2014-03-27T231445Z_1_CBREA2Q1SKV00_RTROPTP_2_USA

Florida non-citizen voter purge postponed: elections official

Governor Scott answers question during a news briefing at the 2013 Republican Governors Association conference in ScottsdaleBy Bill Cotterell TALLAHASSEE, Florida (Reuters) – Florida Governor Rick Scott’s administration is abandoning its renewed effort to remove non-U.S. citizens from the voter rolls, the state’s top elections official announced on Thursday. Secretary of State Ken Detzner, in a memo to county election supervisors, said the latest attempt at a purge, which two years ago set off a number of legal challenges from voting rights groups, would be postponed until next year. The decision comes after Scott, a Republican, faced heavy criticism over Florida’s attempts to identify people who are not American citizens on voter lists months ahead of the 2012 presidential elections. Running for re-election this year, Scott has repeatedly said the aim of his efforts is to protect the integrity of the voter rolls.

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