Obama admin finally allows Florida access to govt database for voter purge

They didn’t do it because all of a sudden they were being gracious. They did it because a federal court said Florida had a right to clean up its voter roles. Score this one as a victory for Gov. Scott:

THE HILL – The Obama administration has agreed to let Florida use a national law enforcement database to purge residents suspected of not being U.S. citizens from their voter rolls.

The decision was announced in a letter to state GOP Gov. Rick Scott, who has pushed for Florida to receive access to the Homeland Security (DHS) registry of noncitizen residents, the Associated Press first reported.

The administration had blocked Florida’s request for access to the database for months, but the decision to allow access was spurred by a court decision in another voting-rights case in favor of the state.

The decision is a victory for Republican officials in Florida and many other key swing states who say they are trying to prevent voter fraud.

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  • drphibes

    Amazing how much lawlessness must be turned back. This is good news for the Rebel Forces.

    • Sober_Thinking

      Lol! The Rebel Alliance… too funny! 🙂

      • KenInMontana

        I’m thinking “Browncoats”. (A Firefly reference there, I’m still PO’d at Lucas for suggesting that Solo didn’t fire first)

        • Sober_Thinking

          Firefly (thumbs up!)


  • marketcomp

    They know it was a losing proposition. But, they will probably come back with something else. Marxist and communist never stop tying to push their agenda.

  • 911Infidel

    Swing and a miss Mr. Holder. Go back to the minor leagues you loser.

    • kong1967

      They will still use it in the propaganda war. Just like we’ve heard millions of times that the Supreme Court elected Bush.

      • 911Infidel

        Maybe. Holder is looking at disbarment among other things: Like refusing to enforce immigration laws, DOMA and applying Critical Race Theory to the voter intimidation case in Philly. Its “my people” vs the rule of law. I thing little Eric is about to get his weaner stepped on and he knows it. So maybe he’s just sitting this one out in the hopes that the heat under his a$$ dies down a bit.

        • kong1967


  • Voter rolls. The voter role is the one taken on by those whose names are on the rolls.


  • warpmine

    Remember, democracy is the start of Communism not the end. They advance their cause by first election process and then by edict when opposition is dead or in prison. Well, our opposition in Congress is mentally, out to lunch.

  • XXIIFan

    Most of the supervisors of elections in Florida are democrats who aren’t going to clean up the rolls anyway.

  • Les_in_NC

    About D#@!# time.

  • Holder and Obama reflects germinated brown rice whos time is running out, less than a six month storage is possible.

  • Sober_Thinking

    God bless Gov. Scott for forging ahead and doing the right thing. I hope Gov. Perry does the same in Texas and others follow suit. The imperial Government is wrong and Holder is wrong (he should so be in jail right now).

    Thank God this went through.

  • p m

    Ken Detzner is the Florida Secretary of State, appointed to the post for the second time in January 2012 by Governor Scott. The Secretary of State is Florida’s Chief of Elections, so he’s likely very motivated to get those rolls cleaned up, and deal with the dem election officials.

  • WordsFailMe

    What? I can’t believe it. The Criminal Holder backed down by some political appointee? I can’t believe it!

    Now I truly have lost that final vestige of respect I had reserved for him.

  • stevenbiot

    Great news! States aren’t being racist or disenfranchising anyone by treating an infection. Florida, like many other states, just wants citizens with a pulse voting in American elections.

  • I’m sure ACORN is “loving” this right now. What will they ever do if the law actually puts them out of business? I guess they’ll have to figure out new ways of having dead people vote for Democrats.

  • DebbyX

    Now they need to check the obits!

  • Army_Pilot1967

    Now if nobama’s lackies allow Florida to actually review/purge the voters’ rolls, I’ll be totally shocked. I’m betting those phonies in the administration will come up with another ploy to try and block Florida’s efforts. The administration won’t be satisfied until anyone and everyone, citizen or not, can vote in any and all elections. America needs to put the brakes on these reckless actions, or we’ll lose the country for sure.

  • Joe

    The purging will help a little –

    I am sure the “goons” have other plans in place already!

  • HoughmagandyCar
  • toongoon

    These SOB’s don’t care what federal judges rule if it doesn’t fit their plans, they just ignore it. Watch the other hand.

  • MaxineCA

    I’m a bit confused as to what names are contained in the database. The article describes it “Homeland Security (DHS) registry of non-citizen residents”. Are those people that are here on legitimate visas? Does it include the names of individuals that have been deported by ICE? Does it include names of those that have been detained and are pending a hearing for deportation? Last time I checked, ILLEGALS that reside here (who haven’t been caught) don’t register with DHS.

    Depending of the nature of the database, I guess it’s a good start. But, the states have to kick it into high gear and use other existing data as well.

    Social Security records would confirm if a legitimate citizen is deceased
    IRS records for people filing with ITIN (rather than SS #’s)
    Juror summons – every one who claimed they couldn’t serve because they aren’t a citizen

    We all know darned well that voter fraud will be huge this election cycle. I get very angry and frustrated whenever I see someone say they will stay home and not vote, claiming some bogus “moral high ground”. If saving our nation isn’t enough for you, how about you hold your nose and VOTE – maybe your vote will offset a fraudulent one. How about that!

    • keyesforpres

      Well said. I’m beyond disgusted with those fools that will refuse to vote because of their supposed ‘moral high ground’. It’s folks like that that got us in this mess in the first place.

      • MaxineCA

        In a recent After Burner by Bill Whittle, he said if we lose this election it won’t be because of the progressives or voter fraud. In 2008, 30 million conservatives didn’t vote because they didn’t like McCain. 30 MILLION – I was shocked. I didn’t like McCain, but I voted against Obama.

        Those folks who stayed home, could have changed that election. I hope they grew up and learned their lesson. Every vote counts (we can hope).

        I still have serious concerns that all of our military votes from those who are in foreign lands are counted this time around.

        • keyesforpres

          Yup, we lost because self righteous fools stayed home.

          I have as much contempt for them as for the idiots that voted for the usurper.

  • Yay for Gov. Scott! He’s been pushing and not backing off- good for him!!

  • Nukeman60

    They did it because a federal court said Florida had a right to clean up its voter roles

    That’s not how Holder, et al, see it. They don’t follow the courts, never have never will. I suspect that when, or should I say if, Holder allows Florida to see the files, those files will have been purged of actual illegals and will only contain legal voters.

    This is the way they work.

  • kong1967

    Time after time Obama and Holder get busted for violating laws or refusing to allow states to enforce them. This President must go. Put him on the next rocket to mars.

  • May justice prevail.

  • HopeHeFails

    Well, they’ll probably make the States go through a 3-month ‘training’ process in order to access the data and comply with ‘security rules.’

  • Don

    When you have an obvious racist for attorney general like Holder, he will break the law in other ways to try to force illegal voting in Florida.