Florida Gov. Rick Scott is picking up where Katherine Harris left off. Scott ordered his Secretary of State to purge 182,000 voters from the rolls.
The Justice Department sent Florida a letter telling it to slow its roll on the grounds “the practice appears to violate the NVRA.”
In Miami-Dade County, 1,638 people were flagged as noncitizens. They have 30 days to provide proof of citizenship. A demographic breakdown of voters on the purge list shows:
- 61% are Hispanic
- 16% are black
- 16% are white
- 5% are Asian
It’s been 12 years since the 2000 election debacle, but there still ain’t no sunshine in the Sunshine State.