As Tropical Storm Emily bellows over the middle of the state, another storm quietly rages behind the scenes of Sunshine State politics. This storm is turning the eyes and heads of Florida’s political elite to a place that hasn’t gotten this much attention since November 2000 – our voting polls.
Two months ago, President Donald Trump signed an executive order launching a commission to review alleged voter fraud and voter suppression throughout the country.
Thus far, the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity, headed by Vice President Mike Pence, has not yet yielded any conclusive results. The discussion now centers on that many states have refused to adequately cooperate with the President’s commission.
In a tweet, the President said this:
“Numerous states are refusing to give information to the very distinguished VOTER FRAUD PANEL. What are they trying to hide?”
Florida Secretary of State Ken Detzner, appointed by Governor Rick Scott, complied with the commission’s request for voter-roll data this past Thursday.