Revamped Attempt To Scrub Voter Rolls To Get Underway The state will soon begin forwarding the names of suspected non-citizens on the voter rolls to local elections officials, formally kicking off the second version of Gov. Rick Scott's controversial scrubbing program.
Report: Florida Set To Resume Voter PurgeThanks to a Supreme Court ruling gutting Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act, Florida Republican Governor Rick Scott plans to restart a purge of “noncitizens” on Florida’s voter rolls, according to CBS4 news partner the Miami Herald.
Judge: Florida Voter Purge May ContinueFlorida’s voter purge of roughly 200 ineligible voters from state voter rolls may continue, a federal judge ruled Thursday. Judge William Zloch said Florida has a “compelling interest” to make sure non-citizens don’t cast ballots.
Florida Voter Purge Returns With Smaller ListThe Florida voter purge list rose like a phoenix from the ashes Wednesday when Governor Rick Scott’s elections department sent a new list of 198 people who it believes are ineligible to vote.
Justice Department Subpoenas Counties Over Voter PurgeThe fight over Florida’s attempt to purge voter rolls just months before an election took another twist Thursday as the Department of Justice subpoenaed information that counties were going to use to remove non-citizens from the rolls, according to CBS4 news partner the Miami Herald.
Report: Justice Dept. Challenges Purge Under Voting Rights ActThe U.S. Department of Justice has filed papers in federal court alleging Florida’s voter purge of “non-citizens” violates the Voting Rights Act of 1965, according to CBS4 news partner the Miami Herald.
State Elections Director Abruptly ResignsOne of the top officials involved in the Florida GOP’s purging of voters ahead of the presidential election in November has resigned just weeks before the state’s primary.
Scott Determining Next Step In Voter Purge This WeekLast week a federal judge rejected a request from the Justice Department to halt Florida’s voter purge, primarily because the state said it had already halted the program. But Monday, Governor Rick Scott told Fox News he will probably decide this week what the “next step” in the case would be.
Opinion: Florida's Voter Purge Attempts To Stifle Democrats and MinoritiesElected officials would do well to remember that it is the job of the voters to pick their representatives, it is not the job of elected officials to pick who gets to vote.
Scott Claims He Was Purged From Voter RollsFlorida Governor Rick Scott said Thursday he knows what it’s like to be purged from voter rolls because it’s happened to him in the past.
Scott Hits Airwaves To Justify State's Fight To Purge RollsIt wouldn’t be a presidential election year without some sort of shenanigans going on in Florida. The latest case is squaring off the Department of Justice against the state of Florida and the state of the Florida against the Department of Homeland Security.
Florida To Sue Over Voter Purge RoadblockFlorida will sue the Department of Homeland Security to gain access to a federal database in its efforts to purge ineligible voters from the rolls, according to Florida Secretary of State Ken Detzner, the state's top election official.
ACLU-Backed Lawsuit Seeks To Stop Voter Roll PurgeA coalition of citizens and a Hispanic advocacy group, with the help of the American Civil Liberties Union, have filed a federal suit to stop Governor Rick Scott’s purging of “non-citizens” from the voter rolls.
Elections Supervisors Square Off Against Scott's PurgeGovernor Rick Scott may be ready to fight the federal government over his pursuit of purging voter rolls, but he’s also facing another front in the fight from all of the 67 county elections supervisors.
Florida Defies Feds On Voter Roll PurgeAs Governor Rick Scott and the state government prepare to defy a federal request to stop the voter roll purge; the constant claim from Scott and the Republican legislature has been the purge is needed to prevent voter fraud.