Republican State Senator: Some Hispanics "Really Have No Business Voting Anyhow"

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Rep. Alan Hays
Florida will add two new congressional districts in 2012, and the Senate Reapportionment Committee is meeting to determine where to place those districts. One of the leading plans includes carving out a new district in Orange, Osceola and Polk counties that would create a strongly Hispanic-leading district.

Well, Republican state Senator Alan Hays doesn't like the idea, because he thinks that means illegal immigrants will be voting.

"Before we design a district anywhere in the state of Florida for Hispanic voters, we need to ascertain that they are citizens of the United States," Hays said during the committee's meeting today. "We all know there are many Hispanic-speaking people in Florida that are not legal. And I just don't think it's right that we try to draw a district that encompasses people that really have no business voting anyhow."

Hays isn't convinced that the state's new draconian voter registration laws, which require a whopping three forms of ID, will be enough to deter illegal immigrants from voting.

Also never mind the fact that the population numbers come from the U.S. Census Bureau, which historically under counts illegal immigrants, as few actually fill out census forms.

Luis Garcia, the Miami Beach Democratic representative, has now demanded that Hays be removed from the committee in a letter to senate leaders obtained by The Miami Herald.

"For Senator Alan Hays to say that Central Florida's booming Hispanic community should not have full representation and warn that 'illegals' are the reason to ignore this sector of Florida's growing population is not only offensive, but serves no purpose in the contentious and challenging process of reapportionment," wrote Garcia.

Garcia, who is running for a U.S. Congress seat in 2012, also demands that Hays makes a public apology.

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7 comments
robcypher
robcypher

Typical Gators fan and Florida resident. *sigh*

Amarilys Sanchez
Amarilys Sanchez

"Hispanic - speaking people?" This guy is really an idiot!!! Illegal immigrants are not just hispanic people. They also come from Europe and Asia and everywhere else in the world.    

Sonia Castillo
Sonia Castillo

The crud on his teeth must be rotting his pea brain. I speak english and spanish, not hispanic. I'm also a registered voter.. this fool won't have to worry about us spicks anymore,  we are going to vote his dumb dunkey butt out of the Senate.

Yaniel
Yaniel

The guy sounds like a huge bigot, but what he said and what the title to the article says are not the same thing. 

Jules Winnfield
Jules Winnfield

Republican bigot, wow, you just don't see that every day.

MissFern
MissFern

wow.  just wow.  nice gators grill, asshole.

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