Governor Rick Scott (R-FL) has remained silent in the wake of the GOP voter fraud scandal. Scott has heralded Voter ID Laws (aka: Voter Suppression) as a deterrent to voter fraud, and here we’re presented with a widespread case, which is ignored by the increasingly unpopular Tea Party Governor. Rep. Ted Deutch (D-FL) deems the inaction on the scandal to date as “shocking and hypocritical” given Scott’s relentless efforts to purge voters.
Think Progress reports:
Rep. Ted Deutch (D-FL) wrote Monday in a letter to Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R):
In light of the large and apparently growing voter fraud scandal engulfing the Republican Party of Florida, I urge you to immediately appoint a bipartisan task force to investigate the accusations and ensure that the integrity of our voting rolls will not be compromised by Strategic Allied Consulting’s deliberately fraudulent voter registration operations. I also urge you to ensure that that false registrations submitted by Strategic Allied Consulting do not remain on our rolls, and that you immediately investigative whether any employees involved in this scandal are still working for the Republican Party to register voters in Florida.
TP further notes, “Scott signed an unconstitutional 2011 suppression law which put major new restrictions on groups who work to register new voters, requiring third-party voter registration groups like Strategic Allied Consulting to turn in completed registration forms 48 hours — to the minute — after completion, or face fines.”
So, Scott undermined voter registration groups in order to implement groups such as the RNC paid-for Strategic Allied Consulting, Nathan Sproul’s company.
FYI: The entity behind Scott’s Voter suppression is ALEC, in an effort to beat Obama.