Eric Holder and his Department of Injustice’s request for a temporary restraining order to stop Florida from cleaning up its voter rolls was denied. Arguments were heard yesterday by a Clinton appointee, federal judge Robert Hinkle, who stated “leaving an ineligible voter on the list is not a solution. People need to know we are running an honest election.”
The DOJ’s claim that Florida’s program violated the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA) was ruled folly. For a refresher, the NVRA requires state governments to allow for voter registration when a qualifying voter applies for or renews their driver’s license or applies for social services like disability or food stamps. I’m no lawyer but it seems to me the spirit of the Motor Voter Act, is to provide a way to increase voter registration. How, exactly, does a non-citizen clean up of the voter list for accuracy purposes violate the NVRA? I don’t see it.
Apparently, neither did the judge.
What I find interesting is that the DOJ, after going public about Florida also violating the Voting Rights Act, didn’t even argue that claim during the hearing. Hans A. von Spakovsky, in the National Review wrote, “Not only did Justice lose on its bogus NVRA argument, it never even made a claim in its lawsuit that Florida was also violating the Voting Rights Act, a claim it had made in the media and in a demand letter sent to Florida.”
This is significant because, as the Huffington Post reported, “A coalition of voting rights organizations, including the Fair Elections Legal Network…the Florida Immigrant Coalition, the National Congress for Puerto Rican Rights and a local chapter of the Service Employees International Union,” have filed similar suits claiming Florida’s purge is a violation of the Voting Rights Act.
But if the DOJ didn’t even argue the point, obviously because it has no merit, where does it leave these other lawsuits?
The reality is that this is just another example of lefty-loons pursuing their typical race-based whining. No one can prove to any reasonable person, that removing ineligible people from a voter list is discriminatory. The argument is ridiculous. For whatever particular reason, these individuals are ineligible to vote. Therefore, regardless of their race, their politics or what they ate for breakfast, they should not be on the voter list. They are i-n-e-l-i-g-i-b-l-e.
Obviously, political ideology and not law, is the motivation for these suits. The only reason to fight for maintaining an inaccurate voter list is to exploit those inaccuracies.