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June 13, 2012 - 7:57 am

Eric Holder sues another state for doing something perfectly within its rights, that the Obama ACORN administration doesn’t like.

The Justice Department on Tuesday sued Florida to block its effort to purge its voter rolls of non-U.S. citizens and to stop further attempts before the November elections.

The suit against the state and Secretary of State Ken Detzner alleges Florida violated its obligations under the federal National Voter Registration Act by conducting a “systematic program to purge voters from its rolls within the 90-day quiet period before an election for federal office.”

The suit also alleges Florida violated the law by using “inaccurate and unreliable” voter verification procedures, according to a statement by Thomas E. Perez, assistant attorney general for the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division.

Florida sought access to the most accurate information, in the federal SAVE database, least year. DHS rejected that request. Florida is suing DHS to get access to that database. DOJ says it is suing Florida in part because it isn’t already using the best information available, which is in that database, the one that DHS will not let Florida use. Maybe DOJ should sue DHS and cut out the middle man.

Behind all of that, DOJ is suing Florida to force it not to clean up its voter rolls, rolls which have been shown to list thousands of dead and illegible residents as voters. In any state that is a big deal, but in the state of the hanging chad, it’s a huge deal.

Bryan Preston has been a leading conservative blogger and opinionator since founding his first blog in 2001. Bryan is a military veteran, worked for NASA, was a founding blogger and producer at Hot Air, was producer of the Laura Ingraham Show and, most recently before joining PJM, was Communications Director of the Republican Party of Texas.
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