Democracy Now: Florida Restarts Controversial Voter Purge

Florida has resumed its controversial efforts to purge voters from the rolls less than six weeks before the November election. Officials in Florida recently said they’d used a federal immigration database to identify about 200 non-citizen voters. That number marked a significant downgrade from Florida’s initial claim of nearly 200,000 possible non-citizen voters that was later reduced to a few thousand. The names of about 200 supposed non-citizens have been sent to local election officials, but there’s evidence even people on that list are citizens who have been mistakenly targeted. The Miami Herald reports one Latino immigrant ended up on the purge list even though he’d already sent proof of citizenship to officials during the first round of voter purging this summer.

~ by wheresthemic on September 28, 2012.

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