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Florida election official to Rev. Al: We won't let Gov. Scott purge our voters!
pMSNBC ^ | Jun 6, 2012 | Aliyah Shahid

Posted on 06/07/2012 11:21:28 AM PDT by kevcol

Florida announced Wednesday afternoon it would ignore the Department of Justice's demands to stop its controversial voter purge, but a state election supervisor threw another twist into the story, telling MSNBC's Al Sharpton soon afterwards that he and his colleagues won't play along.

Ion Sancho, Leon County's supervisor of elections, told the PoliticsNation host that Republican Gov. Rick Scott can "do all he wants of this partisan endeavor" but that Sancho would not participate in a process he sees as illegal, adding that he spoke for a good number of his fellow supervisors.

The majority of us "will not conduct any illegal activity," Sancho told Sharpton. "We're going to ensure our voters are protected."

Sancho said that the purge would not be successfully executed without the cooperation of supervisors like himself.

"We are the hands, legs, head, feet and eyes of this process," said Sancho. "...I was independently elected by the voters of my county and I work for them."

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; Government; Politics/Elections; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: alsharpton; democrats; doj; elections; ionsancho; leoncounty; rickscott; votefraud
The majority of us "will not conduct any illegal activity," Sancho told Sharpton

Oh, the irony...
1 posted on 06/07/2012 11:21:47 AM PDT by kevcol
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To: kevcol
This is an important development … in 2000 the Florida margin in Bush v. ALGORE was only 537 votes

Send Gov Scott an email showing your support

“If the effect of the NVRA (Motor Voter) is to force a state to allow never-eligible non-citizens the opportunity to vote,” he wrote, “then the statute might violate the Equal Protection Clause of the Constitution, which guarantees that the right to vote cannot be denied by a dilution of the weight of a citizen’s vote.”

As for the Voting Rights Act claim, Detzner wrote, Florida already received federal permission to remove noncitizens, which is clearly spelled out in Florida law.

What’s more, the Voting Rights Act applies to only five Florida counties — Monroe, Hillsborough, Collier, Hardee and Hendry — and not the other 62 in Florida, including Miami-Dade, where about 1,600 of the 2,700 potential noncitizens were initially identified by the state in a database created by the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles.

About 500 people in Miami-Dade have been found to be lawful citizens and voters, and 13 noncitizens have been found. Two of them might have voted and could face prosecution. The county has been unable to verify the citizenship of more than 1,100 others.

Assuming the purge halts, those people could vote this year — even if some are noncitizens.

"Not a single eligible voter as far, as I know, has been removed from the voter rolls," Scott said Wednesday on WNDB radio in Daytona Beach, according to a News Service of Florida transcript. "Not one. And we’re working to keep it that way."

"Their vote should not be diluted by people who don’t have the right to vote," Scott said. "We need to be reviewing our voter rolls and making sure only those individuals who have the right to vote … are voting."

“This hardly seems like an approach earnestly designed to protect the integrity of elections and to ensure that eligible voters have their votes counted,” said the letter, written by Scott’s hand-picked secretary of state, Ken Detzner, a fellow Republican.

Detzner also submitted a list of four questions that he wants the DOJ to answer:

LETTER HERE

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2 posted on 06/07/2012 11:25:06 AM PDT by Elle Bee
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To: kevcol
Sancho said that the purge would not be successfully executed without the cooperation of supervisors like himself.

Scott's swift and certain reply should be, "You're fired."

3 posted on 06/07/2012 11:25:06 AM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (My dog, yes. My wife, maybe. My gun....NEVER!)
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To: kevcol

Going crazy that one of the sources for Democrat fraud will be taken away from them.


4 posted on 06/07/2012 11:25:36 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: kevcol
Sancho:.."I was independently elected by the dead and illegal voters of my county and I work for them."

That's better.

5 posted on 06/07/2012 11:27:40 AM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts
Scott's swift and certain reply should be, "You're fired."

My first thought, too... but can he do that?

6 posted on 06/07/2012 11:28:58 AM PDT by grobdriver
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To: kevcol
"...I was independently elected by the voters of my county and I work for them."

I bet your voters won't feel the same come your next re-election...............

7 posted on 06/07/2012 11:30:37 AM PDT by Red Badger (Think logically. Act normally.................)
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To: kevcol

just called the governor’s office (850-488-7146)

they are aware of this tool and what he’s said

i asked them to confirm that this person works under the governor, and they said yes. i asked that this person, and all others not following the governors orders, be fired immediately

i also requested that the governor continue to remove the dead from the voting rolls.


8 posted on 06/07/2012 11:37:03 AM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: kevcol

i’d recommend everyone to do the same (as #8)


9 posted on 06/07/2012 11:38:05 AM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: kevcol

I’d like to see all voter rolls purged every 10 years or so and you have to go and provide ID to re-register.


10 posted on 06/07/2012 11:42:20 AM PDT by Lou Budvis (Is it 2016 yet?)
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To: kevcol

Governor Scott is FOLLOWING THE LAW..tell Sancho Panza to go tilt at windmills an move to some other state...
Freegard
LEX


11 posted on 06/07/2012 11:43:17 AM PDT by lexington minuteman 1775
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To: sten
He's not appointed by the governor, he's an elected official, and probably can only be removed by the voters (which explains his desire to have "his voters" remain on the rolls).

The state can counter by telling him that they will therefore hold him personally responsible for any illegal voters found voting in his county, and will indict him as a conspirator.

12 posted on 06/07/2012 11:45:50 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (If I can't be persuasive, I at least hope to be fun.)
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To: kevcol
The majority of us "will not conduct any illegal activity," Sancho told Sharpton. "We're going to ensure our voters are protected."

Can anyone explain how having dead, illegal or felon voters canceling out your vote protects the majority of voters who are playing by the rules?

13 posted on 06/07/2012 11:48:50 AM PDT by YankeeReb
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To: kevcol
"We are the hands, legs, head, feet and eyes of this process," said Sancho...

You are fired.

Easy.

14 posted on 06/07/2012 11:49:17 AM PDT by Dead Corpse (Steampunk- Yesterday's Tomorrow, Today)
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To: kevcol

Ok, I looked it up. Leon County is the county that Tallahassee, our capitol is located in
94 thousand Democrats registered
48 thousand Republicans
28 thousand Others ( Florida has No party affiliation and maybe some minor parties)
The Florida panhandle is all conservative and GOP EXCEPT for Leon County.
So I hope Governor Scott can do something about this dunderhead who refuses to follow orders of the commander in chief of his state.
Freegards
LEX


15 posted on 06/07/2012 11:49:54 AM PDT by lexington minuteman 1775
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To: YankeeReb
Can anyone explain how having dead, illegal or felon voters canceling out your vote protects the majority of voters who are playing by the rules?

"Our voters" is like Holder's "my people". The ones who are playing by the rules aren't "his voters".

16 posted on 06/07/2012 11:53:26 AM PDT by tacticalogic ("Oh, bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: kevcol
The purging of voters in Florida will have to be a surgical endeavor as to not purge the votes of conservative Cubans in Miami Dade and not purge to votes of conservatives in the Florida panhandle.
17 posted on 06/07/2012 11:54:26 AM PDT by Uncle Slayton
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To: kevcol

He’s telling us where to look.


18 posted on 06/07/2012 11:57:24 AM PDT by tacticalogic ("Oh, bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: kevcol
Things that do not surprise you...

Ion Sancho, Supervisor of Elections for Leon County, watches as FAMU students march towards him at the Leon County Courthouse

And that march that he appears to be so enthusiastic about?

Sure, here you go...

http://www.meacfans.com/forums/showthread.php?8885-FAMU-Florida-s-most-talked-about-university-in-Election-2008

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19 posted on 06/07/2012 12:01:05 PM PDT by TLI ( ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA)
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To: Lou Budvis
Now THERE'S an idea yer a frakin genius LOUEY....damn fine idea....damn fine!
20 posted on 06/07/2012 12:03:55 PM PDT by jimsin
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To: PapaBear3625
He's not appointed by the governor, he's an elected official,

Just checked, and it looks like he ran unoppossed in 2004 (link) and 2008 (link).

Technically he was "elected", but with no one else on the ballot the last 8 years he won by default. He's up for re-election this year.
21 posted on 06/07/2012 12:07:39 PM PDT by kevcol
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To: kevcol
Florida announced Wednesday afternoon it would ignore the Department of Justice's demands to stop its controversial voter purge

To the outright Communists that infest Marxist Socialist News By Communists (M.S.N.B.C.), this is NOT controversial, unless to you communist bastards, stopping fraud is a controversy.

Gah.

22 posted on 06/07/2012 12:15:06 PM PDT by Lazamataz (People who resort to Godwin's Law are just like Hitler.)
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To: lexington minuteman 1775
Leon County is the county that Tallahassee, our capitol is located in
94 thousand Democrats registered

It seems that the liberals have overrun the Florida capitol and have become entrenched in government bureaucracy.

Work from within the system to change it was the recommendation/tactic, wasn't it?

23 posted on 06/07/2012 12:16:52 PM PDT by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: PapaBear3625

Fire him anyway. Apparently, playing by the Rules is for suckers.


24 posted on 06/07/2012 12:27:18 PM PDT by Dead Corpse (Steampunk- Yesterday's Tomorrow, Today)
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To: kevcol

The answer is simple - increase to penalties for vote fraud until no one would think of perpetrating it. (Bring back the chain gangs for those who would disenfranchise others through vote fraud!)


25 posted on 06/07/2012 12:31:49 PM PDT by The Duke
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

My thoughts exactly, although if it’s an elected position I don’t know if he can do that. Maybe somebody would have to sue those particular “supervisors” on Equal Protection violations...


26 posted on 06/07/2012 12:37:05 PM PDT by butterdezillion
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To: Biggirl
It took a hurricane to wash NO clean.

Pray. It's our only hope.

27 posted on 06/07/2012 12:43:29 PM PDT by rawcatslyentist ("Behold, I am against you, O arrogant one," Jeremiah 50:31)
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To: butterdezillion; Bloody Sam Roberts
Looks like Scott can do something about him:

Miriam Oliphant was the Supervisor of Elections [1] for Broward County, Florida, from January 2001, when she was elected to that position by over 65% of the vote, to November 2003 when she was suspended by Governor Jeb Bush for "...grave neglect, mismanagement and incompetence." (link)
28 posted on 06/07/2012 12:44:19 PM PDT by kevcol
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To: Uncle Slayton
The purging of voters in Florida will have to be a surgical endeavor as to not purge the votes of conservative Cubans in Miami Dade and not purge to votes of conservatives in the Florida panhandle.

Nope. The attitude should be, "If yer illegally voting, yer done. We don't care WHAT side yer on."

29 posted on 06/07/2012 12:44:59 PM PDT by Lazamataz (People who resort to Godwin's Law are just like Hitler.)
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To: philman_36

It seems that most state capitols are liberal Mecca’s. I’m not surprise a bit by this liberal tool in Leon County.


30 posted on 06/07/2012 12:54:23 PM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: grobdriver
Scott's swift and certain reply should be, "You're fired."

My first thought, too... but can he do that?

Maybe not but I bet he can have them arrested for obstructing justice or some other charge. Governor is carrying out his sworn duty to uphold the constitution and to interfere with it is illegal.

31 posted on 06/07/2012 12:58:23 PM PDT by calex59
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

Insubordination.


32 posted on 06/07/2012 1:05:19 PM PDT by Puckster
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To: fwdude
It seems that most state capitols are liberal Mecca’s.
Very telling, isn't it.
People tend to live close to where they work and if you work in government, well...you're more likely to be a liberal.

Some people just don't think about it and some things have to be pointed out.

33 posted on 06/07/2012 1:08:51 PM PDT by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: kevcol
The majority of us "will not conduct any illegal activity," Sancho told Sharpton

And what will the others be doing. Thanks for telling us which county's rolls to check out.

34 posted on 06/07/2012 1:19:32 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: kevcol
From this past February:

Protesters marched alongside FAMU students, legislators and members of the NAACP this morning in defense of their voting rights.

The 10th Annual State of Black Florida Conference continued earlier today with several morning events designed to arm the black community with political knowledge.

The group of a little more than 100 people marched from the Leon County Civic Center to Waller Park at the Capitol – the area between the Supreme Court and the back steps of the Capitol – and held a rally to protest against laws they said hindered their voting rights.

Leon County Supervisor of Elections Ion Sancho said the laws Gov. Rick Scott signed into effect last session are meant to confuse and frustrate voters to keep them away from the polls.



Leon County Supervisor of Elections Ion Sancho and Sen. Arthenia Joyner
host a discussion at the Leon County Civic Center.

35 posted on 06/07/2012 1:30:23 PM PDT by kevcol
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To: Uncle Slayton

Did we meet at Choctaw Bingo last Friday night?


36 posted on 06/07/2012 1:34:55 PM PDT by Lexington Green (''Those who bite the hand that feeds them will lick the boots that kick them.'' -- Eric Hoffer)
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To: kevcol

Hopefully he will then.


37 posted on 06/07/2012 1:46:01 PM PDT by butterdezillion
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To: kevcol; TLI
 
 
 
Going by the photos on this thread along with statements out of his own mouth (there are vids on Youtube also), he's involved in official misconduct. He's should be an impartial official, but he's obviously a militant activist using his office to further an adversarial agenda by corrupting the voting process in his jurisdiction. Another radical who needs the boot, right now.
 
 
 

38 posted on 06/07/2012 1:58:53 PM PDT by lapsus calami (What's that stink? Code Pink ! ! And their buddy Murtha, too!)
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To: kevcol; Joe Brower
Ion Sancho, Leon County's supervisor of elections, told the PoliticsNation host that Republican Gov. Rick Scott can "do all he wants of this partisan endeavor" but that Sancho would not participate in a process he sees as illegal, adding that he spoke for a good number of his fellow supervisors.

The majority of us "will not conduct any illegal activity," Sancho told Sharpton. "We're going to ensure our voters are protected."

I don't think Ion Sancho DOES speak for "a majority" of his fellow supervisors. Leon County is probably the most liberal country north of South Florida in the state. Monroe, Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach make up the unholy Quad of Liberalism in South Florida, and Leon County (home of Tallahassee) is where Sancho the punk resides.

Time for Governor Scott to appoint a special taskmaster over Sancho the Punk, to make certain the will of the people of Florida is obeyed.

39 posted on 06/07/2012 2:04:11 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: butterdezillion

This socialist democratic fraud works for the State of Florida not the obama regime. If he doesn’t follow an order from the Governor to abide by Florida’s wishes I would have his sorry rear end arrested and then can him. Enough with the pussy footing around.


40 posted on 06/07/2012 2:06:06 PM PDT by spawn44 (mu)
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To: Uncle Slayton
The purging of ineligible voters from the rolls is supposed to be a routine and daily “part of the job” for those employees in the various county elections offices.

Cubans can't legally vote in Miami Dade, or anywhere else in Florida.

Florida has many legal residents of Cuban heritage.
Most are USA citizens, thus they vote in elections.
Legal permanent resident aliens are not USA citizens, and as such, are not eligible to vote.
All visitors temporarily residing in Florida, foreign or USA citizens, are also not allowed to vote in Florida elections.

Florida also has many residents of Canadian, Haitian, Chinese, Mexican, New York etc heritage.
If they are USA citizens who declare Florida residency, they vote here.
If they are legal resident aliens or visitors, they are not allowed to vote here.

If anyone from any foreign nation is an illegal alien, they are not legally allowed to vote, drive, bank, or do much of anything in Florida, legally.

Is that all cleared up for you now?

Have I made Gov. Scotts position clear to you yet?

41 posted on 06/07/2012 7:09:48 PM PDT by sarasmom ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=xZsFe6dM3EY)
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To: lexington minuteman 1775

It is funny how liberals tend to huddle around all centers of powers like moths to a flame.


42 posted on 06/07/2012 7:13:32 PM PDT by Monorprise
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To: kevcol

The majority of us “will not conduct any illegal activity,” Sancho told Sharpton

Election officials who knowingly allow their constituents votes to be diluted with fraudulent votes should be prosecuted and imprisoned.


43 posted on 06/07/2012 7:14:00 PM PDT by W. W. SMITH (Maybe the horse will learn to sing)
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To: mass55th
Election "officials" in my KS County are "hired" not elected.

I believe that is the

Actually, people who work in the elections also here in KS, do so on a voluntary basis, so it is not only not an elected position but it is also not a "right."

I think that all election activities are run by the state's Secretary of State Office but no matter they are subjected to the laws of that state regarding all matters and the FL Attorney General can merely relieve that person of his job, seeing as how he is promising Rev. Al that he'll make sure no one is refused from voting!

44 posted on 06/07/2012 7:19:55 PM PDT by zerosix (native sunflower)
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To: Lou Budvis
Here in the State of KS, we had substantial problems and our Republican Sec'y of State pretty much refused to do anything and his office told me on more than one occasion, when I reported that more than three families were registered in a number of homes (a few of the couples had died, moved to retirement homes and moved out of state entirely.)

I was told by that same office that in the case of deceased voters, "they needed to notify the Secretary of State's Office" so that they could move forward to remove their names from the rolls, otherwise, that office was not going to remove their names!

I asked the lady answering the phone, if she didn't consider it a bit difficult for those who were deceased to notify their office to remove their names from the polls. She paused a while, then answered, they weren't able to arbitrarily remove people's names unless they had been first notified that the person was no longer registered in the area.

Fortunately, our new Secretary of State, Kris Kobach, has forcefully moved forward to remove names when they mail out post cards to an address and they are returned for "no longer living at that address."

As people do move from area to area as well as state to state, keeping the polls up to date is a challenge, that's exactly why the state employees a staff to do just that!

45 posted on 06/07/2012 7:30:40 PM PDT by zerosix (native sunflower)
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To: lexington minuteman 1775

Don’t forget Leon County is the home of Florida State University and we all know how liberal those smart college kids and faculty are. In addition, Tallahassee also has Florida A & M university, generally 98% minority Amish in population. This would account for the over infestation of Democrats.


46 posted on 06/07/2012 7:33:06 PM PDT by shortstop (It's too bad that stupidity isn't painful)
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self ping


47 posted on 06/07/2012 7:57:45 PM PDT by shove_it (just undo it)
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To: shortstop

Both colleges have been the home to major jihadist figures, antisemitism, black extremists, and anti-Americanism.

Now you know the whole story.


48 posted on 06/07/2012 9:15:27 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: kevcol

Another example of how important it is to have responsible & ethical people in any city, county or state post.

This man is openly defying election laws about whom is eligible to vote & he is the guy in charge!!!

I would like a county district attorney indict him for voter fraud.


49 posted on 06/08/2012 8:34:55 AM PDT by ridesthemiles
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