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Weekly Update: Non-Citizens Voters and Obama

…lawsuits against Texas and South Carolina over their voter ID laws. And now it’s taking aim at Florida. Florida Purges 53,000 Dead Voters from Rolls.  Obama Justice Department Objects to Removing Non-Citizens from Voting Rolls How many illegal alien and other non-citizen voters should be able to vote in Florida in the 2012 election? The State of Florida has taken a “zero…

Judicial Watch and True the Vote Seek to Defend Florida’s Efforts to Clean Voter Registration Lists in Obama Administration Lawsuit

Grassroots Public Interest Groups Seek Court Permission to Intervene to Defend Florida Clean-up Efforts:  ‘…not only are the State of Florida’s list maintenance activities valid, proper, and timely, but… they are also required under federal law.’ (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and fights government corruption, announced today that it has filed a Motion for Intervention with its client True the Vote to defend…

‘Robertscare’

…to enforce the law. JW, True the Vote Seek to Defend Florida’s Efforts to Clean Voter Registration Lists in Obama Administration Lawsuit I have more news to report this week regarding Judicial Watch’s historic nationwide battle for election integrity… On Wednesday, together with True the Vote we filed a Motion for Intervention defend the State of Florida’s efforts to clean up voter registration lists against an Obama administration lawsuit. (True…

Judicial Watch Sues DOJ for ACLU Coordination Documents on Effort to Stop Florida Voter Registration Clean-Up

…Fund to prevent the state of Florida from purging its voter registration lists of ineligible voters (Judicial Watch v. Department of Justice (No. 1:13-cv-00605-RLW)). On June 14, 2012, Judicial Watch had submitted a FOIA request to the DOJ requesting the following information: All records of communications between the Department of Justice and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) concerning, regarding, or relating to Mi Familia Vota Education Fund v. Detzner,…

Weekly Update: Benghazi Update

…Fund. Not surprisingly, the ACLU/Mi Familia Vota lawsuit was aimed at preventing the state of Florida from taking some reasonable steps to remove ineligible voters from registration lists. That’s right: Florida wanted to clean up its voter registration lists – and the ACLU wanted to keep them dirty. Please understand, there is no doubt about ACLU/DOJ collusion in the matter of corrupting voter integrity. As far back as June 20,…

Urgent Election Integrity Project Update

…published in February 2012 indicates that approximately 24 million active voter registrations in states across the country – or one out of every eight registrations – are either no longer valid or are significantly inaccurate. According to a comprehensive Judicial Watch investigation, here are the worst offenders: Mississippi, Iowa, Indiana, Missouri, Texas, Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Florida, Alabama, and California. And what are Obama Justice Department officials doing about the…

Florida Governor Sees Third Top Donor Indicted

The third major donor of a U.S. Senate candidate who is currently Florida’s governor has been criminally charged in a large scale corruption scheme, illustrating a pattern of shady fundraisers for the veteran Republican politician who may soon represent the Sunshine State in Congress.  As he campaigns for national office, Florida Governor Charlie Crist is conveniently trying to distance himself from the crooked money men who have generously donated…

Florida Lawmakers Go For Ethics

Deep-pocketed lobbyists and many Florida lawmakers are fuming that House Republicans proposed a bill this week that will impose a much-needed ?zero tolerance? ethics requirement on all state lawmakers and many top state government officials (Tampa Tribune). Lobbyists spent at least $3 million schmoozing Florida lawmakers in the first six months of this year alone. They showered the lawmakers with gifts, treated them to lobster and steak dinners, free…

Florida Election Fiasco To Continue

Tests conducted months ago by a Florida supervisor of elections exposed serious security problems with electronic voting machines and now embarrassed state officials want to pass a new law that prohibits such testing in the future. You would think Florida officials would praise Ion Sancho, the supervisor of elections in Tallahassee’s Leon County, for exposing how easily the fancy and expensive Diebold Elections Systems machines could be hacked. Instead,…

DC’s “Ten Most Wanted Corrupt Politicians”

…reason – Black Panthers, race-based decision making, abandoning the Defense of Marriage Act, Fast and Furious killings and lies, or turning the DOJ into an arm of the radicalized left – but Holder must go. Rep. Alcee Hastings (D-FL): In a year full of shocking congressional sex scandals, perhaps none is more serious than that involving Florida Rep. Alcee Hastings, who allegedly sexually harassed a female government employee and then…

“Islamically Permissible” Food Demanded for Muslim Prison Inmates

Should Americans pay the extra cost of providing Muslim prison inmates with special meals prepared according to Islamic law? The federal government does it and so do a few states, but not Florida and a U.S.-based terrorist front group is demanding a change. It’s one of those only-in-America stories that tarnish the country’s image, not to mention diminish its dignity. The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), which pretends to…

Florida Voting Machines Easily Hacked

Less than six months before its 2008 presidential primary, election officials in one of the country’s most important swing states admit electronic voting machines are seriously flawed and can be easily tampered with. A 35-page report released by Florida’s Secretary of State says that hackers can easily change votes without a trace in Diebold optical-scan machines used in 25 of the state’s 67 counties. Conducted by Florida State…

Judicial Watch Announces List of Washington’s “Ten Most Wanted Corrupt Politicians” for 2011

…Top Rep. Alcee Hastings (D-FL): In a year full of shocking congressional sex scandals, perhaps none is more serious than that involving Florida Rep. Alcee Hastings, who allegedly sexually harassed a female government employee and then engaged in a cruel campaign of retaliation when she rebuffed his advances. (On March 7, 2011, Judicial Watch filed a lawsuit against Hastings on behalf of the victim, Ms. Winsome Packer.) The alleged harassment…

Voter Registration Fraud In Florida

The taxpayer-financed community group known for its fraudulent national voter registration drives has struck again, this time submitting forged applications in the key battleground state of Florida where it has signed up tens of thousands of new voters for the upcoming election. Just last week the Chicago-based Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN), which incidentally endorses Barack Obama, got busted for submitting…

Clinton’s Shady Florida Fundraiser

Evidently unfazed by the scandal surrounding her fugitive Chinese mega donor, Hillary Clinton starred in south Florida fundraiser this week hosted by a local politician convicted of federal corruption charges. The former longtime mayor of the Dade County city of Hialeah, Raul Martinez, hosted Clintonâ??s fundraising bash at his home just hours before the New York Senator announced she would return nearly $1 million in campaign cash donated by…

Florida Judge Removed

An Orlando Florida circuit judge was finally removed from the bench this week by the Florida Supreme Court. Judge James Henson was first suspended by the state’s Judicial Qualifications Commission for misconduct eight months ago, yet he continued to collect his regular annual salary of $139,497 to stay home and go golfing. The Florida Supreme Court agreed with the Judicial Qualifications Commission’s findings that Judge Henson is guilty…

Secret Courts In Florida

Judges in Florida have for years created secret dockets to hide the court cases of the rich and famous and now the state’s Supreme Court Chief Justice wants to end the unorthodox practice that he calls un-American. Several counties throughout the state have a so-called secret judiciary, but Broward County in South Florida takes the cake with more than 400 divorce, negligence, malpractice and civil-fraud cases and an unknown…

Millions Wasted On Florida Sexual Predators

Imagine spending millions of taxpayer dollars to provide a place for rapists to brew alcohol and pedophiles to receive child pornography in the mail and drugs in care packages. That is exactly what is happening in Florida, where $150 million has gone to maintain a facility in Arcadia that houses violent sexual predators who are supposed to be receiving treatment before their release. The Civil Commitment Center opened…

Corrupt Florida Official Comes Clean

An influential county commissioner has admitted his starring role in a huge public corruption conspiracy that allowed him and his friends to pocket millions of dollars. As a member of the Palm Beach County Florida Commission, Anthony Masilotti abused his position as a publicly elected official to secure secret land deals by influencing lucrative land-use changes that netted contractors hundreds of millions of dollars. The contractors…

Anchor Babies Sue Fla. Over Tuition

In a case that could set a national precedent, Florida anchor babies are suing public education officials for making them pay the higher college tuition rate charged to out-of-state students because their parents are in the U.S. illegally.Born in the United States to illegal aliens, the students were required to prove that their parents are in the country legally in order to pay the discounted tuition fee offered to…

Florida’s Top Prison Official Goes To Jail

The public official who once headed Florida’s Department of Corrections has been sentenced to eight years in prison for taking thousands of dollars in kickbacks from a contractor during his scandal-plagued tenure. As Secretary of Florida’s prison system, James Crosby was in charge of the state’s largest agency which has 27,000 employees. Besides his criminal conviction, numerous scandals rocked his tenure, including officers convicted of steroid abuse, money disappearing…

FBI Lied to Congress about Fla. Saudi Family’s Ties to 9/11 Hijackers

The FBI lied to Congress about the deep ties between a Florida Saudi family—that abruptly fled weeks before the 9/11 terrorist attacks—and the hijackers who carried out the plot, according to alarming new records uncovered by a journalism watchdog that’s led the effort to expose the government cover-up. This scandal has been circulating for years and only a Florida journalism watchdog along with a few local papers have bothered…

Florida Identifies Scores Of Criminal Illegal Aliens

Nearly 1,000 illegal immigrants with serious criminal convictions and thousands more in the country illegally have been identified in Florida thanks to a new program that allows local law enforcement agencies to check arrestees’ immigration status. Launched this year, the program permits local police departments in the Sunshine State—and nationwide—to compare booking fingerprints against two separate federal databases operated by the Department of Justice and the U.S. Department of…

Fla. GOP Avoids “Painful Unpeeling of State Party Secrets” With Guilty Plea

Days before the start of his corruption trial, the once powerful head of Florida’s Republican Party (Jim Greer) has pleaded guilty to multiple felonies—including theft and money laundering—for stealing north of $200,000 in party funds. Republicans dodged a bullet with the surprising last-minute plea deal because damaging information about the party’s wild spending sprees was expected to be exposed during the trial. In fact, one national news report says…

Another Maritime Security Breach In Florida

On U.S. Independence day, when homeland security was supposedly heightened following the London and Glasgow terrorist attacks, a group of migrants easily made it to south Florida undetected by the federal agency in charge of keeping America’s coasts safe. The 49 Cubans slipped by the U.S. Coast Guard in the night and were discovered strolling down a Miami Beach street before U.S. Customs and Border Protection took…

DOJ sends secret “peacekeepers” where Trayvon Martin was killed

Judicial Watch, Inc.  on April 24, 2012 launched an investigation into the Trayvon Martin case based on reports that the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) had sent a secret team of “peacekeepers” to Sanflord, Florida, where Martin was shot on February 26, 2012 after wandering in a gated community after dark.  George Zimmerman, a resident of the community and its neighborhood watch captain, is currently on trial for Martin’s…

Fla. Sends Voter Cards To Women Who Haven’t Lived In State for Years

…Judicial Watch Weekly Update The story, out of Florida, is almost unbelievable but JW has all the documentation to prove it. First here is a little background; in 2010 JW launched the Election Integrity Project precisely to pressure states and localities around the nation to clean up voter registration rolls pursuant to Section 8 of the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA). The…

Re FYI Florida NAACP Calls for Impartial Investigation Into Shooting of Miami Dade Youth in Sanford Florida

Florida Illegal Alien Task Force Under Attack

A north Florida county sheriff’s department has come under fire for creating an effective Illegal Alien Task Force which has helped rid the area of illegal immigrants and led to the arrest of some 500 people. Bay County sheriff deputies simply pull up to construction sites in their patrol cars and watch for those who flee. Those who take off on foot are chased down and arrested on…

Clinton Judge Blocks Florida Voter ID Law

Just six weeks before the state’s presidential primary, a federal judge has blocked enforcement of a two-year-old Florida law that requires voters’ names to match their driver’s license or Social Security card. In blocking the law, designed to prevent election fraud, Judge Steve Mickle agreed with civil rights groups that claim the law discriminates against Hispanics and blacks because many Hispanics use two last…



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