Victoria’s Legal Update: DOJ and Secretary of State Battle Over Approach to Purge Noncitizens from Voter Rolls

Posted by on June 15, 2012

Who should make decisions about the legitimacy of a state’s approach to purging potential noncitizens from voter rolls?  Florida’s secretary of state and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) are in a battle that may lead to court over the question.  The DOJ contends Florida is violating federal voting laws in attempting to purge the rolls this close to the August 14th primary election.  However, Florida contends the federal government has been dragging their feet in responding to the state’s request for information to find out if certain registered voters are citizens.  In addition to the intergovernmental dispute, the ACLU had filed suit to stop Florida’s actions.  See the Miami Herald’s coverage of the situation here:
http://www.miamiherald.com/2012/06/11/2840112/duking-it-out-over-floridas-voter.html


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