Sunday, May 30, 2004

CNN asks Florida court for ineligible voters list

The No Confidence movement gains stronger traction with each passing day. Our challenge is less about convincing America that her democracy has deteriorated to a myth, and more about framing our plan as the best response. It is time we take responsibility and stop allowing ourselves to be lied to.

Read the CNN article (in GuvWurld archive, links to original)


A Florida state official acknowledged to CNN that the 2000 list contained errors -- in particular that it included felons convicted in other states, who are eligible to vote in Florida.

The 2004 list, according to the official, has been corrected to include only felons convicted in-state.

County elections officials were provided with the new list, as well as a list of voters who were possibly wrongfully denied the right to vote in 2000, and were asked to review both lists and submit any corrections to the state.

The official said that "most" of Florida's 67 counties had responded, but could not provide a specific figure.

This article is dated May 28, 2004, just one day after this Miami Herald article I wrote about. From that piece:

With less than six months to go before the presidential election, thousands of Florida voters who may have been improperly removed from the voter rolls in 2000 have yet to have their eligibility restored.

Records obtained by The Herald show that just 33 of 67 counties have responded to a request by state election officials to check whether or not nearly 20,000 voters should be reinstated as required under a legal settlement reached between the state, the NAACP and other groups nearly two years ago.

33 of 67 is a far cry from "most." This is all happening in the open, right before our eyes.

"There is no basis for confidence in the validity and legitimacy of the results reported in United States elections."

Read the No Confidence resolution.



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