By The Right Scoop


Looks like Florida can continue it’s non-citizen purge of the voter rolls despite Holder and his lawsuit. Also, Mark Levin noted on his show tonight that this judge is a Clinton appointee. Heh.

ORLANDO SENTINEL – A federal judge rejected a request from the Obama administration to put an immediate stop to the state’s non-citizen voter purge program.

The Justice Department had asked for a restraining order, arguing that the program attempting to remove 2,600 non-citizens from the voter rolls violated federal voting law that prohibits the systemic removal of voters 90 days before an election.

U.S. District Judge Robert Hinkle said that, according to his reading of the law, the 90-day provision did not apply to removing non-citizens from the rolls. But, he also chastised the state, saying there were “some problems” with the way that the program had been carried out.

“Determining citizenship is not as easy as the state would have it,” Hinkle said in a ruling from the bench made about a half hour after arguments concluded. “Questioning someone’s citizenship isn’t as trivial as the state would have it.”

Today’s hearing was only to put an emergency stop to the program.

(via Human Events)

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  • http://twitter.com/HOUSTONPETITION Stop the Magnet

    GREAT!

  • http://no-apologies-round2.blogspot.com/ AmericanborninCanada

    “Determining citizenship is not as easy as the state would have it” Which is why Florida has been requesting help from Washington with the data base… but we all know how well that’s worked out.
    Good for this judge.

    • gringa61

      I called the registrars office to inquire about registering my mother to vote in FL and they said they could mail the form. I asked, “doesn’t she need a birth certificate to prove she’s a citizen?” and the response was, “no, she just needs to check that she’s a citizen on the form.”

      GRRRR – what is wrong with this state and country???? I submit that a good way to purge the current voter list is for everyone to show up with proof of citizenship papers (birth certificate, passport, naturalizaion papers) at time of voting. Having a voter’s registration card means nothing if it was obtained with just declaring to be a citizen and not ever haven proven it with proper documentation. I was never asked for physical proof of citizenship when I registered to vote 36 years ago, but at least I took my voter registration oath seriously, unlike so many crooks.

      • Goldni007

        Wow God help us!

      • Sober_Thinking

        Sad to see “the system” not working.

        I’d like to see a voter I.D. card, issued by a non partisan, independent, private company, that has a picture, a thumb print, and crtical identification information in one of those new, square bar code symbols… if everyone had that and had to replace it every 2 years or so to update information, we’d have less of a problem. The issuing company could help to maintain validity and accuracy. Make it manditory nationwide.

  • jackl92

    How will the Dems win.

  • Is_Sense_Common

    Keep the good news rolling!

  • freenca

    Non-citizens, dead persons, should not be equal to my vote!!

  • anyonebutbarry2012

    Glad this Judge ruled correctly and not politically

    • http://virginiagentlemans.blog.com/ virginiagentleman1

      Hello Abbs! Keep on giving ‘em heck on the other site! I’ve been reading over your shoulder on occasion. You are doing a great job, my friend. Ask our friend Sparrow to visit over here at Scoop and let her know I’m not dead! I’ve got some projects I’m working on and it takes a lot of my time. Be well Abbs! VG

  • PovrlaChasse

    This is the clearest proof yet that the Obama/Holder administration along with the Democrat party is actively working to subvert and corrupt the electoral process and is suing to allow known fraudulent votes to be counted in electing American governmental officials including the President himself. They know exactly what they are doing and they are doing it with specific intent. They are actively working and suing in favor of voter fraud.

  • graywolf4life

    This is good news but Obama will probably use executive power to over-ride the legislative branch….since he thinks he’s king anyway.

  • stage9

    “Determining citizenship is not as easy as the state would have it…”

    Um, no, let me show you just how easy it is:

    1) You are mandated to apply for and obtain a state issued Personal ID within 90 days of entering the country legally.
    2) In order to vote, present said ID to the state’s Registrar of Voters office to prove citizenship 90 days before casting a vote.
    3) If you do not have a voter ID, you cannot prove citizenship and cannot vote.

    See how easy that is?

    Why are politicians so stupid??? That’s the biggest question of all!

    • http://twitter.com/BombsAndDollars Bombs And Dollars

      We could issue national ID cards to citizens. Does anyone oppose national ID cards?

      • Sober_Thinking

        I’d like to see a voter I.D. card, issued by a non partisan, independent, private company, that has a picture, a thumb print, and crtical identification information in one of those new, square bar code symbols… if everyone had that and had to replace it every 2 years or so to update information, we’d have less of a problem. The issuing company could help to maintain validity and accuracy. Make it manditory nationwide.

      • stage9

        Drivers licenses are essentially national id cards. They’re just issued by your own state. They are still good anywhere in the continental US when presented as an ID card! I would bet so are other government issued personal ID cards.

        But like Sober_Thinking says, a Voter ID card is practical and noninvasive and should be required to prove identity when voting.

        If you’re a criminal, you’ll hate the idea (liberals and illegals fall into this category), but if you’re legal, what is there to fear?

  • NYGino

    “Determining citizenship is not as easy as the state would have it…”

    Right. It took Obama what, two years, to come up with what he purports to be proof of his citizenship, and he is in the White House.

    • Sober_Thinking

      Seriously! Great point!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_N46ZL7CSVSVGERR2OWYEKBB5FQ james121

    This certainly cramps the Democrats style of voting early and often. With this publicity, it may keep even those non-citizens whose names are still on the rolls from turning out. But, the number of “vampires” who wander from their graves in Chicago to the polls is a far greater problem than those undead voters in Florida. Purging the voter rolls in Illinois might even turn the state RED!

    Kudos to the sane and sensible Judge Hinkle. We need a few more like him sitting on the Ninth Circuit Court.

  • ApplePie101

    When democrats choose to be no-shows at their own convention, you know it’s Every- Man-For-Himself-time.

    • http://tinyurl.com/wwsotu Whitewolf2009

      Even rats recognize a sinking ship when they’re on one and abandon it!

  • 911Infidel

    The fun is just beginning. Wait till after about 10AM this morning. Ding dong the witch ain’t dead yet but she’s melting over slow heat.

  • Sober_Thinking

    This wouldn’t even be an issue if Holder wasn’t the AG and if Napolitano’s DHS would cooperate as it’s lawfully obligated to do. Obama, Holder, Napolitano… obstructionist Aholes.

    This is a great decision and the right one.

  • http://tinyurl.com/wwsotu Whitewolf2009

    ““Determining citizenship is not as easy as the state would have it,”

    Yet the credit card companies can tell in seconds if your card can cover the charge or not. Get the Credit card companies to set up voter id cards. You provide the details they issue the card. You got to vote. You have to have that card. it’s scanned, and if it’s valid you get to vote. How easy is that?!

  • Yazz55

    This thread on who is a citizen is a real can of worms. So let me throw in another item to muck up the issue a bit more.

    Using myself as an example, I’m a US citizen, born in the USA. However, I’m currently living in Israel. Yes, I’m a dual citizen. Have an Israeli driver’s license, ID etc. So the only real piece of documentation I’ve got to show US citizenship is my US passport.

    • http://tinyurl.com/wwsotu Whitewolf2009

      Don’t you have your birth certificate?

    • http://profiles.google.com/quindan Daniel Quinn

      How did you get your US Passport?………I was_____________(fill in the blank).

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/KYTC7EGQASGOTQYPY2KPC4XCZY Don

    Once again another judge identifies Holder’s interpretation of the law is flawed reflecting he is unfit to serve as Attorney General. Politicizing the law instead of upholding the law IS NOT Holder’s job.

  • tx_gold

    Common sense prevails!!

  • kong1967

    Wow, the court upheld a racist purge. At least, that’s what Holder and Obama will say.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Bob-Higginbotham/100000261072379 Bob Higginbotham

    Purging the roles of non-citizens and those deceased is a federal law. Keeping the voter roles valid and up to date is the responsibility of every state and should be accomplished before every election. The federal judge did nothing more than carry out his sworn duty upholding the law.