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Governor Rick Scott Once Listed As Dead In 2006, Voter Purge In Florida National Joke

June 15, 2012

For weeks the nation has been treated to one of the sadder chapters of how Republicans treat those they claim so earnestly to represent.

In Florida the controversy surrounds Governor Rick Scott’s attempt to purge ineligible voters from the rolls.  The federal government has fought back, and there are now a series of lawsuits over the matter.

At the heart of the issue is the faulty data that Scott and his administration are using that will result in the disenfranchisement of  legitimate voters.

A federal court has now blocked enforcement of Scott’s zealous drive to weed out voters that were described by officials as “harsh and impractical”.

But now comes the funny part.

Governor Rick Scott was required to use a provisional ballot in the 2006 primary and general elections because Collier County election officials had received a Social Security Death Index Death Record that led them to believe he had died on January 27, 2006.

In fact the deceased was Richard E. Scott, who had the same birthday as the governor, December 1, 1952. The governor’s full name is Richard Lynn Scott.

Election officials verified that Scott was among the living and his ballots were counted.

 

One Comment
  1. Man MKE permalink
    June 15, 2012 4:00 PM

    Watching Scott at work, I’m not so sure of that “among the living” designation.

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