The Pardu

The Pardu
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Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Voter Suppression Florida style and gubernatorial malfeasance & incompetence

George W. Bush won the 2000 Election by a margin of 500 hundred votes. In 2000, the SCOTUS of the United States ruled on legal challenges related to the 2000 Vote in  a manner  that Florida's Secretary of State was allowed to stop vote counts in one of the closest presidential election in US History.  Florida governor's brother (G.W. Bush) walked away the win and the US has not been the same.

In 2002, a well-publicized article drew attention to clear evidence of voter fraud that appears to have helped with the Election 2000 "SELETION" of George W. Bush as the 43rd President of the United States. We all know how the next eight years unfolded and we know how much the nation is still suffering from those documented cases of voter fraud.  

Florida's Governor Scott seems to be either chasing shadows, or he is 'hell bet' on  self -serving mission. I posit, the latter!

Florida voting officials have expressed serious reservation about Governor Rick Scott's orders to review of groups potential voters (lists). Reuters recently reported as follows.
The purge effort, begun in April, compares lists of registered voters with driver's license records that contain information on citizenship. Critics contend the information can be out of date as many people become citizens after they get their driver's licenses or state IDs. 
So far the state has identified about 2,700 voters as suspicious and sent them letters demanding they produce proof of citizenship to avoid being stricken from the voter rolls. 
According to the Miami Herald, Florida's current list of potential non-citizen voters includes many people who are lawful citizens. One voter singled out as suspicious turned out to be a Brooklyn-born World War Two hero with a Bronze Star from the Battle of the Bulge. 
About 58 percent on the list were Hispanics - Florida's largest ethnic immigrant population. Whites and Republicans were least likely to face being purged from the rolls, the newspaper said. 
Civil rights groups say Florida has a long history of voter roll tampering and manipulation. Most recently, in 2000 and 2004, it tried purging convicted felons from the rolls using what were found to be inaccurate lists that kept ballots out of the hands of black voters - who tend to vote Democratic.
How about a quick graphic......

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Sun Sentinel, Kathleen Haughney, Tallahassee Bureau reported on June 5th, 2012.