Tags: scott | florida | purging | voter | rolls

Rick Scott to DOJ: We're Purging Our Voter Rolls of Non-citizens

Thursday, 07 Jun 2012 08:14 AM

 

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink

Florida will continue to remove noncitizens from state voter rolls even after the U.S. Justice Department warned the program may violate federal law.

Florida Secretary of State Ken Detzner, an appointee of Republican Governor Rick Scott, said in a letter today to the Justice Department that the efforts are legal and nobody is removed without an opportunity to be heard. The state has identified about 2,700 potential noncitizens in its database of 11.2 million voters.

T. Christian Herren Jr., head of the Justice Department’s voting section, told Detzner in a May 31 letter that the state’s procedure appears to violate the 1965 Voting Rights Act and the 1993 National Voter Registration Act. Ron Labasky, general counsel for the Florida State Association of Supervisors of Elections, advised supervisors in 67 counties to suspend the purge until the dispute is resolved.

With 29 electoral votes, Florida is the biggest prize among states that campaigns for both President Barack Obama, a Democrat, and presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney, view as competitive. In the previous three presidential elections in Florida, the combined vote for Republican candidates was 10.9 million and 10.8 million for Democrats.

Chris Cate, a spokesman for Detzner, said the purge of voter rolls would continue.

-


© Copyright 2014 Bloomberg News. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Retype Email:
Country
Zip Code:
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
You May Also Like

Wash. Post: Review Finds FBI Crime Lab Unit Rife With Flawed Forensics

Tuesday, 29 Jul 2014 23:04 PM

Nearly every criminal case the FBI and Justice Department has so far reviewed since launching the largest-ever probe of  . . .

Marco Rubio: Letting Illegals Apply for Jobs Would Be a 'Lure'

Tuesday, 29 Jul 2014 22:55 PM

President Barack Obama's possible move to allow millions of illegal immigrants to apply for work in the United States wo . . .

Mike Rogers: White House 'Not Connected to Reality' on Russia

Tuesday, 29 Jul 2014 22:04 PM

The White House is not acting seriously enough on Russia's breaking of the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved