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Tom Fitton: Florida Needs to Fight Illegals on Voter Rolls Ruling

By    |   Tuesday, 17 Feb 2015 12:07 PM

Floridians should be demanding that their governor and attorney general appeal an April court decision that found illegal immigrants could not be purged from voter rolls within 90 days of an election, Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton said Tuesday on "America’s Forum" on Newsmax TV.

"Americans want clean elections and they want one Election Day, they don't want people voting over a series of months and they certainly want voter ID," Fitton said.

"They don't want aliens on the rolls who aren't allowed to be there to begin with and can't vote."

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Liberal activists in Florida challenged a Sunshine State program that would have removed illegal immigrants from the voter rolls. The Atlanta-based 11th Circuit Court of Appeals issued a 2-to-1 decision that the timing of Florida’s efforts to remove noncitizen voters violated federal law because it took place too close to the 2012 presidential election.

"That is a terrible interpretation of the law," Fitton said Tuesday. "The Florida state government hasn't appealed this as it should have in our view to the Supreme Court, asking them to review that lower court ruling."

Judicial Watch is asking Floridians to contact Republican Gov. Rick Scott and Attorney General Pam Bondi, also a Republican, "to let them know what concerns they have about the failure of the state officials so far to stand for clean elections."

"As Florida goes, it's a close game down there electorally. You don't want illegal voters on the rolls that can be used by any party to steal an election, and given Florida's importance in the Electoral College, stolen elections in the United States in terms of presidential campaigns."

The onus is on Bondi to explain why the decision hasn’t been appealed, Fitton said, adding that in Florida the governor is the key decision maker.

"Maybe he doesn't want to offend the Hispanic vote."

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