Thursday, June 28, 2012

Court O.K.'s Florida Voter Purge

TALLAHASSEE, Florida -- U.S. District Court Judge Robert Hinkle ruled against the U.S. Department of Justice and in favor of the State of Florida in a lawsuit brought by the DOJ to halt the purge of unlawfully registered voters in the Sunshine State.
 

"We are pleased with today's decision because it is further confirmation that we are doing the right thing and following the law," said Florida Secretary of State Ken Detzner.  "The court agreed that identifying ineligible voters who have never had a right to vote will help prevent the votes of eligible citizens from being neutralized. We will continue to seek access to the federal SAVE database to support our efforts to ensure the accuracy of Florida's voter rolls."