Expanding on the
LuthorCorp Rick Scott voter purge in Florida that Betty mentioned, it seems that the GOP in the Ironically Named Sunshine State will see your “mass disenfranchisement” thing and raise you a giant vat of “Go screw yourselves.”
Chris Cate, a spokesman for the state Division of Elections, defended the state’s actions. “It’s very important we make sure ineligible voters can’t cast a ballot,” he said in an email to the Herald on Tuesday.
He said the state continues to identify ineligible voters, saying the state Division of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles has agreed to update information using a federal database that the elections division couldn’t access directly.
“We won’t be sending any new names to supervisors until the information we have is updated, because we always want to make sure we are using the best information available,” Cate wrote. “I don’t have a timetable on when the next list of names will be sent to supervisors, but there will be more names.”
Of course there’s going to be more names. There are still people voting for the Blue team. That’s a problem they can fix, you know.
Moreover, the entire process of database matching to remove voters is problematic. The Fair Elections Legal Network, which is challenging the purge, noted that database matching is “notoriously unreliable” and “data entry errors, similar-sounding names, and changing information can all produce false matches.”
The first list was also created with information accessible to the state motor vehicle administration, which the former Secretary of State Kurt Browning considered so unreliable he refused to release. Browning resigned in February.
So yeah, at this point Florida is basically daring Eric Holder’s boys to do something about it. I really wish they would. Gotta purge them undesirables, ya know. Next thing you know, they’ll want things like “representation” and “equality” and before you know it, BOOM.
After all, you don’t have to rig an election if you can’t lose in the first place.