Two huge battles are under way in Florida that could have a major impact on the Presidential election and the validity of the voting process. These must be closely watched in the coming days.
First is a challenge to President Barack Obama’s eligibility to be on the Florida ballot. Democrat Michael Voeltz filed the challenge which claims that Obama is not a natural-born citizen as defined by the Minor v. Happersett ruling of the U.S. Supreme Court because Obama is not the offspring of two citizen parents.
In the case, Obama lawyers filed briefs claiming the discovery process would place an undue burden and expense on the State. Florida Circuit Judge Terry Lewis rejected that argument and ruled that Obama lawyers must cite the authority on which they based their argument that it isn’t necessary to have two citizen parents to be a natural-born citizen as required by Article II, Section 1 of the U.S. Constitution.
It is the first time that a judge hearing an Obama eligibility case has not dismissed it based on standing or “because the issue was settled by snopes” as one judge ruled. Lewis, who was appointed to the bench in 1998 by Democratic Governor Lawton Chiles, set a hearing for June 18.
The second case involves a looming battle between Florida election officials and the Obama Department of Justice and criminal enabler and racist Attorney General Eric Holder. The DOJ has ordered Florida election officials to stop their efforts to purge the voter rolls of “noncitizen voters.”
Florida officials are indicating they may fight the DOJ and have expressed frustration that the Obama Administration has stonewalled the State’s noncitizen voter hunt for nine months. Election officials say they have identified about 2,700 noncitizen voters. Florida was decided by just 236,000 votes out of more than 8.2 million cast in the 2008 Presidential election.