DOJ asked Florida to say by Wednesday whether they would cease trying to purge their voter list. Justice Department officials contended that federal law doesn't allow voters to be removed from the polls within 90 days of an election and that changes to the process Florida uses to remove voters must be cleared under the Voting Rights Act.
Vicki Davis, Martin County Elections Supervisor and president of the Florida State Association of Supervisors of Elections, told TPM that her group "wanted them to completely vet the issue before we remove anyone's name from our voter database."
Florida elections officials only sent two names of suspected non-citizens in Davis County, where registered Republicans nearly double registered Democrats. Both of the suspected noncitizens were born in Canada -- one of them provided proof of citizenship via passport, but officials haven't been able to reach the other.
Davis said she suspects she didn't received a long list of suspected non-citizens because her county is relatively small and doesn't have an enormous Hispanic population.
Former Secretary of State Kurt Browning, who resigned in January, told the Associated Press that he delayed instructing elections officials to use their list of suspected noncitizen voters because he was not confident enough to "hang his hat" on the list. Browning did not respond to TPM's request for comment.
Florida Gov. Rick Scott insisted on Monday that the purge was not partisan.