FLORIDA: Rick Scott To Sue Feds Over Thwarted Voter Purge Attempt
Florida Gov. Rick Scott is going to sue to the Obama administration for stepping in to stop his plan to purge voters.
Scott announced on Monday that Florida is suing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in order to move forward, in response to the Department of Justice (DOJ) filing a suit against the state over actions taken for the purging attempt. "This is protecting the rights of U.S. citizens and not diluting their vote by non-U.S. citizens," Scott said. "When non-U.S. citizens register and vote, it is illegal, it is a crime." Florida began purging county voting rolls this year in order to eliminate ineligible voters ahead of what will likely be a hotly contested election, but stopped due to the administration's protests.