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  •  If Floridians don't bring Traitor Rick up on (4+ / 0-)
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    charges for this shit, then it will be clear for all time that they're helpless victims incapable of managing their own state.

    In Roviet Union, money spends YOU.

    by Troubadour on Sat Dec 29, 2012 at 02:59:18 PM PST

    •  "Dems to Justice Department: Probe FL. Election... (11+ / 0-)

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      But four members of the deadlocked commission – all Democrats – are independently requesting a U.S. Justice Department probe into the origins of the law, HB 1355, passed last year by the state’s Republican-controlled legislature and signed by GOP Gov. Rick Scott.

      And U.S. Rep. Alcee Hastings, D-Miramar, said Thursday that after four newly-elected Democratic congressmen are sworn in next month, bringing the state’s Democratic delegation to 10, he also hopes to take the issue directly to the Justice Department with their backing.

      “I’m going to try to get all 10 to sign on and we’ll see what the Justice Department does,” Hastings said. “After all, we have a smoking gun here.”

      Hastings said there was evidence in Florida of “possible criminal violations” of voting rights laws that warranted a federal probe.

      Hopefully, if the Democrats, and citizens keep the pressure on the Justice Department, an investigation will be done, the findings will be made public--and the crooks will be indicted.

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