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Florida Voter Purge

Scott Conroy

Florida Voter Purge Fiasco May Complicate Jeb Bush's Appeal To Minorities

HuffingtonPost.com | Scott Conroy | Posted 07.31.2015 | Politics

On Friday morning, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush continued to emphasize his push for a more inclusive Republican Party in a much anticipated speech at ...

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...

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 ...

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.

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...

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 * A...

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.

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.

Social Media > Voter Suppression

Gerard Bush | Posted 10.06.2012 | Miami
Gerard Bush

Voter suppression in the sunshine state is alive and well under the tutelage of Gov. Rick Scott and metastasizing at a break-neck pace across the country, thanks, in large part, to a coalition of Republican and conservative governors.

Fight Back Against Voter Suppression!

National Council of La Raza | Posted 10.05.2012 | Latino Voices
National Council of La Raza

Florida is one of a number of states that have implemented some major changes to its voting laws. The changes have an especially big impact on Latinos...

DOJ Takes Fresh Stand Against Voter Purge Efforts

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 07.31.2012 | Politics

Florida's voter purge efforts are facing a fresh federal challenge. The Justice Department filed court papers on Friday alleging that the Sunshine ...

Former Florida GOP Chief: Officials Discussed Suppressing Black Vote

The Huffington Post | Gene Demby | Posted 07.28.2012 | Black Voices

In a lawsuit filed against the Republican Party in Florida, former chairman Jim Greer said that party officials discussed ways in which they could pr...

Rick Scott's 'Shameless' Tactics Blasted By Republican

Raw Story | Posted 07.25.2012 | Politics

Former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist (R) on Wednesday criticized his successor, Gov. Rick Scott (R), and other Republicans for using “shameless” tact...

The Challenge of Obtaining Voter Identification

Keesha Gaskins | Posted 07.25.2012 | New York
Keesha Gaskins

This is a steep price to pay for a "free" ID card, and not every American can afford it. Making voter IDs free does not address or resolve the significant barriers many voters face in obtaining one.

Voter Purging in Florida Targets Latinos and New Citizens

Margaret Moran | Posted 09.23.2012 | Latino Voices
Margaret Moran

The vast majority of voters on the purge list are citizens, many of whom are new citizens. When urged by elected officials, the unrelenting drive to purge voters translates into efforts to suppress people in lower socioeconomic echelons of society from voting.