BY SAM FIELDS
Civic activist Andrew Ladanowski has found a hobby. It’s going through South Florida voter registration lists for the names of famous/infamous ineligible voters still on the roles.
The media—in recent days the Sun-Sentinel and the Miami Herald– loves to take these non-stories and make them seem like scandals.
His two big fish are the infamous former football player and current con O.J. Simpson and Ponzi scammer Scott Rothstein.
But I suspect the Florida voter lists include over a million names that no longer are eligible to vote. If that sounds frightening, the reality is bupkis.
Many died. Most just moved.
In either case, voters, or their heirs, are about as likely to notify the Supervisor of Elections as they are to contact the county to cancel their library cards
There is no indication that Simpson, Rothstein or any of the dead are “voting” in Florida. It’s these kinds of stories that the GOP uses to wedge their way into laws to purge legitimate voters and suppress minority turnout with needless requirements.
Want Florida to spend millions on certified letters to everyone we suspect is ineligible to vote? Want to have the Supervisor of Elections spend countless hours–think $$$–holding hearings for voters trying to show that they are a “different Irving Goldberg” and not the dead one?
Florida voter purge is governed under FS 98.065 et. seq. An inquiry is initiated if the Supervisor gets back mail. Follow-up letters are sent. If they also come back, the voter is put on an inactive list for two Federal Elections cycles before being removed. The State is responsible to notify local elections offices about the dead and felons.
According to the person I spoke to at The Broward Supervisor of Elections Office, the total number of persons they suspect illegally voted in the 2012 Presidential election was….ZERO!
Note to Mr. Ladanowski. You need another hobby? I can suggest one that you can also do at home…and your computer is optional.