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A Win?

So the Department of Homeland Security said fine, go ahead and use our data base for your voter purge, Florida.

Now the real fun begins because the primary key for the DHS data base is the alien registration number. You have to have that number to search the file and no one knows where Florida will get the numbers for the people they are trying to purge. Undocumented immigrants don’t have an ARN, and about the only people other than DHS and the IRS that would use them are individual employers, as it is treated like a Social Security number.

The DHS told the state that the data base wouldn’t help them, so now the state can waste time and tax dollars finding out for themselves.

2 comments

1 Badtux { 07.19.12 at 10:46 pm }

I wasn’t aware that voter registration cards had Social Security numbers on them., nevermind ARN’s…

2 Bryan { 07.19.12 at 11:32 pm }

To get a drivers license in Florida you have to show your Social Security number. Despite the clear statement that it cannot be used for identification, Florida tracks people based on their SSAN.

The SSAN is part of the DMV database, so it’s available for searching, but it’s not in the DHS data base.

Unless they print out the entire data base and hire people to search by hand, I don’t see the point of using it.

This entire operation should have been handled by the people elected to do it – the county supervisors of elections. There is no statewide system, nor are there any state standards for voter registration lists. It is a giant waste of money that the state doesn’t have.