Well…no. Actually not. Florida’s Republican governor Rick Scott, seeking to purge potential Democratic voters from the state’s voter rolls, pressured state electoral officials to conduct investigations of voter fraud in their jurisdictions.
From The Globe and Mail:
“Under pressure from the governor, the state’s electoral officials had initially flagged more than 180,000 names (many of them Hispanic-sounding) for checking. All but 2,600 of those initially flagged – some of whom turned out to be not only citizens, but military veterans with service in Afghanistan and Iraq – were quickly determined to be bonafide citizens and restored to the voter rolls.”
So when push came to shove, the rubber barely touched the road and this statewide search nabbed the state one, just one alien resident who has registered to vote, and voted in previous elections: one Josef Sever, an Austrian national.
Herr Sever illegally registered to vote so that he could then go and vote in at least the ’04 and ’08 presidential elections, and also, by the way, so he could, on four separate occasions, purchase guns and also apply for a conceal carry permit.
After being found guilty of fraud, Herr Sever will be deported back to Canada - back to Canada’s national health care – presumably without his guns.
About a few days after the election, then, Floridians should be on the lookout for fire-sale prices for Herr Sever’s guns on Craig’s List or eBay.
And yes, voter fraud is rampant in the United States, but the fraud is of those who make strident claims that illegal aliens are registering to vote. Why would one go to such a risk when the costs are high, and the rewards are non-existent.