Florida can use FBI database to check voter rolls

American Thinker

Why  there was resistance to this idea can only be explained by a desire by DoJ and  the White House to allow illegal aliens  to vote.


In  a victory for Republicans, the federal government has agreed to let Florida use  a law enforcement database to challenge  people’s right to vote if they are suspected of not being U.S. citizens.

The agreement, made in a letter to  Florida Gov. Rick Scott’s administration that was obtained by The Associated  Press, grants the state access to a list of resident noncitizens maintained by  the Homeland Security Department.  The Obama administration had denied Florida’s  request for months but  relented after a judge ruled in the state’s favor in a related  voter-purge  matter.

Voting  rights groups, while  acknowledging that noncitizens have no right to  vote, have expressed alarm  about using such data for a purpose not  originally intended: purging voter  lists of ineligible people. They also  say voter purges less than four months  before a presidential election  might leave insufficient time to correct  mistakes stemming from faulty  data or other problems.

Democrats  say that the government’s  concession is less troubling than some  GOP-controlled states’ push to require  voters to show photo  identification.

But  Republicans count it as a  victory nonetheless in their broad-based fight  over voter eligibility, an issue  that could play a big role in the  White House race. That’s especially true in  pivotal states such as  Florida, Colorado, Nevada and North  Carolina.

Republican officials in several  states say they are trying to combat voter fraud.  Democrats, however, note that  proven cases of voter fraud are rare.  They accuse Republicans of cynical  efforts to suppress voting by people  in lower socio-economic groups who tend to  vote Democratic.

If  other states followed Florida’s lead and purged their voter rolls of the dead,  felons, illegals, and other non-citizens who have no right voting, the voter  would have more confidence in the results.

Read more: http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2012/07/florida_can_use_fbi_database_to_check_voter_rolls.html#ixzz20hYSBkjR

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