Florida Attempts to Strike 182,000 Names from Voter Lists

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

People listen during a get out the vote rally put on by local unions and Democratic politicians on the grounds of the Jackson Memorial hospital on October 18, 2010 in Miami, Florida. (Joe Raedle/Getty)

A government says it's worried about the legitimacy of the names on its voter lists. Rick Scott, the governor of Florida, is now in the middle of a blistering legal battle over Florida's attempt to purge as many as 182,000 from its voter roles. Marc Caputo is a political reporter for the Miami Herald.

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Comments [2]

Gibbo from Sydney, Australia

This would never happen in the real world like Australia. Wake up and get with the times. Why be corrupt?

Jun. 30 2012 01:39 AM

I want the voter lists to be as accurate as possible. But I have to wonder why the Republicans only get obsessive over cleaning (culling?) the lists when elections are just around the corner. We're talking about 182,000 names in six months using mostly a volunteer workforce. Why can't they verify these lists 12 months or more ahead of election time?

Maybe the timing is an attempt to discourage people from voting. If someone gets kicked off the list will they bother to go back and register again? Who would benefit from them not doing so? In Miami, incumbent politicians help feed and bus hundreds of seniors in their districts to the polls to get them stay in power. What if they can keep their challengers' supporters from voting at all?

Jun. 12 2012 10:11 AM

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