Florida will defy a federal warning to stop purging people the state suspects aren't U.S. citizens from voter registration rolls.You notice the line that says "disproportionate number are voters of color"? Apparently if we suspect that a voter was a "person of color" we're supposed to leave them on the rolls even if they're dead or otherwise ineligible.
Despite a Justice Department letter, objections from county elections officials and evidence that a disproportionate number are voters of color, Florida Secretary of State Ken Detzner's office planned to continue scrubbing the election rolls, a spokesman said Friday. Gov. Rick Scott (R) ordered the search for potentially ineligible voters.
“We have an obligation to make sure the voter rolls are accurate and we are going to continue forward and do everything that we can legally do to make sure that ineligible voters cannot vote,” said Chris Cate, a spokesman for Detzner. “We are firmly committed to doing the right thing and preventing ineligible voters from being able to cast a ballot. We are not going to give up our efforts to make sure the voter rolls are accurate."
Baloney. Voter rolls in every state need to be purged, and voter ID needs to be the law of the land. If you can't cash a check at 7/11 without picture ID you shouldn't be able to cast a vote.