florida's recent history, it is normal to be skeptical, and to block their behavior. They have yet to even investigate, or bring criminals to justice.
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Old Jun 29, '12, 12:59 pm
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Given Florida's recent history, it is normal to be skeptical, and to block their behavior. They have yet to even investigate, or bring criminals to justice.
Once again, you are showing that you are unconcerned about election theft, as long as it helps YOUR guys. Is there any reason that Democrats can't help with the purge process? No, there isn't, but they want the illegal and phantom voters to continue to cancel out REAL voters. Please don't tell me that you are unaware that this is the objective. You're not a stupid guy. Rob
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Old Jun 29, '12, 1:21 pm
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I really have a hard time seeing why it is a problem to purge voter registration records of dead people, non-citizens, etc.

One person, one vote. Absolutely. Provided that the one person is eligible to exercise the franchise.
Purging should not be a problem IF it ONLY removes people who should not be there OR if it allow ample time for those mistakenly removed to be informed and to obtain the necessary documentation to contest their removal.

I think Florida has every right to purge voter rolls IF it allows ample time for those mistakenly removed to contest their removal and be reinstated. Fair is fair and this 11th hour purge does not strike me as fair.
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