Congressman Allen West declares, Eric Holder “A Partisan Political Hack”

Feds Order Florida to Stop Cleaning Voter Rolls


June 1, 2012


Looks like it’s time for a throw down – The U.S. Department of Justice and its highly compromised Attorney General Eric Holder are ordering Florida to halt its removal of ineligible voters – i.e. non-citizens and the deceased from its voter rolls.

This order comes in the midst of Florida Secretary of State Ken Detzner’s repeated requests for the federal government to provide state authorities with U.S. citizenship data; and county-level Supervisor of Elections, such as Palm Beach County’s Susan Bucher, who are refusing to send letters to individuals requesting clarification of their voter eligibility status.

“Federal law expressly requires your agency to respond to state inquiries to verify or ascertain the citizenship or immigration status of any individual within its jurisdiction for any purpose authorized by law. “Yet, after nine months of requests, we have not been granted access to that information or any other available DHS database.”  ” Florida Secretary of State Ken Detzner in a letter to DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano.

Under federal law, Florida must obtain approval for changes in voting procedures because five of its counties are still covered by the Voting Rights Act of 1965 – those counties being Collier, Hardee, Hendry, Hillsborough and Monroe. We now have an out of control and manifestly corrupt U.S. Department of Justice that not only does not want to ensure that only eligible individuals are allowed to vote, it has busied itself with filing lawsuits against states including Arizona, Alabama, Utah and South Carolina for their enforcement of federal immigration laws that the federal government itself refuses to enforce.

Predictably, local media have seized on to the stories of individuals who received letters from the state requesting clarification of their citizenship status that were likely mistaken – no thanks to federal authorities for coordinating with Florida’s efforts to remove ineligible voters from the roles.

Even more predictably, Democrats are crying foul because these efforts come less than 90 days before a federal election, which in this case Florida’s primary election is Aug. 14 – even though the process to begin to identify ineligible voters and the deceased began last year.

Congressman Allen West has forcefully responded to Attorney General Holder’s assault on Florida’s sovereignty:

“Attorney General Eric Holder is not about the blind execution of justice in America, he is nothing more than a partisan political hack that does not understand Federalism nor the Tenth Amendment. This is another example of the desperation emanating from the Obama administration since their economic, energy, and national security policies have failed. It is evident that the Obama administration, and indeed the President, does not believe in integrity in our electoral process.

They do however believe in the interfering into the States’ ability, South Carolina and now Florida, to guarantee fair elections for America, by Americans. Eric Holder is a national embarrassment who should resign, if not, then he is a liability for President Obama, and I for one will ensure the American people recognize that fact.”  

Congressman Allen West



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