By Yaël Ossowski | Florida Watchdog
TAMPA— Honoring years of legal precedence, a federal judge has ruled that maintaining fair and legitimate voter registration rolls is probably a good idea, especially in the vote-challenged state of Florida.
Bucking the demands of the Department of Justice, U.S. District Judge Robert Hinkle, of the Northern District Court in Tallahasse, ruled on Wednesday that the state of Florida is well within its right to remove ineligible and deceased voters from its voter rolls.
Previous examinations by the state yielded a list of over 200,000 suspected ineligible voters still on the registration lists across the Sunshine State — non-citizens and deceased citizens alike.
“People need to know we are running an honest election,” said Hinkle in the 27-page ruling handed down on Wednesday.
Attorney General Eric Holder, who has himself been the victim of voter fraud, initially criticized the election-legitimizing efforts of the state of Florida for concerns about a “systematic voter purge” that violated the National Voter Registration Act.
But, alas, what does this positive ruling mean for the nearly 11 million registered voters in the Sunshine State?
It means that the state can continue with making every one of those 11 million votes count. It means that the perilous fate of rigged elections that doom third-world nations and help sustain autocratic dictatorships won’t see the light of day in our great state.
It means that the Great-Grandmother Jones won’t achieve that coveted milestone of voting in the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries, decades after her passing.
It means that dedicated fraudsters won’t be busing in hoards of individuals to vote under names they are assigned as the bus pulls up to the polling place.
It means that, at least this time around, Florida can be a model of a perfect and fair election, free of the irregularities and costly mistakes that have doomed our name in the past.
We should all cheer the return to sanity in our state.