(CNN) – 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.
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“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.”
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He should have been purged, just like all the other living citizens that he's trying to block, who have a legal right to vote..
Wait, the story implies that he voted more than once. Isn't the GOP trying to prevent just that?
I think that's hilarious!!! Maybe he should purge himself!
Does this mean that he won't be able to vote?
This proves that voter surge and the Governor are a fraud.
It's a good thing that he's in a position of power so he could quickly and easily get this voting irregularity fixed. I mean, if he were poor and, let's say Hispanic, then he might've found himself on some voter purge list right before a Presidential election with little time to get the problem fixed.
Better 1000 legitimate citizens be denied their right to vote (especially if they are democrats) that risk having ONE illegal cast a vote.
"“Nobody believes non-US citizens should vote,” Scott continued. “We know they register to vote and we know they vote in elections.”
And how do we know this? We don't. Scott just makes it up. Illegals keep their heads down. They would have NO incentive whatsoever to register to vote.
'he “couldn’t imagine why we’re having a conversation about having non-citizens voting in our state.”'
We're not. This is a conversation about Scott trying to prevent legitimate citizens from voting.
the man should be in prison!
Gotta love Florida – elected a governor whose corporation he built and was CEO (Columbia/HCA) and personally made hundreds of millions of $$$ – – his company, WHILE HE WAS CEO, committed THE LARGEST MEDICARE FRUAD IN U.S. HISTORY.
This guy was an attorney who could not make a go at that (and that says something in itself), so he brags that he used his credit cards to buy a hospital (which made over 50% of its money from your tax dollars of Medicare and Medicaid).
Is is any wonder Florida is the predominate state for Medicare and Medicaid fraud?
They got the best governor your tax dollars can buy!
Fact check – run a websearch on Scott Columbia/HCA fruad for 250k hits
Bush Legacy – the gift that just keeps on giving (to those who already are wealthy).
This same thing Happened to my mom. she went to the bank and all er accounts were closed and on hold. What ever they were on hold for . But they were. The bank told her that she was dead also. She had t go through so much to prove she did not die and it took her for ever to be able to get into her bank account for money.
Maybe they checked and couldn't find a heart.
Florida , it helped me out.
they meant dead from the neck up
Take him off the voter list. He must be an illegal voter. He's been declared dead and has no right to vote.
Can not believe. Did he show the proof that he is what he says he is.
Whoever made the comment that the governor was dead must have been referring to his chances next election. The Florida public has had enough of this GOP group to last a lifetime.
Regret the error.
Wouldn't miss him if he were...
The conversation is not about allowing illegals to vote, it's about spending 100's of thousands to keep 50 Mexicans from voting. After being declared dead at the polls (something most Floridians dearly wish for) he of all people should have recognized the dangers of striking someone from the voter list without due diligence.
I'd like some fact checking here. Show some proof that this actually happened. I am calling BS on this statement.
This is one Florida resident who would not miss him if it was true. Unfortunately, we are stuck with him for a while longer. One of the worse governors we've ever had!
Poor Gov Rick Scott. He had such a difficult experience. I'm sure he had all of his lawyers deal with it. This is supposed to make everyone think that he's a saint or something? Give me a break.
Actually he looks like death warmed over.
We are moving back to Florida this August and I am looking forward to everything but having this idiot as governor! How did the Republican party in Florida since this low since Jeb? I wonder how long it has been since he began walking upright?
We are moving back to Florida this August and I look forward to everything but having this idiot as governor. How could the Republican party sink this low since Jeb? I don't think it has been too long since Scott started to walk upright.