Mark Walker, a United States district judge in Florida, may rule in favor of the Florida Democratic Party’s motion to allow anyone who shows up at a polling place with an ID to vote, even if they are not on the state’s official voter rolls.
The Florida Democratic Party filed the motion Tuesday. Judge Walker, an Obama nominee, is hearing the motion on an expedited basis at 9:00 a.m. Thursday in the Federal District Courthouse in Tallahassee, Florida.
Democratic Party lawyers are arguing that Judge Walker’s decision last week to extend voter registration — due to Hurricane Matthew — makes it impossible to update voter rolls to reflect the correct information for any newly-registratered voters.
Lawyers, hired by the Republican Party of Florida, filed a Motion to Intervene in the case late Wednesday for the purpose of opposing the Democrats’ request to allow un-verified voters to cast regular ballots. Republican Party attorneys argued in a supporting legal memorandum that there is no basis to suspend Florida’s provisional ballot statute — which would invite the casting of fraudulent votes by ineligible voters.
“For many years, Florida law has provided that a voter registration application may be accepted as valid only after the applicant’s identity has been verified by election officials,” Attorney Daniel Nordby of Shutts & Bowen wrote in the Motion to Intervene filed on behalf of the Republican Party of Florida.
“This is accomplished by verifying the existence or nonexistence of the applicant’s driver license number, Florida identification card number, or the last four digits of the social security number provided by the applicant on his or her voter registration application. If the number provided by the applicant cannot be verified, the applicant is notified and provided an opportunity to provide evidence to the supervisor of elections sufficient to verify the authenticity of the number.”
If Judge Walker rules in the Democratic Party’s favor, there would be no legal recourse to stop potential hundreds of thousands of unverifiable voters from casting votes, lawyers with knowledge of the case told Breitbart News.
“If Judge Walker sides with the Democratic Party, we could be looking at bus loads of unverified voters casting votes from precinct to precinct until the end of early voting,” one source said.
Early voting in Florida, depending on specific dates set by each county, begins between October 24 and October 29, and ends on either November 5 or November 6.
A valid photo ID is required at each voting precinct in Florida. However, if Judge Walker rules in the Democratic Party’s favor, early votes will automatically be counted as regular ballots.
Judge Walker’s ruling, a source said, could set the stage for the largest voter fraud scheme in U.S. history.
For “the second time in a week,” the Tampa Bay Times reports, Judge Walker has “sided with the Democratic Party in a voting rights case in the nation’s biggest battleground state.”
Indeed, on Sunday, Judge Walker ruled that the state must provide a method for voters to fix signature problems on mail-in ballots before election day.
Judge Walker’s ruling on Sunday, the Miami Herald reports, was a win for the Democrat National Committee.
“U.S. District Judge Mark Walker’s ruling was a victory for the Florida Democratic Party and the Democratic National Committee, which sued the state Oct. 3 arguing Florida canvassing boards shouldn’t immediately reject a ballot if a voter’s signature doesn’t match the one on file,” the Harald reported.
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