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Latino Daily News

Tuesday June 5, 2012

Fla. Refuses to Obey DOJ, Will Continue “Voter Suppression”, Claiming Non-Citizens are on Voter List

Fla. Refuses to Obey DOJ, Will Continue “Voter Suppression”, Claiming Non-Citizens are on Voter List

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The state of Florida plans to defy an order from the U.S. Department of Justice and continue to purge people from the voter list under the assumption that they are not American citizens, legal voters.

The DOJ ordered Florida to stop the purging of names, saying it’s illegal under federal law, while critics call it “voter suppression”.

Florida officials have been given until Wednesday to agree to stop the voter list purge, though the state has said it have no intention of doing so.

‘We have a year-round obligation to make sure the voter rolls are accurate,’ a spokesman for the Florida secretary of state told the Guardian. ‘We are going to continue forward and do everything that we can legally do to make sure that ineligible voters cannot vote.’

An analysis of the names removed from the eligible voter list in Miami-Dade County found that only 10 of the 385 people were not citizens.