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Names to be purged from voter rolls
When the US Supreme Court ruled against part of the Voting Rights Act it opened the door for Florida to begin purging the voter rolls again. In 2012 the state tried to do a voter purge. The first list of suspect registrations contained 180,000 names.
That was reduced to less than 200 statewide when the process was stopped. Now, governor Rick Scott is directing Floridas Secretary of State to start reviewing the lists for people who may not be eligible to vote.
Gov. Rick Scott said, Every citizen has a right to vote in our state and registers to vote, registers to vote, that vote should not be diluted by somebody that does not have a right to vote. By somebody that is illegally voting."
No names have been purged from the voter rolls yet... But the process is only beginning.