Mike Huckabee News
Jul 16 2012
Florida’s Republican Gov. Rick Scott scored a big victory over the weekend in his push to purge the state’s voter rolls of illegal aliens and dead people. The Obama administration has been fighting it tooth and claw, claiming that the Florida records were inaccurate and were unfairly disenfranchising legitimate voters, particularly Hispanics and Democrats, who’d have to prove they were citizens. Florida argued that there wouldn’t be so many inaccuracies if the Homeland Security Department would just let them use their current database, but they’ve been fighting it for months. But finally, in the face of a winning court ruling for Florida, the feds relented and said Florida can use the database.
My two cents on this: I never want to see any legitimate voter being blocked from voting. In fact, we should make it as easy as possible for everyone who is eligible to vote to do so. But one thing that’s seldom mentioned is that when Washington impedes state efforts to keep their voting rolls accurate, they’re the ones disenfranchising legitimate voters. Any time an illegitimate vote is cast, it cancels out the vote of a legitimate voter. In that way, vote fraud doesn’t just steal elections. It violates the most basic principle of democracy: majority rule. That should disturb any American more than the unfairness of Uncle Wilber not being able to vote, just because he’s been dead for 20 years.