Florida to use federal database to challenge legitimacy of voters
July 15th, 2012
07:09 AM ET
8 years ago

Florida to use federal database to challenge legitimacy of voters

(CNN) - Florida election officials will have access to a federal law enforcement database to challenge the eligibility of a person to vote as part of its effort to purge non-citizens from its voting rolls, state officials said.

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security will allow state officials access to the SAVE - Systematic Alien Verification for Entitlements - database in an agreement that was announced Saturday by Florida Secretary of State Ken Detzner and the Florida Department of State.


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  1. Chris

    Here's an interesting fact. Every state does a regular purge of their voter lists. But the key thing is they always do it on non-election years. That way if they happen to accidently purge an American citizen from the voter list, there is still plenty of time to catch and fix the mistake before the next election. The emphasis has always been on protecting and preserving the rights of citizens to vote.

    I notice in all these discussion about new laws to fight voter fraud, there is plenty of outrage against non-citizens, but absolute zero concern about protecting the rights of American citizens.

    That the Florida Republican governor decided to do a purge just months before a major election, thus not allowing enough time to catch any American citizens that might have been part of the purge, shows that is was all politically motivated. Especially considering that the majority of people being purged were hispanics, who traditionally vote Democrat.

    Here's another interesting fact. Most county election commissioners in Florida have refused to go through with the purge because the list provided to them by the governor has been found to be riddled with errors and containing the names of many actual American citizens.

    July 15, 2012 07:42 am at 7:42 am |
  2. Gurgyl

    This time some of the states need to be watched closely-they tend to cheat just like BUSH Election last time. Put all cameras. Yes, on OBAMA12. Period.
    PS: this nation is on right track now. Mittens will ban your Medicare, SS.

    July 15, 2012 07:44 am at 7:44 am |
  3. Amber

    Yay!!!! Progress is being made and a precedent has been started. One can assume that other states with GOP governors will want to follow suit. Even though this should be something that all states deploy, the DEM governors will be exposed for not stepping up and doing the same thing to purge their illegal, deceased, underaged, imprisoned and whatever else files that SHOULD prevent people from voting legally. Voter fraud is rampamt despite the denial of the DEMs. DEMs are always all about lying, cheating and stealing elections.

    July 15, 2012 07:54 am at 7:54 am |
  4. Mitt Romney - He`ll say Anything to Get Elected

    Well Mitt –

    Want to show your METTLE to latinos & Black voters? Let`s see you Show some LEADERSHIP and denounce the suppression of votes of Americans that have legally voted FOR YEARS.

    Prove you have honor . . . . PROVE you are e TRUSTWORTHY!

    July 15, 2012 08:55 am at 8:55 am |