Florida politics produces very few no-brainer issues. There are even fewer when you can choose whether you want to side with logic or with criminal behavior.
Today’s no-brainer is the progressives’ argument against voter identification, perhaps the most irresponsible position in Florida politics today.
Gov. Rick Scott is not backing off a pledge to clear Florida’s voter rolls of non-citizens who illegally registered to vote. When the governor received word that the U.S. Department of Justice intends to sue Florida to stop its efforts to “purge” voter rolls, he announced he would sue the Obama administration to force the Department of Homeland Security to give Florida access to an immigration database that can confirm an individual’s citizenship status. A defiant Scott, stonewalled for nine months, is demanding that DOJ and other federal agencies immediately provide Florida with the tools it needs to identify dead and foreign voters still on the rolls.
“We want to have fair, honest elections in our state, and we’ve been put in a position where we don’t have a choice but to sue to get it,” Scott said. “I have a job to defend the rights of legitimate voters.”