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Facts are Stubborn Things in Florida Voter Roll Purge

All this time, we’ve been told the action by Florida GOP Gov. Rick Scott would unduly effect young voters, elderly voters, Hispanic voters, and black voters.  Well, a week into it and…it’s only effecting a lot of registered Republicans.

(Somewhere at MSNBC, the DOJ, and the DNC, heads are exploding.  A la “Scanners.” )

If the illegal-immigrant voter purge effort was aimed at removing Democrats from the state’s voter rolls, it may be backfiring so far.

Of the first 107 names reported purged by the state’s 67 county election supervisors through late last week, a Political Pulse analysis was able to identify 94 from voter registration rolls. Of those, 33 were Republicans and 32 were Democrats. Another 25 were officially “no party affiliation” and the remaining four were of other or of unknown party affiliation.

Republicans might have shown up so often because most of the aggressive purge efforts were conducted in Republican-rich counties, particularly Lee County. There, election supervisor Sharon Harrington dropped 41 voters.

Democratic-dominated Miami-Dade County was next with 13 purged voters, while Republican-leaning Collier (eight) and Marion (seven) counties were next. Other significant purges were in Broward (five,) and Osceola and Pinellas counties (four each.)

Those seven counties eliminated 32 of the 33 Republicans purged statewide, among those which could be identified by Pulse. Those counties also purged 26 of the 32 Democrats.

The purge took out 41 white, non-Hispanic voters, 33 Hispanic voters and eight black, non-Hispanic voters, with the rest being either other races, or unknown. It also took out 55 men and 36 women, with the rest not identifying a gender.

Honestly, I think a similar idea for Wisconsin’s voter rolls wouldn’t be the worst idea ever.  It’s no secret that GAB has little to no control over the quality of voter registration data in this state.  It’s also no secret that some municipalities (Madison comes to mind the most), have little to no obligation to cooperate with GAB when it comes to the accuracy of their lists and they never comply.

Also, the state’s voting records website and database are a farce.  Liberals know this fact well.  Or do I need to remind them about a failed attempt to make it look like Ron Johnson didn’t vote, and the conservative response by point out according to the GAB Russ Feingold never voted for himself in 1992?

 

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