Time to Stop Florida’s 2012 Election Voter Purges Targeting Minorities and Democrats like the Florida 2000 Election Voter Purges
Did someone say Deja Vu? Let’s stop this Deja Vu of voter roll purges taken from Karl Rove’s playbook
It’s ridiculous that Governor Rick Scott is attempting to purge 182,000 registered voters based on clearly flawed methods that would deny American citizens the right to vote in the 2012 primary election and November 2012 election!
World War II veteran 91-year old U.S. citizen Bill Internicola was told by his Florida elections supervisor that he was not an American citizen and would be taken off the Florida voter rolls even though he has voted in U.S. elections for decades. How many other unsuspecting Florida voters are scheduled for being removed from the rolls?
This is similar to the massive voter roll purges that occurred in Florida’s 2000 election that deliberately targeted over 12,000 blacks and democrats as felons to suppress the vote.
Florida Purged over 58,000 Voters in 2000 lead by then Secretary of State Katherine Harris who was also head of the 2000 Bush Campaign in Florida.
Governor Rick Scott Must End Voter Suppression Tactics in Florida
The Department of Justice must insure that the state of Florida stops trying to knock eligible voters off the rolls for political gain.
Congressman Ted Deutch (D-FL) is calling on Governor Rick Scott to “immediately suspend” the voter purges which target many Democrats, Hispanics and the elderly. Deutch said the massive voter purge lists contains over 182,000 names.
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Maureen Russo, a constituent of Congressman Deutch (FL) has voted for over 40 years and she received a letter claiming she was not a U.S. citizen. She then received a call from the Supervisor of Elections in Broward County saying this was incorrect and she apologized to Ms. Russo.
Maureen Russo believes she was targeted because she is a registered Democrat in Florida’s Broward County. Ms. Russo wants a letter in writing from the County or State to prove that she is a real U.S. citizen and properly registered voter.
Florida’s Witch Hunt to Stop Imaginary Voter Fraud of Non-Citizens
Florida’s 2012 witch hunt to scrub their voter rolls of Democratic voters, Latino voters, Independent voters, Black voters, Elderly voters is the biggest 2012 election scam. Republican Party Chairman of Florida, Mr. Lenny Curry, thinks it is OK to scrub thousands of people from the rolls to prevent non-existent voter fraud where he claims that purging the rolls prevents non-citizens from voting. Republican Party Chairman Curry thinks there is nothing wrong with requiring citizens to provide “a little paperwork” to prove they are citizens. Curry dismisses the fact that Florida citizens who have voted for decades are being targeted by being purged from their voter rolls. How many hoops do Florida voters have to go through in order to exercise their Constitutional right to vote?
Mr. Curry and GOP Governor Rick Scott’s tactics of voter purges targeting minorities and democrats are designed to block the vote for eligible voters in order to tilt the electoral field towards their Republican candidates. These anti-freedom, anti-democratic voter suppression tactics are the height of hypocrisy and must end.
Mr. Curry also takes a ride on the imaginary voter fraud train defending the horrible Florida voter registration laws that require people to submit voter registration to their elections supervisors within 48-hours or face disproportionally high fines!
Why would a non-citizen try to vote? Why would non-citizen’s put themselves at risk of a felony? Where is Mr. Curry’s evidence that this is a major issue? He has no evidence. This is only a partisan political tactic to narrow the vote by suppressing thousands of eligible citizens from their right to vote.
This is part of the false “voter fraud” ploy to suppress the vote by massive voter purges, voter id laws, and limiting the number of early voting days for hard-working people. There needs to be a federal law that trumps these tactics and stops this undemocratic attempt to prevent Americans from voting.
Tell your Senators and Congresspeople that you want a federal law that stops the partisan tactics of suppressing the vote across the United States.