While I’m in some re-training to try and get a job, I’ll take a quick peek at some news and see if anything catches my eye.
Yep, here’s some …
Now, I’m all for “playing by the rules.” If the laws state that only U.S. citizens can vote, by golly, that’s the way it should be. But Republican Florida Gov. Rick Scott said something in the article linked above that caught my attention.
“Over 50 of them have voted in our elections,” Scott said of “almost 100 individuals” who had registered to vote in the state who are not U.S. citizens. “I have an obligation to enforce the laws of our land. You don’t get to vote in Florida if you’re a non-U.S. citizen.”
That’s where the rules are now getting blurred. After all, didn’t the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision open up free speech to multi-national corporations and the money they can contribute to political campaigns? Doesn’t that effectively give non-U.S. citizens a very powerful voice in our elections? Has Gov. Scott given that any thought? Is Gov. Scott now willing to raise a strong fuss about Citizens United, as part of his “obligation to enforce the laws of our land?”
Until tomorrow …
- FL Gov. Rick Scott Defends Voter Registration Push On CNN: ‘Homeland Security Has Been Stonewalling’ (mediaite.com)
- BREAKING: Governor Rick Scott Announces Florida Will Sue Obama Administration Over Voter Purge (thinkprogress.org)
- Rick Scott to Sue DHS for Access to Immigration Data for Voter Purge List (news.firedoglake.com)
- How Florida Governor Rick Scott Could Steal The Election For Mitt Romney (thinkprogress.org)
- Dear Friend… (hbhenderson.wordpress.com)
- All 67 Florida Election Supervisors Suspend Governor Rick Scott’s Voter Purge (theobamacrat.com)
- Florida County Supervisors Resist Voter Purge (ibtimes.com)