Ballot battle: Gov. Rick Scott vs. Justice Department
Peter Johnson, Jr. weighs in
- Duration 3:42
- Date Jun 7, 2012
Peter Johnson, Jr. weighs in
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Thank you very much -- in the state of Florida announced yesterday it will not listened to Department of Justice orders to stop cracking down on.
Voters who may be in this country illegally.
In a letter sent to the DOJ Florida officials stated they will continue to purge voter rolls -- dead people.
Felons and people who aren't US citizen the DOJ insists what they're doing.
He is discriminatory went -- to her straight -- is Fox News legal analyst Peter Johnson junior morning -- needs it discriminatory.
The Department of Justice is playing the race card.
And the state of Florida says no we're playing by the rules need to be an American citizen here and so the state of Florida is now saying Sony.
That's what they're saying right of the federal government we're doing what's proper and what's constitutional.
The first requirement in the state of Florida is that you be United States citizen.
The DOJ is saying.
That you are impacting minority voters in the state of Florida and you're doing it on purpose.
It's part of the Montreal -- the federal government is factually.
In election year.
Where they say listen if you want to comply with the law if you wanna comply with the constitution which -- really doing is engaging in racially suspect.
And you're trying to decent franchise.
African American and Hispanic voters and what the state of Florida is saying is no.
We have identified about it -- -- 80000 people.
Who may not be registered voters properly because they're not citizens -- because they're felons or because they have some mental illness whether some other issue involved.
And they said the federal government they -- agenda Pellicano give us Celeste.
-- -- and the federal government says you can't have the list itself haven't -- say you can't have a list but we're gonna so -- I'm gonna call you racist okay.
This is what the secretary of state has issued Stephen wise if the state follow the federal demand that it would.
Voters cast votes which would cancel out the ballots.
Cast by lawful voters that would violate the US constitution.
That is a great point.
It it absolutely it's a great point and I think in the end there will be a lawsuit.
Because it's politically favorable for the federal government to bring a lawsuit.
And to catch these aspersions.
In the state that has Republican governor so you will see a lawsuit it will be political in nature in the end I don't believe that it will be dismissed.
And -- the law is that only five counties.
Are affected in the state of Florida with regard to the voting rights act right Justice Department going actually look at five counties with the state of Florida is saying it's.
If you're not a citizen.
You shouldn't be on the rolls along and we have a right amber upholding the US constitution by making sure that we take.
Non US citizens off the -- even the day before an election.
What does it matter the day before in ninety days a 180 days they're really not if there is -- this city they can't.
Vol three -- not a political issue constitutional issue.
Indeed and I want to go you said does so what is up Florida did try to say it'd be an essay so show me so that's the name -- -- his new segment if you have a question who weren't Peter Johnson junior.
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