11th Circ. Told Fla. Ran Voter Purge Too Close To Election
By Nathan Hale
Law360, Miami (October 10, 2013, 10:27 PM ET) -- A group of Florida voters told the Eleventh Circuit on Thursday that the state's efforts to purge non-citizens from its voter rolls before the 2012 election violated a Voting Rights Act provision barring systematic removal programs within 90 days of a federal election, putting eligible voters' rights at risk.
The appellants — several individuals and groups, including Project Vote, LatinoJustice PRLDEF and labor union 1199 SEIU — claim the VRA prohibited Florida from conducting a state program called “Processing Ineligible Registered Voters – Non-Immigrants” within a...