Florida election supervisors suspend Gov. Scott’s voter purge

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By Sam Go

The Palm Beach Post is reporting that local Florida election supervisors are pushing back against the state-directed voter purge.

Florida elections supervisors said Friday they will discontinue a state-directed effort to remove names from county voter rolls because they believe the state data is flawed and because the U.S. Department of Justice has said the process violates federal voting laws…

The Justice Department letter and mistakes that the 67 county elections supervisors have found in the state list make the scrub undoable, said Martin County Elections Supervisor Vicki Davis, president of the Florida State Association of Supervisors of Elections.

“There are just too many variables with this entire process at this time for supervisors to continue,” Davis said.

Ron Labasky, the association’s general counsel, sent a memo to the 67 supervisors Friday telling them to stop processing the list.

Florida Secretary of State Ken Detzner issued a press release Friday indicating he will respond this week to the DOJ’s deadline, but will not back down from the state’s effort.

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Florida election supervisors suspend Gov. Scott's voter purge

Updated