Obama Admin Caves To Florida, Save Database Access To Stop Non-Citizen Voters
After 11 months of stalling, Obama’s DHS will release information Florida needs to remove illegal, non-citizen voters.
Reports this weekend note that President Obama’s Department of Homeland Security will reverse course and provide Florida with access to the SAVE database. After 11 months of stalling tactics and shortly after the U.S. Department of Justice lost in federal court, this victory is long overdue. Below is a statement from RPOF Chairman Lenny Curry reacting to the news:
“Floridians, and those committed to fair and honest elections across the nation, should celebrate this big victory. By federal law, non-U.S. citizens are not allowed to register or vote in our elections. Evidence across the state shows that some people have broken the law. That is wrong and must be stopped. The best tool we have to stop these illegal, noncitizen votes from being cast in our elections is for state officials to compare voter rolls to the federal SAVE database.
“11 months ago, Florida officials requested access to the database, but President Obama and his Department of Homeland Security stood in the way. Other states and Florida were left to find their own solutions with the resources they had. The only thing that overshadows this victory is the reality that our federal government spent nearly a year blocking efforts to ensure election laws are followed.
“Despite these obstacles to stopping illegal, noncitizen voters from interfering with honest elections, Governor Scott and Florida officials remained diligent and focused on their obligation to the law. I hope Floridians will join me in commending Governor Scott for his hard work to ensure we stop illegal, noncitizen voters from breaking election laws that protect our democracy.”