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Florida Voter Purge

Janie Campbell

O.J. Simpson Can Still Vote In Florida, But Thousands Of Others Can't

HuffingtonPost.com | Janie Campbell | Posted 10.31.2013 | Miami

He's one of the most famous incarcerated felons in the world, yet O.J. Simpson is still eligible to vote in Florida, according to local records. His r...

'A Fool's Errand.. A Political Witch Hunt Not Based In Any Reality'

Sun Sentinel | Anthony Man | Posted 12.10.2013 | Miami

LAUDERHILL -- The state's top elections official was in South Florida on Wednesday to push one of Gov. Rick Scott's most controversial moves: An effor...

Scott Administration Admits Voter Purge 'Mistakes'

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 10.07.2013 | Politics

Florida Governor Rick Scott's (R) administration is acknowledging problems with its attempt to remove noncitizens from state voter rolls during the 20...

Scott Plans To Resume Voter Purge Effort

Reuters | Posted 10.06.2013 | Politics

MIAMI, Aug 5 (Reuters) - Florida Governor Rick Scott is planning a new effort to purge non-U.S. citizens from the state's voter rolls, a move that l...

Florida Voter Purge Continues After Court Ruling

AP | Posted 09.23.2013 | Politics

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — A federal court is dismissing a lawsuit that a Hispanic civic group and two naturalized citizens filed last year to block a ...

WATCH: GOP Consultant: Voter ID And Long Lines Help Our Side

The Huffington Post | John Stephens | Posted 12.11.2012 | Politics

Republican campaign consultant Scott Tranter appeared on a panel Monday hosted by the Pew Center on the States to discuss the long lines and voter ID ...

Bogus Voter Purge Letter Investigation Gets Bigger

AP | Posted 10.24.2012 | Politics

TAMPA, Fla. -- The FBI is joining an investigation into bogus letters sent to many Florida voters that raise questions about their eligibility to cast...

'We'll Get To The Bottom Of It'

AP | BILL KACZOR | Posted 12.23.2012 | Politics

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Official-looking but bogus letters telling mostly Republican voters that their citizenship is in question are turning up in ...

On the Front Line for Obama: My Adventures Registering Voters in Florida

Charles Alexander | Posted 12.17.2012 | Politics
Charles Alexander

As an Obama supporter living in Brooklyn, I sometimes feel useless. Even with Romney's recent surge, surely the President has New York in bag. Fortunately, my wife and I have a second home in Sarasota, Fla. That's where the action is.

Voting Purge Case Will Go Beyond The Election

AP | Posted 10.16.2012 | Politics

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 ...

Judge Issues Ruling On Controversial Voter Purge

AP | Posted 10.05.2012 | Politics

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- Florida can begin removing about 200 potentially ineligible voters from state rolls because they might not be U.S. citizens, ...

Rick Scott Uses Controversial Voter Purge For Fundraising Ploy

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 10.04.2012 | Politics

Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) has launched a new fundraising plea seeking to draw donations from supporters of his controversial move to purge suspected...

Coordinated Effort to Disenfranchise Latinos Now Underway

Judith Browne Dianis | Posted 11.28.2012 | Latino Voices
Judith Browne Dianis

Like citizenship ceremonies, John F. Kennedy's words on immigrants to the U.S. were once a source of inspiration across the nation and among both political parties. "Every ethnic minority, in seeking its own freedom, helped strengthen the fabric of liberty in American life.

Janell Ross

Florida Voter Purge Battle Escalates

HuffingtonPost.com | Janell Ross | Posted 09.28.2012 | Latino Voices

Two days after Florida reignited the fight to purge suspected noncitizens from the state’s voter rolls and announced plans to refer 36 noncitizens w...

Rick Scott's Insistence Outrages Voter Protection Groups

Reuters | Posted 11.27.2012 | Politics

By Michael Peltier TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Sept 27 (Reuters) - Voter protection groups said on Thursday Florida election officials had rene...

Rick Scott Roars Back With Contentious Push

Miami Herald | Posted 11.26.2012 | Politics

Florida's noncitizen voter-purge program roared back to life Wednesday, when Gov. Rick Scott's elections department produced a new list of 198 potenti...

Controversial Republican Effort Fails To Show Results

AP | IVAN MORENO | Posted 11.25.2012 | Politics

DENVER — Republican election officials who promised to root out voter fraud so far are finding little evidence of a widespread problem. State o...

New Voting Measures Could Deter Millions

AP | Posted 09.23.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The combined effects of voter roll purges, demands for proof of citizenship and photo identification requirements in several states may ...

Trymaine Lee

Why Some Black Politicians Support Voter ID Laws

HuffingtonPost.com | Trymaine Lee | Posted 09.18.2012 | Black Voices

Clarence Mingo, a rising star in Ohio’s Republican party, offered cautionary advice to an overwhelmingly white group of his colleagues during a GOP ...

What Was The $5,000 For?

The Huffington Post | Janie Campbell | Posted 09.23.2012 | Miami

Campaign finance reports show Florida Governor Rick Scott -- who framed recent evidence-defying efforts to purge state voter rolls, limit registration...

Mad Dash For Florida

Reuters | Posted 11.16.2012 | Miami

* Florida law that limited registration was struck down * Civic groups scramble to beat deadline for Nov. 6 election ...

The Nearly Non-Citizen Purges: Why Florida and Colorado (Almost) Call it Quits

Diana Kasdan | Posted 09.14.2012 | Politics
Diana Kasdan

In the world's greatest democracy, the rules cannot be manipulated by politicians at the last minute, everyone must be treated equally and fairly, and no eligible citizen should be denied the right to vote.

Purge Falls Short Of Scott Expectations

AP | GARY FINEOUT and BRENDAN FARRINGTON | Posted 09.12.2012 | Politics

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Florida's attempt to screen voter rolls for non-U.S. citizens is yielding a smaller number than state officials had anticipated. ...

Rick Scott Voter Purge Snares One Canadian Man

Posted 08.31.2012 | Miami

On Thursday, a Canadian man reportedly became the first -- and so far only -- legal casualty of Gov. Rick Scott's controversial months-long purge of F...

Cheaters Never Win

Rev. Al Sharpton | Posted 10.07.2012 | Politics
Rev. Al Sharpton

Facing the reality of an ever-diversifying electorate, and their own party's failure to broaden its horizons, some Republican lawmakers have resorted to implementing tricks and roadblocks in the voting process.