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RPOF uses voter purge as pro-Scott message

Rick-scott-email-florida-grantedWith a heady surge of voter approval over his handling of the voter purge, and a recent decision by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to give the state access to its immigration list, the Republican Party of Florida sees a message moment.

They want Floridians to spread the word that Gov. Rick Scott, whose approval ratings have been like quicksand, has had a victory.

In a letter to RPOF supporters today, Gov. Rick Scott does something rare in politics. He doesn't ask for money. Instead, he touts the "significant victory for the integrity of our election system" and asks people to spread the word on social media.

Mark Ferrulo of Progress Florida sees the message as something else. "That certainly removes whatever veneer of non-partisanship was left on this affront to democracy and blatant attempt to disenfranchise voters they’d prefer not vote,'' he said in a statement.

Here's the email:

From: Rick Scott [mailto:RScott@RickScottForFlorida.com]
Sent: Tuesday, July 17, 2012 12:55 PM
Subject: Victory for Florida's Voters 

Dear xxx,

This week, the United States Department of Homeland Security granted our state access to its list known "SAVE" (Systematic Alien Verfication for Entitlements). With access to SAVE, we can and will proceed with our efforts to ensure non-citizens do not vote in future Florida elections.

This commitment from the U.S. Deptartment of Homeland Security marks a significant victory for the integrity of our election system. I appreciate your support of my effort to protect the integerity of our voter registration rolls throughout the Sunshsine State. Will you help me share this victory for Florida voters? Here are three ways you can help:

Share this graphic with your Facebook Friends.

Tweet this graphic to your Twitter followers.

Forward this email to your friends.

Sincerely,  Governor Rick Scott  

Sponsored by the Republican Party of Florida. Not paid for at taxpayer expense.


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Big Voice

Well if they had not given Scott the database the left would have promoted it as a big loss. It is in fact a win for Scott and the State of Florida. Nothing wrong with taking non citizens off the voting roles. They have no business there in the first place and the timing of taking them off matters not.


Well ... he's preaching to the choir, because most Floridians see that keeping non-citizens off the voter rolls is basic, civilized, common sense.

Of course, he and his people just don't get the reality that many people like his policies, but don't like him, and aren't going to change their mind about him.

The state being able to access this database is a good thing and the Obama administration should not have opposed it, because that opposition makes them look un-American.

But the irony is that accessing this database of legal aliens won't fix the problem of mis-identifying WWII vets and other citizens as potential non-citizens.

The Scott folks need to hire somebody brighter to show them how to use data and probability to take such legit citizens off the big list of suspects.


It is a victory for all of Florida. Of course, since Eric Holder's DOJ held out on it soooo long, now they will argue that the purge is too close to the Presidential election to count... Setting up the election fight of the century.

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