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Mon Jun 25, 2012, 03:24 PM

EXCLUSIVE: Docs Reveal FL Officials Misleading Public About Federal Database Sought for Voter Purge

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Source: The BRAD BLOG



EXCLUSIVE: Documents Reveal Florida Officials Misleading Public About Federal Immigration Database Sought for Use in State Voter Purge
- Special Report by Brad Friedman and Ernest A. Canning, The BRAD BLOG

Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R), his recently appointed Secretary of State Ken Detzner (R), and their surrogates are attempting to deceive the media, the public, and possibly even the federal court system about their state's effort to use a federal immigration database as part of a state program that could result in the purge up to 182,000 registered voters who, the state says, are "potential non-citizens".

A review of public documents and internal emails obtained by The BRAD BLOG on the heels of a federal lawsuit filed against the state last week by the U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ) --- charging that Florida's attempted purge of voter rolls violates federal law --- reveals that claims being repeatedly made by the Florida officials about both the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and DoJ are disingenuous at best.

Admissions made to DHS officials on at least two occasions, by a high-ranking attorney at the FL Dept. of State (FDOS), undermine the public assertions of both Scott and Detzner, who each claim that the federal government is purposely withholding access to a federal immigration database so that it cannot be used for scrubbing illegal voters off the state rolls.

The false allegation that the DHS has "refused" to provide access to the database, so as to prevent the state from lawfully removing illegally registered non-citizen voters, was also repeated in Florida's own federal complaint, which it recently filed against DHS. In offering this deceptive claim, Scott and Detzner are knowingly inflaming an unsubstantiated conspiratorial scheme that the Obama Administration is working to keep illegal voters on the rolls in order to enhance the President's 2012 election prospects.

The first-hand evidence reviewed by The BRAD BLOG, obtained via public records requests under Florida's Sunshine Act, reveals that both Scott and Detzner are advancing the "refused access" canard --- echoed by both the Rightwing and non-Rightwing media --- in order to confuse the public and obscure the reality that the state's controversial purge could potentially disenfranchise thousands of perfectly legal citizen voters...

FULL SPECIAL REPORT: http://www.bradblog.com/?p=9372

Read more: http://www.bradblog.com/?p=9372

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Reply EXCLUSIVE: Docs Reveal FL Officials Misleading Public About Federal Database Sought for Voter Purge (Original post)
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Zoeisright Jun 2012 #2
Sancho Jun 2012 #3
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sakabatou Jun 2012 #4
Uncle Joe Jun 2012 #6
BradBlog Jun 2012 #8
flamingdem Jun 2012 #7
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Auntie Bush Jun 2012 #11
progressoid Jun 2012 #12
freshwest Jun 2012 #13

Response to BradBlog (Original post)

Mon Jun 25, 2012, 03:27 PM

1. Let's hope that Holder is on this, like ugly on an ape. The Feds. need to take Rick Scott down a

 

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Response to BradBlog (Original post)

Mon Jun 25, 2012, 03:35 PM

2. Gee, a repuke LYING?

How incredible!

NOT.

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Response to BradBlog (Original post)

Mon Jun 25, 2012, 03:40 PM

3. RickScott is a lying sac of s*&%

I hope bradblog stays on this.

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Response to Sancho (Reply #3)

Mon Jun 25, 2012, 04:03 PM

5. You mean I have a choice?! ;-)

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Response to BradBlog (Original post)

Mon Jun 25, 2012, 04:00 PM

4. Not surprised.

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Response to BradBlog (Original post)

Mon Jun 25, 2012, 05:53 PM

6. Kicked and recommended.

Thanks for the thread, BradBlog.

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Response to Uncle Joe (Reply #6)

Mon Jun 25, 2012, 06:46 PM

8. Thanks for the K & R, Uncle Joe...

Tough to claw news out from under today's SCOTUS rulings. So extra K & Rs are much appreciated!

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Response to BradBlog (Original post)

Mon Jun 25, 2012, 05:56 PM

7. Good news on this

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Mon Jun 25, 2012, 07:57 PM

9. thanks brad!

 

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Response to BradBlog (Original post)

Mon Jun 25, 2012, 08:10 PM

10. K&R from the Sunshine State.

A lot of sunshine is just what this story needs. Keep up the good work.

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Mon Jun 25, 2012, 08:15 PM

11. Glad to see you are right on this Bradblog. K&R

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Mon Jun 25, 2012, 08:27 PM

12. Angry rec.



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Mon Jun 25, 2012, 11:08 PM

13. Thanks a Million for keeping on all of these, Brad!!!


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