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WEEKLY UPDATE

Weekly Update: Non-Citizens Voters and Obama

…wants it. And as if this two-pronged strategy to abuse the NVRA were not enough, when states do take actions to clean up voter registration rolls, they get hammered by Justice Department lawyers. The DOJ has already filed 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…

PRESS RELEASE

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…

PRESS RELEASE

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

…Education 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….

WEEKLY UPDATE

‘Robertscare’

…(True the Vote is a grassroots election integrity organization and a Judicial Watch client.) If you’ve been reading this space over the last few weeks (or the news) you know all about what’s happening in this key presidential battleground state. Here’s a quick review. The State of Florida initiated a systematic effort to remove ineligible voters from voter registration lists after Judicial Watch filed a letter of inquiry with Florida

CORRUPTION CHRONICLES

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…

CORRUPTION CHRONICLES

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…

CORRUPTION CHRONICLES

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 University,…

CORRUPTION CHRONICLES

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,…

CORRUPTION CHRONICLES

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…

CORRUPTION CHRONICLES

“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…

CORRUPTION CHRONICLES

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 more than 1,000 fraudulent…

CORRUPTION CHRONICLES

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…

CORRUPTION CHRONICLES

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 returned the favor…

CORRUPTION CHRONICLES

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 after…

CORRUPTION CHRONICLES

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…

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