Florida Tells Holder To Blow It Out His Ass
purportedly ineligible people from voter-registration rolls, a
representative of Secretary of State Ken Detzner said Saturday, in
defiance of objections from the U.S. Justice Department and county
officials who say the policy violates two federal voting laws.
On Thursday, T. Christian Herren Jr., the head of the Justice
Department’s voting section, said the effort to remove voters appears to
violate the 1965 Voting Rights Act, which outlaws discriminatory voting
practices that disenfranchise minorities. On a list of almost 2,700
voters the state suspects are noncitizens, blacks and Latinos were
disproportionately represented, according to an analysis by the Miami
Herald, which concluded Democratic and independent voters are the most
likely to be targeted.
Despite the warning, Detzner’s representative said on Saturday the
state intends to go forward with its campaign. “We have a year-round
obligation to ensure the integrity of Florida’s elections. We will be
responding to (the Justice Department’s) concerns next week,” Chris Cate
wrote in an email to Reuters.
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