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Justice Department Demands Florida Stop Purging Voter Rolls


Six members of Congress wrote Gov. Rick Scott earlier this week demanding that he stop purging the state's voting rolls since the process improperly flagged numerous individuals who were eligible to vote.

"To enable us to meet our responsibility to enforce federal law, please inform us by June 6 of the action that the State of Florida plans to take concerning the matters discussed in this letter," Christian Herren, chief of the voting section of DOJ's Civil Rights Division, wrote in the letter obtained by TPM. "Specifically, please advise whether the State intends to cease the practice discussed above, so that the Department can determine what futher action, if any, is necessary."

Update: the letter is embedded below.

TPM Docs: DOJ Demands Florida Stop Voter Purge