Obama DOJ to Florida: Let The Dead Vote! …Update: Florida to Obama DOJ: Buzz Off

Let the dead vote!
On Friday, the Holder Justice Department ordered the State of Florida to halt its purge of dead, illegal and ineligible voters.

Eric Holder believes the ‘sacred’ right to commit voter fraud vote is under nationwide assault.

Katie Pavlich at Townhall reported:

A simple way to help prevent voter fraud and election abuse is for states to purge voter rolls. What does this mean? Getting rid of names on voter rolls of people ineligible to vote such as illegal aliens, dead people, duplicates, etc. For nearly a year, Florida election officials have asked the Department of Homeland Security for access to the Immigration and Customs Enforcement database in order to take illegal aliens and non-citizens off Florida voter rolls. Not surprisingly, DHS has been dragging its feet and has yet to comply with the request and now, the Department of Justice is stepping into the purging process and ordering Florida, a vital swing state, to stop.

The Justice Department sent a letter to Florida Secretary of State Ken Detzner Thursday evening demanding the state cease purging its voting rolls because the process it is using has not been cleared under the Voting Rights Act, TPM has learned.

DOJ also said that Florida’s voter roll purge violated the National Voter Registration Act, which stipulates that voter roll maintenance should have ceased 90 days before an election, which given Florida’s August 14 primary, meant May 16.

Five of Florida’s counties are subject to the Voting Rights Act, but the state never sought permission from either the Justice Department or a federal court to implement its voter roll maintenance program.

UPDATE: (By Andrea Ryan)  In 2008, the Supreme Court ruled that voter ID laws do not place an undue burden on voters.  But, we already know how the Obama Administration feels about the Supreme Court.

UPDATE: Florida state officials responded to the request today. They will continue their quest to purge purportedly ineligible people from voter-registration rolls, a representative of Secretary of State Ken Detzner said Saturday.

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  • jainphx

    Where does he get this power?

  • Mary Leahy Buffo

    Boleslaw Wawrzyniec, a ward boss of the 1930s, was lying on his death bed giving final instructions. When asked where he’d like to be buried, he answered,

    “In Chicago, I wanna stay involved in politics.”

  • Mad Hatter

    This is the only way the Democrats can win, force acceptance of allowing non citizens, felons, and/or people with no Photo ID to vote.

    If you ever notice how the Democrats and their cheerleading squad in the Alinsky Media act when they talk about Voter ID Laws? They start becoming unhinged. In their world anyone who wants to reduce the chances of voter fraud is the new Jim Crow, and wants to take away minorities, the elderly, and the poor peoples right to vote.

    All the left can do is lie, smear, and misrepresent Voter ID Laws and the people that back them. The left knows that Voter ID Laws means their days of duplicate voters, and graveyard petitions will be over. Why else would they want a status quo, outdated voting format to continue?

  • wanumba

    Jimmy Carter’s Carter Center recommended Photo ID for blue-card Cherokees in 1999 for their national elections.


  • lizzy84

    Holder..the DoJ, they pretty much get away with anything they want to without any fear of censure or indictment and apparently Congress doesn’t have the chops to snap the lid shut on them. Gov Scott should tell Holder to take a long walk off a short pier. Enforce the law.

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  • American Woman

    It is a travesty that Holder sits at the head of the Dept of Justice. He was placed there by Obama, because they share the same hatred of our democratic way of life.

  • Stan

    Ironic that the ad I see on the right of this page reads, “Voter suppression in Florida! Florida Republicans robbed Al Gore. Now they’re planning to steal the Presidency again. Stop them today!”

  • Fuquay Steve

    oh my – is it November yet?

  • Practical Jane

    Maybe Bush won, maybe Gore won.
    Either way America won by not having the Goracle as POTUS.
    Seems you’re of the “Dead Voter Set” so you likely disagree.
    Good luck with your boy Obama.

  • Economan

    Holder is a criminal and is hoping more criminals vote for his boss. This is a perversion of real justice and is another reason why he should be in prison.

  • http://none tommy mc donnell

    the only way there will be any concern to clean up the fruadulent voter rolls is if the republican party starts to register fake voters. then and only then will the democratic party-media complex want these fake voters removed from the voter rolls.

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  • democraps suck

    And that is just how the POS mooslum plans to win reelection…time to send the Kenyan fraud packing back to his birthplace of kenya

  • Path

    Just read that Florida will NOT allow this illegal instruction by Holder and that they will continue to clean up the voter rolls – yeah Florida!

  • Stonedome

    Don’t flinch Florida, Holder will be gone and under indictment within a year…

  • valerie

    Cleaning up the voter registration rolls is a routine part of voting hygiene in any state.

  • Tim in Cali

    Liberals are lying scum..sorry for stating the obvious..that being said:

    Psst….Beltway GOP (RINO’S) …come here for a minute,let’s talk

    I’m sick and tired of this issue. Everytime it comes up,we here a few political speeches
    (focus group tested,of course)..

    Always talk of new legislation,a “comprehesive bill” < my fav

    and in the end…nothing gets done,kick the can..It has grown very old

    Psst…..FIX THE $%$# PROBLEM…..or "We the People" will vote you of office.

  • bg
  • bg


    i’m starting to get the feeling they too saw it
    , yet could do little to prevent it. :-(


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