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Florida Voter Purge Case Will Not Get Quick Appeal

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FLORIDA VOTER PURGE
Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) ordered the purge of the state's rolls. (AP) | AP

MIAMI -- The legal fight over Florida's plan to purge almost 200 voters from the rolls because they aren't citizens will have to wait until after the election.

Two Florida federal judges had ruled that the planned purge of 198 people could go forward despite claims it violates a federal law against removing voters within 90 days of an election. The judges decided the 90-day rule doesn't apply to non-citizens.

A challenge to their ruling was made to 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. That court decided Tuesday it would not review the challenge before the Nov. 6 election.

Most supervisors of elections have said the removal process would run past Election Day anyway.

The state originally sought to purge some 2,600 names but encountered inaccuracies.

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