In perhaps one of the clearest signs yet of the threat that sane, logical, and patriotic governors bring to the ill-begotten Biden regime, the most recent weaponization of the Department of Justice against Florida Governor Ron DeSantis illuminates the degree to which Dems are running scared.
As they should be.
However, like typical Dems, their tactics are both abrasive, intrusive, and, all too often, apparently illegal.
As recently announced in a letter titled “Justice Department to Monitor Polls in 24 States for Compliance with Federal Voting Rights Laws.”
Humorously, the letter attempts to claim that a variety of states and counties may be engaging in so-called violations of civil rights.
“The Justice Department announced today its plans to monitor compliance with federal voting rights laws in 64 jurisdictions in 24 states for the Nov. 8, 2022 general election,” the letter began.
Ah, but of course.
Translation: Dems can’t stand the fact that states have autonomy over their own elections, and they attempted to intervene, on a federal level, for no reason whatsoever.
Though they gave plenty of nonsensical reasons as to why in their letter.
“Since the passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, the Civil Rights Division has regularly monitored elections in the field in jurisdictions around the country to protect the rights of voters. The Civil Rights Division will also take complaints from the public nationwide regarding possible violations of the federal voting rights laws through its call center. The Civil Rights Division enforces the federal voting rights laws that protect the rights of all citizens to access the ballot,” the letter announced pompously.
However, the problem with weaponizing the DoJ against DeSantis is the fact that no such “complaints” were registered in either Broward, Palm Beach, or Miami-Dade counties.
Counties that happen to hold the vast majority of Florida’s population.
Needless to say, this blatantly illegal tactic was smacked down by Brad McVay, General Counsel at the Florida Department of State.
Apparently, McVay had to remind the DoJ of the law, the law that it is allegedly tasked with following.
“Department of Justice monitors are not permitted inside a polling place under Florida law. Section 102.031(3)(a) of the Florida Statutes lists the people who ‘may enter any polling room or polling place.’ Department of Justice personnel are not included on the list,” McVay began.
Gotta love the specificity of McVay, who relies on the facts, rather than the emotional appeals, to put an increasingly polarized DoJ in its place.
“Even if they could qualify as ‘law enforcement’ under section 102.031(3)(a)6. of the Florida Statutes, absent some evidence concerning the need for federal intrusion, or some federal statute that preempts Florida law, the presence of federal law enforcement inside polling places would be counterproductive and could potentially undermine confidence in the election,” McVay added.
And, considering that the Biden regime sides with criminals over law enforcement, its efforts to “play cop” against DeSantis are laughable at best.
Especially since, as previously mentioned, no such complaints were lodged.
“None of the counties are currently subject to any election-related federal consent decrees. None of the counties have been accused of violating the rights of language or racial minorities or of the elderly or disabled,” McVay added.
Take that, DoJ.
McVay also added an array of other nonsense the DoJ attempted to get away with, making one thing quite clear: Not on DeSantis’s watch.
“Your letters simply provide a non-exhaustive list of federal elections statutes as the basis for this action without pointing to any specific statutory authorization. When asked for specific authorization during our phone call this evening, you did not provide any. Accordingly, the Florida Department of State invokes its authority under section 101.58(2) of the Florida Statutes to send its own monitors to the three targeted jurisdictions. These monitors will ensure that there is no interference with the voting process,” McVay added coolly.
Score for DeSantis … (another) loss for the DoJ.
Keep those victories coming!
Author: Ofelia Thornton