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ACLU Sues Over Florida Voter Purge


"The illegal program to purge eligible voters uses inaccurate information to remove eligible citizens from the voter rolls," Howard Simon, executive director of the ACLU's Florida affiliate, said in a statement. "It seems that Governor Scott and his Secretary of State cannot speak without hiding what they mean in political spin. They mislead Floridians by calling their illegal list purge 'protecting citizen's voting rights.'"

"States should not compromise citizens' fundamental right to vote by conducting illegal voter purges that disproportionately impact minorities," Katie O'Connor, staff attorney with the ACLU Voting Rights Project, said in a statement. "Such measures are not only illegal, but undermine our democracy by keeping people from participating in the political process."

A recent poll by Public Policy Polling found that 50 percent of Floridians opposed the voter roll purge.