The state of Florida has backed down in their attempts to purge voter-rolls of suspected non-citizens. In the settlement of a lawsuit with civil rights organizations, Florida has basically rolled back the entire voter purge, including their initial list of 2,600 “potential non-citizens,” which ended up netting exactly one non-citizen voter, out of the 8.3 million who participated in the 2008 election there.
|By: David Dayen Wednesday September 12, 2012 1:15 pm|
|By: David Dayen Monday July 16, 2012 11:55 am|
The Department of Homeland Security will supply the state of Florida with a database that they can use to help verify their voter rolls, after an unfavorable court ruling forced their hand. The database is a registry of non-citizen residents.
|By: David Dayen Monday June 11, 2012 4:15 pm|
Last week the Department of Justice sent a letter to Florida officials warning that the voter purge violated at least two federal voting laws. It appeared at this point that Florida’s Governor and Secretary of State had little recourse than to quietly pull back. But today they announced a lawsuit demanding DHS immigrant lists, to win the right to purge people from the state voter rolls, despite the barely veiled intent to use this to disenfranchise Democratic and Hispanic legal voters.
|By: David Dayen Saturday June 2, 2012 12:00 pm|
According to the Palm Beach Post, all 67 elections supervisors in Florida’s 67 counties have suspended the voter purge planned by the Governor, Rick Scott, and the Secretary of State’s office.