We're starting to see more interest in the voter purge campaign happening down in Florida, where hundreds of thousands of voters are getting notices in the mail about their imminent cancellation from the voting rolls, based on a flawed comparison of data between those rolls and DMV data. This has already resulted in hundreds of known false positives just in Miami-Dade County alone, and an analysis of the purge lists shows that Democratic voters and particularly Hispanics are disproportionately targeted by it.
The New York Times has been the only national newspaper to really cover the situation in Florida, which Think Progress has scrutinized in detail. But the local papers in the state are raising awareness of the controversy. This has been helped by some attention to the issue by local Democrats. The Florida Democratic delegation for Congress urged Governor Rick Scott to stop the voter purge, saying that the process "fails to meet the basic standards of accountability."
In particular, the Democrats used the spectacle of a WWII veteran being targeted for purging...
…the national progressive group CREDO has a petition out about this, calling on Attorney General Eric Holder to use the Voting Rights Act to shut down what they consider to be an illegal voting purge. Lawsuits are working through the courts on this as well.
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