Even Republicans Are Questioning Rick Scott
They’re calling his actions on online voter registration “perplexing” and “inaccurate.”
A bill unanimously passed a Senate committee Thursday that would enact online voter registration in Florida, but Scott’s administration issued a report outlining a number of criticisms in response. In the report, the Division of Elections says the bill would present risks and challenges to the voter registration system, an argument that even Republican election administrators in the state say is erroneous.
“Malicious cyber-attacks and non-malicious malfunctions could potentially wreak havoc on an online voter registration system,” the report said. “Given the increasing prevalence of identity theft an online voter registration system could potentially increase the chances of votes being cast by someone other than the people actually registered to vote.”
The report also noted that not all citizens have access to a personal computer or internet connection — even though registering to vote on paper would still be permitted — and warned that “if the websites for online voter registration are not sufficiently user friendly, frustrated applicants may give up on registering to vote altogether.”
But Republican elections administrators David Stafford and Brian Corley told the Tampa Bay Times they did not understand Scott’s report. “Their analysis is inaccurate at best,” Corley said. “I’m a little perplexed at their erroneous facts.”
The online voter registration bill would take effect in October 2017 because Florida Secretary of State Ken Detzner (R) said the state would not be able to implement online registration before next year. Dentzer has said he endorses the legislation, given the longer time frame…
Gov. Scott’s critique of the legislation is no surprise given his prior attempts to stifle voting in Florida. In 2012, Scott and other GOP lawmakers passed a number of election laws that made it more difficult to vote, including cutting the number of early voting days and restricting voter registration. The efforts ended up causing massive lines and chaos at the polls. After the election, Florida Republicans admitted that the election law changes were geared toward suppressing minority and Democratic votes.
Scott also oversaw a controversial and error-riddled voter purge which was ruled illegal because it was conducted too close to the 2012 election and accidentally disenfranchised voters.
Obewon April 3rd, 2015 at 8:47 am
From 2000 to 2010, just 33 vote fraud convictions of 400 M+ votes cast prove “Florida Republicans admitted that the election law changes were geared toward suppressing minority and Democratic votes.” Today not many are dim enough to vote for the 89% white GOP and 95% Tea Klan.
Per GWB’s HAVA online registration, or any other voter registration requires a certified U.S. Birth certificate/Federal ID, proof of address, bank mortgage or lease statements and SIGNATURE matches on your FEDERAL ID and at your precinct before any vote is cast.
Paranoid Repubs are afraid voters will figureout they only vote 57+ times to impossibly repeal the ACA, never passing real laws saving $6 T+ from Greedy Oligarch Party donors.
John Tarter April 3rd, 2015 at 9:02 am
And the reason the leftist Democrats want unfettered illegal immigration is? Yes, that’s right, to increase votes for themselves. It’s a proven fact, you bring in low information, unskilled people, give them generous stipends from the government and they will vote for your side. See, this works both ways, right Bucko?
Obewon April 3rd, 2015 at 9:15 am
You’re ignorant having no memory of factbased reality:
Per GWB’s HAVA online registration, or any other voter registration requires a certified U.S. Birth certificate/Federal ID, proof of address, bank mortgage or lease statements and SIGNATURE matches on your FEDERAL ID and at your precinct before any vote is cast. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Help_America_Vote_Act Foreigners can’t vote.
Hirightnow April 3rd, 2015 at 9:43 am
Your first two words were enough for any of Tater’s posts.
John Tarter April 3rd, 2015 at 1:39 pm
Motor Voter and illegals allowed to get drivers licenses takes care of that. No citizenship, no problem!
Shades April 3rd, 2015 at 3:31 pm
Just when I think you can’t possibly devolve any further…
Obewon April 3rd, 2015 at 7:30 pm
What state drivers license LABELED “non-citizen” allows voting? D’oh!
majii April 3rd, 2015 at 7:37 pm
There are non-citizen immigrants voting in every state in the dark, dank recesses of Tater’s mind!
cogitoergodavesum April 4th, 2015 at 8:47 am
Does John Tarter ever apologize when you point out that he got something wrong? Does he stop repeating his “mistake” on other threads?
Obewon April 4th, 2015 at 9:49 am
Recently at 10 AM @JohnTarter posted an apology saying ‘sorry I’ve had more to drink today than usual.’ It must be bad enough to begin life with a brain cell deficit, only to deepen the IQ divide by incinerating brain cells for breakfast.
bpollen April 4th, 2015 at 12:39 am
Wouldn’t it be a crime? Voter fraud? Didn’t conservapigs fix that yet?
Hirightnow April 3rd, 2015 at 9:45 am
Who was it sent out checks that the U.S. could ill afford, right around election time 2008?
tracey marie April 3rd, 2015 at 12:18 pm
stop talking about you low info unskilled teabaggers and white supremacists that way, we know your kind are mentally challenged due to the disease of hate and head in butt.
jasperjava April 3rd, 2015 at 6:34 pm
Hey, dumbass, did you figure out the difference between an immigrant and a refugee yet?
fahvel April 4th, 2015 at 3:47 am
tooth decay just keeps spewing his meaningless mush – whenever anyone responds it encourages him to continue breathing.
DrakeMallard April 16th, 2015 at 5:15 pm
Presenting “erroneous facts” is lying.