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Tue Jun 19, 2012, 06:07 PM

Florida Voter Purge Draws Lawsuit From Groups Claiming State Is In Violation Of Voting Rights Act

Source: Reuters

Florida Voter Purge Draws Lawsuit From Groups Claiming State Is In Violation Of Voting Rights Act
Reuters | Posted: 06/19/2012 5:06 pm Updated: 06/19/2012 5:25 pm

MIAMI, June 19 (Reuters) - Florida was hit with a new lawsuit on Tuesday over its efforts, under Republican Governor Rick Scott, to purge non-citizens from the state's voter rolls.

A coalition of voting rights organizations, including the Fair Elections Legal Network, filed the lawsuit in federal court in Miami on behalf of various plaintiffs. They included the Florida Immigrant Coalition, the National Congress for Puerto Rican Rights and a local chapter of the Service Employees International Union.

The lawsuit, which follows others filed earlier this month by the U.S. Justice Department and American Civil Liberties Union, names Florida Secretary of State Ken Detzner, who is responsible for running elections in the state, as the defendant.

It accuses Florida of violating Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act because a disproportionate of those targeted, as part of efforts to cull non-citizens from the voter rolls, are Hispanics.


Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/06/19/florida-voter-purge-lawsuit_n_1610292.html

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Reply Florida Voter Purge Draws Lawsuit From Groups Claiming State Is In Violation Of Voting Rights Act (Original post)
Judi Lynn Jun 2012 OP
DonCoquixote Jun 2012 #1
kestrel91316 Jun 2012 #2
hrmjustin Jun 2012 #3
crunch60 Jun 2012 #4
joycejnr Jun 2012 #5
crunch60 Jun 2012 #6

Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 06:09 PM

1. yay

hit hit hit hit then hit again till they fall.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 06:51 PM

2. Good. Court orders and injunctions in time to perhaps prevent

denial of huge numbers of Dems the right to vote in the presidential election.

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Response to kestrel91316 (Reply #2)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 08:07 PM

3. I hope they catch it in time. n/t

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Jun 20, 2012, 03:49 AM

4. It seem Florida is above the law..Scott and Detzner just keep on purging. If the Justice

 

Department can't stop this, who can, and when will that happen? After the elections?

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Response to crunch60 (Reply #4)

Wed Jun 20, 2012, 12:22 PM

5. Before or after the elections...

...the problem is the right wing SCOTUS.

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Response to joycejnr (Reply #5)

Wed Jun 20, 2012, 12:51 PM

6. Yes, the gang of five. nt

 

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