The war between Gov. Rick Scott and AG Holder has heated up in the last few days. With everything that went on yesterday with Holder and Senate Hearings I decided to wait until today to post the latest information I’ve saved for all to read…if what the DOJ is doing this time around doesn’t frost your flakes nothing will…the arrogance and audacity from this administration is astounding once again.
First we’ll start with Florida’s Governor…this is via FN:
The Justice Department set the stage Monday to sue Florida over its effort to purge the voter rolls of non-U.S. citizens — just hours after Gov. Rick Scott announced that his administration was filing suit against the federal government in connection with the same initiative.
Both moves marked the latest in a volley of accusations and legal maneuvers between Florida and the federal government over the state’s controversial effort to check the citizenship of voters.
Florida’s suit was filed against the Department of Homeland Security. The state claimed Monday that the federal government was denying access to a database that would allow it to verify the citizenship of registered voters.
But later in the day, a five-page letter was released from the Justice Department warning Florida Secretary of State Ken Detzner that it has “authorized the initiation of an enforcement action against Florida in federal court” over the purging of voter registration rolls. That means the department is going to start taking the steps to sue Florida.
The letter from Assistant Attorney General Tom Perez said, “it appears that the State of Florida is unwilling to conform its behavior to the requirements of federal law.”
The Justice Department earlier this month told the state to suspend the effort, claiming Florida was violating federal laws in its effort to find and remove ineligible voters — and teeing up Monday’s letter.
But Scott’s administration said Monday that it is the federal government that is skirting the law — by denying Florida access to its database.
“For nearly a year, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has failed to meet its legal obligation to provide us the information necessary to identify and remove ineligible voters from Florida’s voter rolls,” Detzner said in a statement. “We can’t let the federal government delay our efforts to uphold the integrity of Florida elections any longer.”
In an interview with Fox News on Monday, Scott also defended the initiative. He denied that the purge could unfairly target Latino residents, and he said he’s just trying to fairly enforce the law.
“We need to have fair elections in our state. I want to make sure that when we have elections … not one person’s vote gets diluted by somebody that doesn’t have the right to vote,” Scott told Fox News. “We’re doing the right thing. … We have people that are voting illegally in our races — that’s not right.”
Florida last year began looking for non-U.S. citizens on the voter rolls. A comparison of driver’s license records with voter registration records turned up as many as 182,000 registered voters who may not be U.S. citizens.
State officials have been seeking access to a federal immigration database to verify the matches. That request has been turned down by the Department of Homeland Security, though so far the state has given a smaller list of more than 2,600 names to local election supervisors.
Then we have this from Obama’s right arm, Eric Holder. This is via TDC:
WASHINGTON — Attorney General Eric Holder defended his department’s challenges to state’s voter ID laws on Monday, alleging that “those on all sides of this debate have acknowledged that in-person voting fraud is uncommon.”
Holder spoke at the League of Women Voters conference where he challenged those who believe that “easing registration hurdles will only lead to voter fraud.”
“Making voter registration easier is, simply, not likely by itself to make our election more susceptible to fraud. Indeed, those on all sides of this debate have acknowledged that in-person voting fraud is uncommon,” Holder said. “We must be honest about this, and we must recognize that our ability to ensure the strength and the integrity of our election systems — and to advance the reforms necessary to achieve this — depends on whether the American people are informed, engaged and willing to demand common sense solutions that make voting more accessible.”
The Department of Justice has challenged voter ID laws in states like South Carolina and Texas, which require voters to show government identification before they cast a ballot in an election. Republicans have been supportive of these laws as a way to crack down on voter fraud, while Holder says that the laws would “place an unfair burden on non-white voters.”
We all know why the DOJ has sued state after state…but the big question is: Who Will Win this War, ‘WE the PEOPLE‘, or the ‘ENEMY WITHIN‘?
Throw in your two-cents…Fire Away – Inquiring Minds Want to Know!