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MoveOn targets Rick Scott's office in voter-purge controversy

The liberal group MoveOn is blasting out an email today urging its members to contact Gov. Rick Scott's office to pressure him to stop a noncitizen voter purge. Here's a partial text of the email:

Dear MoveOn member,

We have just 24 hours to make sure Governor Rick Scott stops his all-out assault on Florida's Latino voters. It's the worst attack on voting rights in the country. 

Florida's Division of Elections is challenging the citizenship of over 180,000 voters based on bad information.1 If voters don't respond to the challenge in time, their names will be erased from the voter roll. The media has already exposed the purge as hopelessly flawed, wrongly accusing many people who are citizens—including nearly 400 voters in Miami-Dade county alone.2

And of course, more than half of the targeted voters are Latino—the group least likely to get challenged were white Republicans.3 This is overt and illegal racial bias.

That's why the Department of Justice told the Florida Secretary of State that the program is in violation of two federal laws and to demanded that it be stopped. Governor Scott is required to respond by tomorrow—and so far he is refusing to comply.4

We have to stop Governor Scott today—he is embarrassing Florida and corrupting the electoral process. His reckless acts have local and national implications. So let's ring his office's phones off the hook until he stops his racially-targeted attack on voting rights.

Will you call Gov. Scott right now? Tell him, "Stop illegally purging Florida voters."

Here's where to call.

Governor Rick Scott:
(850) 488-7146


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I think Gov Scott is doing us a great service. We don't want our vote stolen!


I agree Mary, I applaud Gov.Scott's efforts to our votes safe. It is necessary to keep our voter rolls clean, up-to-date, to insure county board of election supervisor's staff are instructed to pursue honest procedures...Mary C.

Leanne King

Governor Scott is doing the right thing. The thought that people are NO supportive of correcting incorrect voting roles is disgusting. Like cheating on a test only this is about our Country. Voting is a right for American Citizens. Very simple. And I will continue to be a part of exposing the NON-CITIZENS AND DECEASED VOTERS IN FLORIDA..YES, DECEASED VOTERS..WE ASKED FOR THE RECORDS FROM THE DOJ WELL OVER A YEAR AGO. THEY REFUSE TO TURN THE NAMES OVER FOR REMOVAL.MORE OF THIS ADMINISTRATION REFUSING TO DO THE RIGHT THING. VOTE THEM ALL OUT.

A Cislo

Governor Rick Scott is doing a great job. Keep up the good work.


Governor Scott is doing a fantastic job. Keep up the good work.

S Nawalanic

Governor Scott is doing what should have been done long ago. Our votes need to count and truly represent the electorate, but as long as the voting registrations are inclusive of those who are not eligible...this is not possible. I applaud what our boards of elections are doing under our Governor Scott... Don't stop now. ...and while we're at it - photo IDs all around too! The only reason anyone would oppose these things is because they want dead voters to continue to 'vote'....and make the elections a farce.


If Gov Scott is allowed to pruge the voter rolls, how will dead democrats have their voices heard?


Gov. Scott needs to keep on doing what he is doing and not let anyone tell him it is wrong to remove non-citizens and dead people from our voter rolls. The intimidation from outsiders is wrong and we, the citizens of Florida do not need or want their help in running our state. They only know one way to win an election and it is not the way we win in Florida. Keep our state business out of the hands of groups like Move On. Those of us who are alive know how to vote. Those of us who are citizens know how to vote. We can take care of it ourselves.


I wish Jeb would have purged the voter rolls. We might not have been stuck with Scott. Why worry about dead voters when the mind dead go to the polls after watching millions of dollars worth of propaganda on TV?

Debra Taddeo

Gov. Scott, keep up the Great Work...I applaud you for your courage to stand up and do something as important as protecting our elections. The only reason someone would want to stop your efforts...are those that are moe interested in cheating the system to win. I thank you for having the backbone to stand up to these cheaters.

Fred Kiehl

The fact that there a disproportionate number of minorities on the list is because they are not citizens, and they have come here from countries nearby which are populated by majorities in those countries, who are minorities in this country. The purpose of the expungement is to remove foreign nationals, and dead people from the roles. The list SHOULD contain mmore US proportionate minorities. Governor Walker is doing exactly what he should be doing. The few people who have to verify their status should be proud to do so, and be proud that the state is protecting the integrity of their vote. Those who do not respond, are probably not going to vote anyway, so it will not affect the outcome.

Jack Son

Gov. Scott is doing the right thing. MoveOn wants to make this a race issue rather than a legal verification. We wouldn't even be faced with the problem if our federal govt were enforcing our current immigration laws.


Governor Scott is making the tuff and correct decisions. Keep up the great work on purging the voting rolls of unauthorized voters.

Vincent Falvo

Our votes are precious and must not be abused by those who are not responsible and legitament citizens..

Donna Rembicz

Gov. Scott, my mother always said to do the right thing and you won't regret it, so purge the system and remove the illegals, felons and dead. Stand firm and while your at it require photo I.D.'s at the polls.
Thanks for the great job your doing as our Govenor.


Thank God for honesty. The Governor is preventing non-citizens(who can't vote) from voting, what exactly is the problem?


We say to George Soros's supported MoveOn, Get OUT of our state!This is about pure "THEFT" of votes! You will not get away with it this time!


I cannot speak for others. However, I can speak for myself. I know there are some people who will think that I am a democrat due to what I am posting. However, that is furthest from the truth. The truth of the matter is, I do not condone any type of election fraud whether it is committed by Democrats -or- Republicans.

I believe the United States and/or any State within the United States has the constitutional right to purge their election role in non-election year wherein it will not have an effect on any upcoming election. However, I do not believe that the United States and/or any State within the United States has the constitutional right to purge their election role just prior to any upcoming election if it deprives even one eligible voter of their lawful right to vote. This is due to the fact, that election fraud cannot be prevented by any State who purges their election role to eliminate election fraud and at the same time commits election fraud themselves, by depriving eligible voters of their lawful right to vote.

The following is just something one might want to think about.

Article XV. Section 1. of this nations constitution states: “The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude.”

Now consider what Abraham Lincoln had to say about our nations constitution and how we as Americans can loose of our freedoms “Liberty"

“Don't interfere with anything in the Constitution. That must be maintained, for it is the only safeguard of our liberties.”

“We the people are the rightful masters of both Congress and the courts, not to overthrow the Constitution but to overthrow the men who pervert the Constitution."

“America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.”

There are some of our elected officials both in the federal government and our local state government who have perverted our nation’s constitution and, therefore, no longer represent us, the people.

Now, one needs to consider the fact that “Servitude is often described as a condition in which one lacks liberty especially to determine one's course of action or way of life” and that “Hitlerism imposes servitude not only on the body but on the mind and even on the spirit.”


Thank you Governor Scott. We need to do the same in Texas. No one should be voting who is not registered.

Don Myrick

Those who oppose commonsense voter qualification and identification obviously expect to benefit politically from organized vote fraud.

Colleen riddle

Rick Scott brings dishonor to his office and to all Floridians that he swore to represent!
The FEDERAL COURTS had to intervene to halt Scott's obvious efforts to take away thousands of Floridians right to vote this november.
"Doing a great job"??? Are you serious?? The fed courts have to stop him from being a racist!!
He doesn't represent this lifelong Floridian!
Rick Scott is a Cheat and a Crook....in addition to a RACIST!

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