‘The Debate is Over’: FL’s ‘Non-Citizen’ Voter Purge Has Been a Spectacular, Disenfranchising Failure

Specifically, Harrington explained that she had mailed letters to the “potential non-citizens” by certified mail, return-receipt requested. If someone at that address acknowledged receipt by signing for the certified letter, and then the named individual failed to respond within 30 days, they would be automatically stricken from the rolls even though, as Harrington confirmed, she lacked independent verification that the individual was or was not a citizen — or that they even ever saw the letter.

According to FL law, if, after multiple attempts by the postal service, no one signed for the letter, notice is to be published in a legal ad in a local newspaper. Then, if the individual still failed to respond, he or she was removed by Harrington from the rolls.

Harrington conceded that she had no way of knowing whether those removed from the rolls had simply been away from home at the time of the attempted delivery of the certified letter. As she acknowledged during the interview, those voters could have been on vacation or even serving in the U.S. military overseas. Either way, since their non-citizenship has not been confirmed, they may find themselves surprised to learn they’ve been purged once they return to vote this November.

To read the article detailing how the MSM is distorting what the courts actually ruled, please click here.  There are 3 live hyperlinks to pdf files in the article.  You should open them and see for yourself.

Second ALEC-Approved Law Rejected by U.S. Supreme Court

In a little-noticed ruling amidst clamor over the healthcare decision, the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday rejected an Arizona law requiring proof of citizenship to register to vote, holding it was preempted by the National Voting Registration Act (NVRA). The law was adopted as a “model” bill by the American Legislative Exchange Council [ALEC] in 2008. For the second time in one week, the conservative U.S. Supreme Court has curtailed ALEC’s anti-immigrant agenda.

On June 28, the Supreme Court dealt the ALEC agenda another blow by declining to stay a ruling by the Ninth Circuit holding that Arizona’s Proposition 200 (the ALEC Taxpayer and Citizen Protection Act) was preempted by the NVRA. The NVRA, also known as the “Motor Voter Act,” was designed to make voter registration more simple and unified. Arizona’s refusal to accept federal voter registration forms without proof of citizenship, the Ninth Circuit held, imposed additional restrictions beyond what was called for under the federal law.

To read the all of the details about the latest results to this Russell Pearce/Jan Brewer/ALEC, please click here.