… But on Fox, he did acknowledge the importance of getting the job done before the November election. “Elections sometimes are really close,” he said. “We don’t want non-U.S. citizens on our voting rolls and voting, so I’m going to do my best to get it done as quickly as I can.” – The Hill
PURGING “NONCITIZEN” VOTERS is the charge and it has gotten Gov. Rick Scott a lot of negative press. His reaction is a weird one, which is to sue the Obama administration’s Department of Homeland Security to get a database he alleges has accurate voter information.
Neil Cavuto from Fox News challenged Scott’s methods but especially the results (see video above), detailing the lack of support from leading Republicans like Sen. Marco Rubio.
“The Florida’s Secretary of State office wil be filing a lawsuit against the Department of Homeland Security to give us that database,” Scott said. “We want to have fair, honest elections in our state and so we have been put in a position that we have to sue the federal government to get this information.” The move comes after Scott disregarded a request from the Department of Justice on Wednesday to abandon efforts to purge eligible voters.
The 67 county elections supervisors — who have final say over voter purges —are not moving forward with the purge for now because nearly all of them don’t trust the accuracy of a list of nearly 2,700 potential noncitizens identified by the state’s elections office.The U.S. Department of Justice has ordered the state to stop the purge.
“We’re just not going to do this,” said Leon County’s elections supervisor, Ion Sancho, one of the most outspoken of his peers. “I’ve talked to many of the other supervisors and they agree. The list is bad. And this is illegal.”
Suing DHS is about Scott’s own ego, which is just the beginning of his problems that start with abject incompetence and lack of seriousness. It’s very clear this man doesn’t know what he’s doing legally, but is instead driven by rabid ideology that’s making him a laughing stock across the political spectrum.
Republicans end up being exposed for extreme tactics prior to an election that have the specific purpose of disenfranchising minority voters no matter the means or legalities of the tactics.
Video via News Hounds