As Hugh Hewitt says, If It’s Not Close, They Can’t Cheat. But in Florida, the Democrats’ ability to cheat may surpass any normal definition of “close.” Reuters reports: “Florida says 180,000 non-citizens may be on voter rolls.”
Florida election authorities are examining about 180,000 people who they say may not be U.S. citizens but are registered to vote in the state, an official said on Friday.
State officials are updating Florida’s voter rolls ahead of the U.S. presidential election in November. Florida is home to a large Latino population and is expected to be a critical swing state in the contest between Democratic President Barack Obama and presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney.
Florida’s Division of Elections said it is checking the citizenship of voters by comparing its databases with those of the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, which keeps track of whether a licensed driver is also a U.S. citizen. …
Officials in Florida have so far identified more than 2,600 potential voters who may not be U.S. citizens and sent their information to local election authorities, Cate said.
The Democrats always tell us there’s no such thing as voter fraud. But this aspect of the story is telling:
Cate said some Florida officials have asked the Obama administration to grant the state access to databases maintained by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to help determine who is a citizen.
“We’ve been requesting access, but have so far been denied,” he said.
Of course! It is looking extremely unlikely that Obama can carry Florida in any legitimate way, so we would expect his administration to do everything possible to facilitate fraud. It appears that the Democrats will have thousands of ballots to play with in Florida; we can only hope that isn’t enough to outweigh the votes of legitimate American citizens.