Supervisors Investigate Illegal Voters

By: Whitney Ray Email
By: Whitney Ray Email

Tallahassee, FL -- May 9, 2012 --

This is just part of a growing list of registered voters under suspicion. The Florida Division of Elections has identified more than three thousand people who are registered to vote, but may not be US citizens.

Division of Elections Spokesman Chris Cate says the people in question are probably here legally, they’re just not citizens.

“We are not talking about illegal immigrants who are getting onto the voter roles in this case, we’re talking about people who have legally gone through the processes with highway safety to obtain a drivers license which is absolutely okay for a noncitizen to do, but they can’t vote,” said Cate.

The state began compiling the list earlier this month. It’s been given to Florida’s supervisors of elections. And they’re being asked to check the status of the registered voters.”

Most of the names are from South Florida. Six were given to the Leon County Supervisor of Elections.

“There may be six individuals who potentially shouldn’t be registered to vote. So we are in the process of doing the kind of research necessary to confirm if the information is correct or not,” said Ion Sancho, the Leon County Supervisor of Elections.

If supervisors still can’t verify someone’s citizenship they’ll contact the person and give them 30 days to prove they’re legally able to vote.

“We have to do the research before we notify the individuals,” said Sancho.

There is still no proof any of the people on the list have cast ballots, but every one who registers to vote has to check a box confirming they're a US citizen. Lying on the form is a third degree felony. If supervisors of elections discover that someone has illegally voted, they turn the name over to the state attorney and it’s up to them whether or not to press charges.

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  • by Tallahassee Resident on May 10, 2012 at 08:12 AM
    Innocent until proven guilty: nobody should lose their right to vote until the _state_ can prove an already-registered voter is not a citizen--this should be fairly easy.
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      by Anonymous on May 10, 2012 at 08:28 AM in reply to Tallahassee Resident
      do not confuse criminal and civil.......
  • by Paul on May 10, 2012 at 05:29 AM
    Potentially, may be. I just want to know how many. As many as 6 in Leon County? I hope this doesn't turn out to be another boondoggle like the drug testing of of the welfare recipients.
  • by Anonymous on May 10, 2012 at 05:00 AM
    Just left the cemetery and found eight active Democratic voters...........
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      by Anonymous on May 10, 2012 at 01:07 PM in reply to
      Not very impressive. Must have been a small cemetery.
  • by Gerry on May 10, 2012 at 04:59 AM
    1. Boarding an airplane 2. Writing a check 3. Cashing a check 4. Using a credit card 5. Driving a motor vehicle 6. Applying for a business license 7. Applying for permission to hold a protest or rally 8. Securing employment 9. Purchasing a house or real estate 10. Renting a domicile 11. Renting a motor vehicle 12. Purchasing a firearm (Includes BB guns) 13. Applying for a hunting license (waived for 16 and 17 year olds when their legal guardian provides a photo ID) 14. Applying for a fishing license (waived for 16 and 17 year olds when their legal guardian provides a photo ID) 15. Purchasing alcoholic beverages 16. Purchasing tobacco or products that contain nicotine 17. Purchasing a motor vehicle 18. Initial registration of a motor vehicle 19. Applying for a building permit 20. Receiving prescription medicine 21. Purchasing OTC medicine that contains pseudoephedrine 22. Serving on jury duty 23. Getting a bank account 24. Cash transactions of $5000.00 or greater 25. Sales tax exemption for people aged 80 26. Voting in a union election
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      by Reagan Republican on May 10, 2012 at 08:31 AM in reply to Gerry
      You are so has to have an ID o function in society and now we are picking on the poor because they cannot get an ID to vote? Proves they are illegal
  • by Badger Location: Just Roaming on May 10, 2012 at 04:56 AM
    To The Supervisor of Elections. While your offices are investigating None US Citizens Voting. Look into Legally Registered Voters that are Registered to vote in more than one county. During the late Presidential Election. While standing in the line waiting to Vote. I and two others over heard three people discussing, Who they had just Voted for (Including for President) in another county were they were registered and know were going to vote again (Including for President) in the county they were in at the time. During their conversation it was understood that their families owned property in both counties. Allowing them to register to Vote in both counties. This is fine as long as it is on County Electoral Votes Only. Persons allowed to Vote in multiple counties should be limited to only one county for casting there Presidential Vote. Just A Thought!!!
  • by Georgia Boy Location: Cairo on May 10, 2012 at 04:21 AM
    This is just the tip of the iceberg. They are those who were reported. There is nothing wrong or difficult about asking people to prove their citizenship. And it should be mandatory when registering to vote. There is also no reason a picture ID would be a hinderance to voting. It might be an inconvenience, but if someone has the desire to vote they WILL get a picture ID.
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      by Anonymous on May 10, 2012 at 07:44 AM in reply to Georgia Boy
      Boy is right, many old citizens do not drive and in the past have never needed a picture ID to prove their citizenship. It is hard enough for them to get around, but boys like you are trying to prevent them from exercising their right to vote.
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        by Reagan Republican on May 10, 2012 at 08:32 AM in reply to
        no just trying to prevent illegals from exercising their non-rights to vote for Obama
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        by Anonymous on May 10, 2012 at 10:50 AM in reply to
        Funny....considering bus lines run right by many places to get an ID.
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      by Anonymous on May 10, 2012 at 09:50 AM in reply to Georgia Boy
      Invest in a dictionary. The word is "hindrance." If one does not have a picture i.d., it is not just an inconvenience, it is an expense. That's the idea, isn't it?
  • by mc on May 10, 2012 at 03:56 AM
    Remember with this administration there are no illegal immigrants, only undocumented Democrats!
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      by conservative democrat on May 10, 2012 at 08:32 AM in reply to mc
      Dont' know whether to laugh or cry
  • by Surprise Location: leon county on May 10, 2012 at 02:51 AM
    Well its about time. too many of these folks voted inc. dead folks in the 2008 election thats got us in the mess where in now. I'm a Conservitive not a Repulican there is now a big diffrence. (wink) No excuses this time its plain and simple vote for the guy thats not a Commie and help save whats left of our Republic or whats left after we vote this bunch out. (cool)
  • by USF 83 Location: City of Tallahassee on May 10, 2012 at 02:34 AM
    VOTE, encourage your neighbors and friends to vote, be vigilant, as steps are being taken to restrict YOUR right to select the individuals you want to represent you, and/or approve the changes to and new laws you want enacted that fosters and promotes the health, safety, and welfare for us all. VOTE
  • by CAM Location: Afghanistan on May 10, 2012 at 12:32 AM
    How can you say a political party can manipulate the voting process. Every person that wants to register to vote must show proof of citizenship before being allowed to register. If that were being done we would not have this issue now. I am for all citizens to have the right to vote and believe they should exercise that right so make a difference in our form of government. Merely showing a state drivers license and swearing one is a citizen is not enough. Our legislators should pass a bill making it mandatory for all person to show proof of citizenship. I too, am a registered republican. Passing such a bill would not discrimante against anyone.
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      by Anonymous on May 10, 2012 at 09:55 AM in reply to CAM
      You're a genius. Sleeping under bridges is illegal for everyone. The law against sleeping under bridges applies equally to rich and poor. Is this what you mean?
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