Justice Department lawsuit challenges Florida voter purge
Attorney General Eric Holder and Florida Gov. Rick Scott
June 12th, 2012
06:30 PM ET
2 years ago

Justice Department lawsuit challenges Florida voter purge

(CNN) - The Department of Justice filed a lawsuit Tuesday that seeks to stop the state of Florida from purging voters from registration rolls.

Attorney General Eric Holder said the Florida program clearly violated voter registration laws.

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  1. a prowd gradiate of the fyne libral runned yunion stuffed skool sistim

    why is the government suing to protect the rights of illegals and dead people to vote in our elections? is this the Chicago way of voting? so first the feds sue states that enforce our immigration laws, then they refuse to deport them if they haven't been convicted of a crime, and now they are suing to protect the illegals right to vote? has the justice dept. been taken over by lunatics?

    June 12, 2012 06:39 pm at 6:39 pm |
  2. Namejkane fl SEND THE THREE TIME LOSER romney HOME AND MAKE IT FOUR.

    Time to throw these republican bafoon party clowns in jail for voter fraud ,Scott should know about that because he's probably going to be in jail for medicad fraud before he gets to run for another term ,he would lose anyway !!!

    June 12, 2012 06:50 pm at 6:50 pm |
  3. Myviewis

    Is the same Eric Holder that is in trouble? Seriously? Eric Holder can't uphold the law himself and he's going after Florida for violating Registration Law? This administration is becoming more ridiculous everyday, is like watching a circus.

    June 12, 2012 07:08 pm at 7:08 pm |
  4. Myviewis

    Coming from Eric Holder who is in trouble himself for not following the law, how does he think that removing non-US citizens is a violation or wrong? Why should non-US citizens be left on a voter list when clearly non-US citizens can't vote? Or is this another act of wrong doing by Eric Holder that will get him into deeper trouble than he is already in?

    June 12, 2012 07:12 pm at 7:12 pm |
  5. Bob S

    I watched Mr. Scott this morning, I watched him this afternoon on John King's show, essentially saying the same thing over and over, which was greatly lacking is substance. Makes me embarrassed to be a resident of Florida.

    June 12, 2012 07:15 pm at 7:15 pm |
  6. CBR

    Could this be any more blatant as an attempt to get minorities off the voter rolls? Where is the outrage of people of Florida? Again someone is making a name for himself in the south by using these tactics.

    June 12, 2012 07:16 pm at 7:16 pm |
  7. Namejkane fl SEND THE THREE TIME LOSER romney HOME AND MAKE IT FOUR.

    Scott will probably be in jail before his next election for medicade fraud , you would think Florida voters would know better than to have a bum for gov .

    June 12, 2012 07:25 pm at 7:25 pm |
  8. Josh G

    All of you people defending DOJ and Obama...have you not read the US Constitution? I think not. I suggest you inform yourselves and give it a read. Citizenship (whether born or naturalized) is a requirement to vote in federal elections. Don't you see the stupidity in the DOJ arguing AGAINST compliance with the Constitution?!?! Time and time again, this administration brushes aside our governing document in the interest of promoting their agenda. If you cannot grasp that, well I just feel terribly sorry for you. Keep sticking your head in the sand!

    June 12, 2012 07:42 pm at 7:42 pm |
  9. don in albuquerque

    A state run by a criminal. What do you expect. Thats the GOP way. Laws do not apply--to me.

    June 12, 2012 08:55 pm at 8:55 pm |
  10. Pete

    Another republican,this time the crackerjack governor of Florida Rick Scott ,say it ain't so,it is though.Nothing said during the republican primaries but bamm,everythings dropped to supress the Democrates and their vote,don't open your mouths republicans,its got your hands prints all over it,guilty as charged ya hypocrites,just like 2000.The Federal Election Commission should investigate all republican election groups for election fraud and voter supression and they should be held accountable ,knowing their crooked past during the Bush years as a perfect example.Their rigging of DIEBOLD voting equipment and stealing voting tapes were found months after elections were over in Florida and other swing states as was reported nationally on PBS..It's got to stop and only if the government tries will it be acknowledged that somethings got to be done,its that serious,some heads have to roll,no matter where,justice has to be served,we don't need any more repeats like in 2000 for sure...

    June 12, 2012 10:10 pm at 10:10 pm |
  11. S.B. Stein E.B. NJ

    Why is Florida doing this now? They should have done this right after their presidential primary or after the general election in November. This could be a plot to remove Democratic voters? If I were paranoid, then I would think that.

    June 12, 2012 11:04 pm at 11:04 pm |
  12. Larry L

    Can Floridians really look at this last minute voter purge as something honest? Nobody wants voter fraud but anybody with a brain sees this as political maneuvering at the last minute. I honesty a virtue in Florida?

    June 12, 2012 11:29 pm at 11:29 pm |
  13. DixonIV

    What is new about Florida purging the voter lists of Democrates. Remember when the Bush boys got together to steal the election from Gore? Imagin if it were Obama who won that election in the same way taking it from Bush. The right has spent four years on his birth certificate, imagne if he did what the Bush boys did.

    June 13, 2012 05:48 am at 5:48 am |
  14. Chris

    The simple fact is that Florida is purging eligible, legal, American citizens from the registration rolls along with any illegal aliens. Gov. Scott's philosophy is that it is better that 100 American citizens be denied their right to vote than allow 1 illegal to possibly vote. And if those 100 American citizens are mostly Democrats, then all the better.

    June 13, 2012 06:26 am at 6:26 am |