A Win For Florida, A Win For America

Fellow Patriots,

I received a note from Florida Governor Rick Scott and Communications Director Rick Burgess, announcing the success of Florida’s lawsuit against the federal government relative to voter roll cleansing.

Winning this lawsuit means the Florida will be free to continue cleansing the state voting rolls. This effort helps to ensure open and fair elections free from the fraud of ineligible voters.

Hopefully states around the nation will take this case as a signal that they too should cleanse their voter rolls of deceased voters, resident aliens, illegal aliens, and voters who have moved from the districts.

Every ineligible voter removed from the process is a step towards honest and  open elections.

Lori Hendry
@lrihendry

From: “Burgess, Brian” Date: July 14, 2012 1:55:43 PM EDT
Subject: FL elections officials get access to fed non-citizen database

Lori  – Just wanted to make sure you saw the story that broke early Saturday afternoon:

STATEMENT FROM GOVERNOR RICK SCOTT REGARDING ACCESS TO FEDERAL SAVE DATABASE

Tallahassee, Fla. – “Access to the SAVE database will ensure that non-citizens  do not vote in future Florida elections. I’m appreciative that the federal government is working with us cooperatively. This is a step in the right direction. This commitment from the United States Department of Homeland Security marks a significant victory for Florida and for the integrity of our election system.

“We’ve already confirmed that non-citizens have voted in past elections here in Florida. Now that we have the cooperation of the Department of Homeland Security, our state can use the most accurate citizenship database in the nation to protect the integrity of Florida’s election process.”

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AP NewsBreak: Feds OK Fla. access to citizens listWASHINGTON (AP) — In a victory for Republicans, the federal government has agreed to let Florida use a law enforcement database to challenge people’s right to vote if they are suspected of not being U.S. citizens.The agreement, made in a letter to Florida Gov. Rick Scott’s administration that was obtained by The Associated Press, grants the state access to a list of resident noncitizens maintained by the Department of Homeland Security.

The Obama administration had denied Florida’s request for months, but relented after a judge ruled in the state’s favor in a related voter-purge matter.

Gov. Scott has issued the following statement in reaction to the news:“Access to the SAVE database will ensure that non-citizens do not vote in future Florida elections. I’m appreciative that the federal government is working with us cooperatively. This is a step in the right direction. This commitment from the United States Department of Homeland Security marks a significant victory for Florida and for the integrity of our election system.“We’ve already confirmed that non-citizens have voted in past elections here in Florida. Now that we have the cooperation of the Department of Homeland Security, our state can use the most accurate citizenship database in the nation to protect the integrity of Florida’s election process.”

Thanks,
Brian Burgess
Office of Governor
Rick Scott Communications Director


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