Immigrant Florida Voters Told They Can’t Vote
Residents in 23 Florida counties report getting letters questioning their citizenship.
Via Loop 21:
Residents in Florida have reported getting official-looking letters telling them that their citizenship is in question.
The letters are fake, but they have gone out to predominately Republican voters where GOP officials have led efforts to keep those who are not citizens from registering to vote.
The letters have been reported in 23 counties so far and Department of State spokesman Chris Cate said it looks like an attempt to intimidate voters.
Republican Gov. Rick Scott, who pushed for the purge of noncitizens in the state, said Florida has “zero tolerance” for voter intimidation.
“Anytime anybody’s trying to prevent somebody from voting that’s a serious issue,” Scott said. “We’ll get to the bottom of it. We’ll turn over any violations of law to law enforcement. I expect law enforcement to prosecute those individuals.”
Florida’s Cubans, about half of the Latino population in the state, typically vote Republican. New Cuban immigrants also can become legal residents and US citizens simply by getting to the country because of the so-called “wet foot, dry foot” policy.
This is just ridiculous! People want to keep “certain” demographics from voting this election year, only because they realize how powerful our voice is.
How to report fake letters:
Escambia County: Any voter who receives such a letter in Escambia County should retain the envelope and all contents, and call the Escambia County Supervisor of Elections office at 595-3900 to report it.
Santa Rosa County: If anyone in Santa Rosa receives such a letter, call the Santa Rosa County Supervisor of Elections office at 983-1900.