In June of 2012, just prior to August’s statewide primary election, Scott’s Administration attempted to purge the voter rolls of non-citizens through a comparison of the rolls with state and federal databases. But according to federal law, any systematic removal of voters less than 90 days prior to an election is prohibited.
Though the point is moot now, the panel of three judges said they ruled on the case to prevent Scott’s administration from undertaking any future purge efforts, according to the Tampa Bay Times.
Deirdre Macnab, president of the League of Women Voters of Florida, told the paper, "Systematic computer purges are often wrong so they shouldn't come just before an election, when the voter can't get it corrected. … This is a precedent-setting case that upholds a key protection for voters."
[Tampa Bay Times]
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