The same ol’ election tricks are springing up again and right on schedule for the racists…oops! I mean the presidential race. Florida’s GOP is showing its good ol’ boy tactics at the polls as if it were the 1950s. They’ve even gotten a little bold with the U.S. government. In true child-like behavior, they’ve taken a stance against the government and have told them what they are and are not going to do.
But just like any other child, Florida’s governor Rick Scott, will have to learn the hard way about pulling this kind of stunt. Governor Scott issued a statement at the beginning of June, stating that he would be purging the voter rolls of all ineligible voters. The only problem with that is they don’t have a credible list of who the ineligible voters are.
The elections supervisors, who make the final call on voters being purged from the roll, are even skeptical of the faulty lists and have decided to halt the purge, according to The Hill via the Miami Herald. But Scott has forged ahead and is suing the department of Homeland Security for withholding access to their files. He told Fox News:
“I have a job to do to defend the right of legitimate voters,” Scott told Fox News on Monday. “We’ve been asking for the Department of Homeland Security’s database, SAVE, for months, and they haven’t given it to us. So this afternoon, we will be filing a lawsuit, the secretary of State of Florida, against the Department of Homeland Security to give us that database. We want to have fair, honest elections in our state and we have been put in a position that we have to sue the federal government to get this information.”
But the main problem the government is having with Rick Scott and his voting rights efforts is that he’s not being completely honest. These lists, according to Scott are supposed to weed out those who are not truly American citizens and keep everything fair. But the real reason is to prevent minorities and others who vote Democrat from making it to the polls.
But the Justice Department is clearly not taking any stuff off of Scott and have issued a countersuit saying that his purging practices are in violation of the 1965 Voting Rights Act as well as the National Voter Registration Act of 1993.
Rick Scott? Is the government gonna have to tame you? You know they will march into your state with authorities that will MAKE you mind them! You are not George Bush! You can’t ignore the law like him!
Check out Big Ed’s report!