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Hispanic voter battle: Moveon.org launches TV ad telling Romney to condemn the purge

by Dara Kam | June 22nd, 2012

Moveon.org is launching a television ad in Florida urging Latino voters to tell presumptive GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney to “condemn the racist voter purge” now being defended by Gov. Rick Scott in federal court.

The TV ad, scheduled to air in Tallahassee next week, is part of a national effort to drum up support from Hispanic voters for President Obama in the November election.

Yesterday, a plane towing a banner reading “ROMNEY: CONDENA LA PURGA DE VOTANTES LATINOS” (Translation: “Romney: Condemn the Latino voter purge”) flew over Orlando where Romney addressed the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials annual conference.

Hispanics comprise the majority of a list of 2,700 potential non-citizen voters sent to elections supervisors by Secretary of State Ken Detzner in April. The controversial voter purge is the subject of three federal lawsuits challenging Scott and another by Scott against the Obama administration for failing to grant access to a federal database. The flagged voters turned out to include many were naturalized citizens and one decorated World War II veteran who said he was born in Brooklyn.

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3 Responses to “Hispanic voter battle: Moveon.org launches TV ad telling Romney to condemn the purge”

  1. Very Tired Says:

    I have noticed that most “Newspaper” have failed to mention that several people on this purge list are NOT citizens. What is worse, some of then DID vote.
    How is this any better that asking some people prove they should be allows to vote. If I need to show a State ID to fly, A state ID should be required to vote.

  2. Rob Says:

    So… a state ID can prove that you’re allowed to vote, that you’re a citizen? All you need is a state ID, just like many non-citizens legally have? I’m confused.

  3. Steve Says:

    Very Tired – That’s interesting but I have never heard, or read an article about illegals trying to vote or successfully doing so. It doesn’t make sense that they would risk getting deported or jailed just to vote. Would you?

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