Back in July, the Republican Party of Florida used party funds to promote Gov. Rick Scott's voter purge in Florida.
Now they're at it again, only this time they're using Rick Scott's voter purge to fundraise. (Emphasis mine.)
Gov. Rick Scott and the Republican Party of Florida are turning the effort to remove non-citizens from voting lists into a political fundraising appeal and are attacking President Barack Obama, Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson, former Gov. Charlie Crist and others along the way.
But Scott says the effort that once questioned the citizenship of as many as 180,000 registered voters isn't about politics.
"You see, unlike President Obama's allies, I don't view the world through a partisan lens," says a letter mailed by the party and signed by Scott. "I'm appalled that so many Democrats have stepped up to defend the right of non-citizens to cast ballots in Florida."
The letter tells donors if they agree with Scott's voter purge, to send a check to the Republican Party of Florida. It suggests amounts ranging from $25 to "$1,000 or more."
The Florida Democratic Party said the state GOP shouldn't be using the purge to raise money when it's been involved in its own voter fraud problem. The state GOP recently fired a firm it hired to register voters when it was revealed forged registration forms were being turned in.
"It's shocking and appalling that the governor and the RPOF would solicit money while they remain embroiled in an elections fraud scandal. The right to vote is the most sacred we have. Instead of asking for money for their political activities - which remain under investigation - the RPOF should explain to the voters the extent of their involvement in this scandal," said Democratic Party spokeswoman Brannon Jordan.
Sure Governor Scott, nothing partisan or political about it.
Never mind that Scott has yet to actually find more than a handful of actual non-citizen voters, from both purge number one, nor purge 2.0.
Never mind that voter fraud is less likely to actually occur than being struck by lightning, unless of course, the Republican Party is doing it. Then there's plenty of voter fraud to go around.
A few words to Governor Scott: No one, Democrat or otherwise has ever "stepped up to defend" letting non-citizen voters cast a vote and you know it. It's the actual citizens who have every right to vote that your little voter purge net have scooped up in the process of looking for those phantom non-citizens.
But Governor Scott, do tell us about those dead voters your party has registered, among others, please.
We're aware it's a "delicate subject" you don't want to talk about, but regardless, we're still waiting.