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Friday, June 15, 2012 1:54 PM
Gettin' old, but still a hippie at heart...
Quote: Florida Gov. Rick Scott is not dead. But according to one elections official in Naples he died in 2006.
That’s the story the Republican governor told the Miami Herald Thursday, explaining how he attempted to cast an early ballot and was told the unsettling news.
“I went in, I was doing early voting, so I went in to the office in Naples, in the city hall where they were doing early voting, and they said, ‘You can’t vote because you’re dead.’ They didn’t say you couldn’t vote, they said, ‘You’re dead. You’re passed away,’” Scott said.
The officials, after seeing Scott’s ID, allowed him to cast a provisional ballot, and the next time he went to vote he appeared to re-join the ranks of the living.
“They didn’t ask for it the next time I voted, so I guess I’m not dead anymore,” Scott told the Herald.
Scott, who was elected governor in 2010, is currently embroiled in dueling lawsuits surrounding his push to remove non-U.S. citizens from Florida’s voter rolls. On Wednesday, the U.S. Department of Justice formally filed suit against Florida, saying the removal efforts violated federal voting rules.
Florida filed a lawsuit of its own against the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, saying the federal agency was restricting access to a citizenship database.
On Thursday, Scott told the Herald he “couldn’t imagine why we’re having a conversation about having non-citizens voting in our state.”
“Nobody believes non-US citizens should vote,” Scott continued. “We know they register to vote and we know they vote in elections.” http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2012/06/15/florida-gov-flirts-with-death/
Friday, June 15, 2012 2:12 PM
Friday, June 15, 2012 2:22 PM
"We'll know our disinformation program is complete when everything the American public believes is false." -- William Casey, Reagan's presidential campaign manager & CIA Director (from first staff meeting in 1981)
Friday, June 15, 2012 2:34 PM
Saturday, June 16, 2012 5:36 PM
Quote:Originally posted by Niki2:
The very DAY that "there is even a debate that non-citizens should be allowed to vote", your statement will have relevance. Until that time, it makes no sense at all. Now, let's debate whether potentially thousands of CITIZENS should NOT be allowed to vote, shall we? Because that's what this is about, nothing else.
VOTING fraud is so small as to be virtually nonexistant (even REGISTRATION fraud is barely in existence).
Voting SUPPRESSION is a very real and very huge issue.
Saturday, June 16, 2012 5:45 PM
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