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Florida’s Election Chief Halts 2014 Voter Purge

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(Source: CBS4)

(Source: CBS4)

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TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/AP) — Election supervisors across the state have been notified that there will be no voter rolls purge of non-U.S. citizens in 2014.

Secretary of State Ken Detzner announced Thursday that he is delaying the effort until next year because of changes underway with a federal database the state is using to help identify potential ineligible voters.

Gov. Rick Scott first pushed to have the state look for non-U.S. citizens on the rolls before the 2012 election.

But many election supervisors, however, did not wind up removing anyone after questions arose about the law and the accuracy of the list.

Detzner in his letter to supervisors said the changes in the federal database will help enhance the reliability of finding potential ineligible voters.

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