Judicial Watch • Fla. TV Station Exposes Voter Fraud, DOJ Sues State to Stop Purging Rolls – corrected

Fla. TV Station Exposes Voter Fraud, DOJ Sues State to Stop Purging Rolls – corrected

Fla. TV Station Exposes Voter Fraud, DOJ Sues State to Stop Purging Rolls – corrected

MARCH 12, 2014

Correction:

The NBC affiliate aired the story in 2012 here: http://www.nbc-2.com/story/16662854/2012/02/02/nbc2-investigates-voter-fraud

While the Obama Justice Department mounts a legal challenge against Florida for purging ineligible voters from its rolls, a television news station broadcasts an unbelievable segment that proves non U.S. citizens living in the Sunshine State vote regularly in elections.

The investigative piece was aired this week by an NBC affiliate in southwest Florida that actually tracked down and interviewed non U.S. citizens who are registered to vote and have cast ballots in numerous elections. The segment focused on Lee County, which has a population of about 620,000 and Collier County with a population of around 322,000. The reporter spent about two months digging around the voter rolls in the two counties and the discoveries are dumbfounding.

In that short time, more than 100 people registered to vote in those two areas were proven to be ineligible by the reporter. A Cape Coral woman, eligible to vote in elections, was tracked down through jury excusal forms that verify she’s not a U.S. citizen. A Naples woman, who is not a U.S. citizen either, voted six times in 11 years without being detected by authorities. A Jamaican man is also registered to vote though he’s not eligible. The reporter obtained his 2007 voter registration form, which shows the Jamaican man claims to be a U.S. citizen. Problem is, no one bothers checking to see if applicants are being truthful.

Incredibly, election supervisors confirmed on camera that there’s no way for them to verify the citizenship of people who register to vote. The only way to detect fraud is if the county offices that oversee elections receive a tip, they say, and only then can they follow up.  As inconceivable as this may seem, it appears to be true. Election supervisors in counties across the United States have their hands tied when it comes to this sort of voter registration fraud. They neither have the resources nor the authority to take action without knowledge of specific wrongdoing.

In an effort to remedy the situation, Florida Governor Rick Scott launched a program a few years ago to purge ineligible voters from registration rolls. The Department of Justice (DOJ) was quick to sue the state to stop the purging because the agency claims it discriminates against minorities. The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) has colluded with the DOJ in Florida and the head of the group’s local chapter says purging voter rolls disproportionately affects the state’s most vulnerable groups, namely minorities.

Judicial Watch has been a leader in investigating voter fraud and in 2012 launched a special Election Integrity Project. As part of the initiative JW has examined publicly available data that indicates that voter rolls in a number of states—including Florida, Mississippi, Iowa, Indiana, Missouri, Texas, California, Colorado and Ohio—contain the names of individuals who are ineligible to vote. The JW investigation has showed that there appear to be more individuals on voter registration lists in these states than there are individuals eligible to vote, including dead people.

 

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  • rebross

    Maybe when some jury nullification cases come down for citizens strangling illegal voters caught at the polls, the DOJ will get the message that citizens take their right to vote seriously.

    Not the Obama Holder DOJ, That one is just too corrupt to get any message.

  • scott

    The democrats continue to deny that there is a problem labeling instances where voter fraud is found out to be “isolated incidents.”

    The problem is that we don’t know how extensive the problem is and Voter ID would help us curb voter fraud. The democrats refuse to even investigate the issue.

    Every fraudulent vote disenfranchises every single legal voter. How can we be sure what the outcome of an election is when we don’t even know how many fraudulent votes were cast?

  • Jim of Maryland

    Use of the Social Security Account number is repugnant to establish the eligibility to vote, however, if we were to make it mandatory to show that a person owns real property — like years past — then that should solve the problem. Further, if the purpose of the government is to protect life, liberty and PROPERTY, then that would make sense. Root out the system suckers. Jim Kerr

  • BecciH

    The DOJ & NAACP saying purging voter roles “disproportionately affects the state’s most vulnerable groups,” namely minorities reveals their participation in the fraud. How do they know the fraudulent voters are minorities if the rolls haven’t been purged? I think they meant to say the vulnerable group is illegal immigrants!

    Actually, all legal voters should be outraged by DOJ’s interference because fraudulent voters steal our votes.

    Why is the DOJ even involved in state voter roll scrubbing when no citizens have complained or been harmed? What are they afraid of?

  • jslavings

    this is what happens when you pull the teeth from law enforcment