Republican Voter Suppression Update

Over the past two weeks, Florida has taken center stage in the battle over purging voter rolls. The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) asked the state to cease its voter file purge program. Florida responded it would continue the program, prompting the DOJ to file a lawsuit to enjoin the program. Florida also filed a lawsuit against the Department of Homeland Security for access to the Systematic Alien Verification for Entitlements (SAVE) database for their use to match against its voter rolls and new voter registrations. Additionally, two separate lawsuits representing actual voters were filed challenging the program, one of which was filed by Fair Elections Legal Network along with other voting rights groups.

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