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Why is it illegal votes are being counted? Why is it that we the people have to beg our elected to file an appeal on a ruling that allows illegal votes before the deadline on Friday 2/13/15?
Florida's Governor and Attorney General need you to hear from you!
You see, this past November, a federal court issued an astonishing ruling forbidding the State of Florida to remove unlawfully present aliens and other noncitizens from its voter rolls in the 90 days before a federal election.
Even more astonishing is the fact that - by all indications - Florida looks set to drop its appeal of this terrible and unprecedented ruling.
We desperately need you to contact Florida's officials to try to convince them to appeal this ruling by going to the United State Supreme Court!
As a supporter of Judicial Watch, you should know that this entire battle began after Florida initiated a systematic effort to remove ineligible voters from its voter registration lists after Judicial Watch alerted the State of Florida that failure to maintain clean voter registration lists violates Section 8 of the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA) - popularly known as the "Motor Voter" law. In response to our letter, Florida then took steps to remove 53,000 dead voters from the voting rolls and, quite reasonably, thousands of non-citizens.
But the Obama administration and allied leftist advocacy groups who oppose clean elections then went federal court to enjoin the state from continuing its purge of illegal voters from the voting rolls.
These challengers relied on a provision of the "Motor Voter" law which tells state officials how to go about canceling the registrations of voters who have moved out of state. The NVRA also mandates that such efforts must stop during the 90 days right before an election - also known as the "freeze" period.
Those challenging Florida's law argued that this 90-day freeze should apply as well to the effort to remove noncitizens - meaning foreign nationals, whether lawfully or unlawfully present in the U.S. - from the voter rolls!
Consider just how crazy that argument is. Noncitizens were never eligible to register or vote in U.S. elections in the first place - indeed, it is a crime for them even to try to do so.
Two separate trial courts tossed out both the Justice Department and its allies' claims and held that Florida could continue to remove unlawfully present aliens and other noncitizens from its voter rolls.
But last year, a divided three-judge panel of the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals agreed with the Obama-allied groups appeal and reversed the trial court's decision (the case is Arcia v. Florida Secretary of State). In an activist 2-1 decision, the appeals court held that Florida cannot systematically remove noncitizens from the voter rolls during the 90 days running up to an election. By the way, it is a felony punishable up to three years in prison to make a false claim of citizenship in order to register to vote! This issue is all the more urgent because of President Obama's refusal to secure our border and his lawless amnesty for millions of illegal aliens.
I think you will agree states should be encouraged to clean their voter rolls and to remove noncitizens. Now is the time to strengthen electoral integrity laws, not to weaken them.
I think you will also agree that Florida should appeal this ruling. If this ruling is allowed to stand, your vote could be cancelled out by an illegal vote!
Judicial Watch reached out to strongly encourage Florida's Governor Rick Scott and Attorney General Pam Bondi to appeal the decision, but their offices don't want to talk to us. Why on Earth would any Florida official fail to take action to protect clean elections in the Sunshine State!
Effectively, the State of Florida has until this Friday, February 13, 2015, to decide to appeal this ruling. That is just a few days away.
If you are a Florida citizen, I hope you will do four things right now!
First - please contact Florida's Governor Rick Scott at (850) 488-7146 or send him an email him at http://www.flgov.com/contact-gov-scott/email-the-governor/. Tell him that you want them to appeal Arcia v. Florida Secretary of State to the United States Supreme Court.
Second - call Attorney General Pam Bondi today and tell her you want them to appealArcia v. Florida Secretary of State. The main switchboard number for her office is (850) 414-3300.
Third - alert your Florida neighbors and friends to encourage them to call too. (Feel free to forward this email!)
Fourth - please make your most generous tax-deductible contribution to Judicial Watch today so we can continue to fight voter fraud and carry out all our work battling government corruption.
No other organization is fighting voter fraud like Judicial Watch, even going to court when necessary. And your support now will ensure Judicial Watch and our Election Integrity Project will have the resources to fight this battle and so many other election fraud battles we are waging across the country.
Please act today. Thank you!