MIAMI (CBSMiami/AP) – A federal appeals court has sided with former Broward Elections Supervisor Brenda Snipes, ruling she followed the law by removing people who had died or moved away from the voting rolls.

The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled last week that a lower court had ruled properly in concluding that Snipes complied with federal law requiring that voting rolls be regularly updated.

A conservative group, the American Civil Rights Union, sued Snipes’ office in 2016, claiming it was violating the National Voter Registration Act by not properly making efforts to remove ineligible voters from its lists.

The union had argued that ineligible voters might vote because Snipes had not removed more voters from the lists.

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