Chinapost : Department of Justice Takes on Republican Urge to Purge in Florida

In its lawsuit, filed only hours after issuing a stern letter to the state on Monday, the Justice Department sued Florida’s Secretary of State Ken Detzner for alleged violation of the National Voter Registration Act, which prohibits what it called “systematic removal” of voters from election lists within 90 days of an election for federal office.

Florida holds its primary election on Aug. 14, meaning that the deadline for changing voter lists was on May 16.

The lawsuit also alleges that the database matching process the state is using relies on outdated and inaccurate data that has “erroneously identified numerous registered voters in Florida who are U.S. citizens and who potentially could be deprived of their right to vote.”

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