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Wed Jun 27, 2012, 12:33 PM

Judge denies request to stop voter purge

Source: The Miami Herald

TALLAHASSEE —U.S. District Judge Robert Hinkle on Wednesday denied a request by the U.S. Department of Justice to stop Florida from removing non-U.S. citizens from the voter rolls.

The Justice Department asked for a restraining order, claiming the removal of noncitizens violates a federal law prohibiting the systemic removal of noncitizens less than 90 days before a federal election.

But Hinkle said his reading of that law does not prevent the state from taking noncitiznes off the rolls.

Attorneys for secretary of state Ken Detzner told the judge that the federal government’s request was meaningless because the purgin has stopped.



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Reply Judge denies request to stop voter purge (Original post)
Freddie Stubbs Jun 2012 OP
Ian David Jun 2012 #1
avebury Jun 2012 #2
bluestateguy Jun 2012 #3
monmouth Jun 2012 #5
HockeyMom Jun 2012 #4
clang1 Jun 2012 #7
clang1 Jun 2012 #6
twitter1 Jun 2012 #8
Kteachums Jun 2012 #9

Response to Freddie Stubbs (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 12:36 PM

1. SUSPECTED non-citizens.

The problem isn't the removal of ACTUAL non-citizens.

The problem is the unintentional (or intentional) removal of legitimate voters who have the same names as non-citizens.

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Response to Freddie Stubbs (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 12:39 PM

2. Can the ACLU take on a class action

lawsuit against the State of Florida for the intentional denial of citizens right to vote?

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Response to Freddie Stubbs (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 12:54 PM

3. Actual non-citizens can be purged

That is not in question and even folks here would be ok with that.

But we have a state that will purge someone because they MIGHT possibly maybe be a non-citizen, or have the same last name as a non-citizen. The state's approach seems to be purge first, and ask questions later, like after the election.

In a case where there is doubt about the person's citizenship status, the benefit of the doubt should always go to the registered voter.

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Response to bluestateguy (Reply #3)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 12:59 PM

5. It's most likely a moot point as the Election Supers made it clear they were not going

to purge any voters...At least that was the last I heard.

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Response to Freddie Stubbs (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 12:58 PM

4. It has not stopped in Lee and Collier

They refused to stop it, and have said they are adding more to the purge list. At rate there will be NO Democratic votes in these places. That IS what they want to do. "Lookee here, we got ourselves a DEMOCRAT", as I was told. How could I not think what I do after that?

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Response to HockeyMom (Reply #4)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 01:32 PM

7. It is what some people want, even some people here .....

 


You said it: At rate there will be NO Democratic votes



You UNDERSTAND....and that's good.


It is Tyranny. Call it what it is...












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Response to Freddie Stubbs (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 01:23 PM

6. More of the tyranny n/t

 

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Response to Freddie Stubbs (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 06:53 PM

8. We are losing the right to vote.

I have a feeling that somebody has to go to prison soon, for this:


http://mdatoz.com/vote


If Romney steals the election, he will be as legitimate as Khadaffy and Mubarak.

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Response to Freddie Stubbs (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 10:20 PM

9. If they refuse to quit purging we should seek to grant citizenship to those they are purging!

I realize they are throwing people off who are true citizens but, can we have an immediate action taken to grant citizenship to those Latino's and others seeking citizenship?

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