These are my favorite kinds of opinions, the ones that base their reasoning completely on the plain text of a statute. They're the easiest to read, easiest to understand, and they always make you wonder: how did this get all the way to the appeals court? Florida had a voter......
A panel for the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta on Tuesday deemed illegal a 2012 attempt by Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) to purge the state's voter rolls of noncitizens and other ineligible voters. Occasional voter purges are common and indeed necessary to ensure that only properly registered voters are allowed to cast ballots. Show More Summary
Right-wing media champions of voter purges have been quiet in response to a federal appeals court's decision that Florida officials' attempts to remove noncitizens from voter rolls clearly violated federal law, which protects citizens...Show More Summary
Don't expect Rick Scott to give up trying to suppress the vote. (Caricature by DonkeyHotey). In a 2-1 ruling Tuesday, the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals made official what people have been saying for nearly two years: Florida's 11th hour voter purge in 2012 violated the National Voter Registration Act. Show More Summary
An appeals court just ruled Florida's 2012 voter purge was illegal.
Florida’s 2012 push to wipe non-citizens from voter roles was a violation of the National Voter Registration Act. The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled 2-1 that the state’s efforts to remove non-citizens from the rolls violated the act’s so-called “90 Days Provision,” which requires states to “complete, not later than 90 days prior to […]
Gov. Rick Scott’s (R-FL) 2012 voter purge was so error-riddled that 30 Republican local elections officials refused to carry it out and his hand-picked Secretary of State had to apologize for it. The post Appeals Court: Rick Scott’s Voter Purge Was Illegal appeared first on ThinkProgress.
Once again, Ken Dentzer, Florida Gov. Rick Scott's (R) handpicked Secretary of State, has unsuccessfully attempted to mount a massive purge of Florida's voter rolls. The post Florida Suspends Another Error-Riddled Voter Purge appeared first on ThinkProgress.
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.
This is at least the third court ruling against Secretary of State Matt Schultz's attempts to purge voter rolls. The post Judge Nixes Iowa Voter Purge, Warning Of Irreparable Harm appeared first on ThinkProgress.
Just as states with progressive lawmakers and activists have themselves initiated innovative programs over a wide range of issues, state-based progressive blogs have helped provide us with a point of view, inside information and often an edgy voice that we just don't get from the traditional media. Show More Summary
Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted (R), one of the nation's most notorious vote suppressors, has agreed to join an error-riddled multi-state voter purge database The post Ohio Agrees To Use Error-Riddled Voter Purge List appeared first on ThinkProgress.
Just behind the "war on women" and charges of racism, MSNBC's third favorite bogeyman is the specter of "voter suppression." The network was obsessed with that meme in 2012 and will doubtless pound the pulpit on it in the congressional midterms, but it's been relatively quiet about it in 2013. Show More Summary
After a preliminary examination, Chesterfield County's registrar has already found more than 170 errors on the list of 1,000 active voters the state wants him to purge. The post Virginia County Registrar Finds 17 Percent Error Rate In Voter Purge List appeared first on ThinkProgress.
Secretary of State Ken Detzner (R-FL) is trying to sell elections officials on a new voter purge by admitting his last attempt was a debacle. The post Florida Secretary Of State Launches Apology Tour For Fundamentally Flawed Voter Purge appeared first on ThinkProgress.
Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) concedes problems with 2012 voter purge, says next one will be better.
County registrars across Virginia are finding significant errors in the list of 57,000 suspected out-of-state voters sent by the state government for purging -- and registrars for two of Virginia's largest jurisdictions say they will likely delay any removals until after the November 5 elections. Show More Summary
Iowa claims the purge is necessary to keep non-citizens from voting illegally, but other such purges have failed to find virtually any illegal voters. The post Top Iowa Republican Poised To Begin New Voter Purge appeared first on ThinkProgress.
Could an ongoing voter purge tip the November gubernatorial election? The post Without Warning, 57,000 Virginians Could Have Their Voter Registrations Cancelled appeared first on ThinkProgress.