Monday, July 16, 2012

Administration grants Fla. access to database to verify voter rolls - The Hill's Blog Briefing Room

Administration grants Fla. access to database to verify voter rolls - The Hill's Blog Briefing Room
The Obama administration has agreed to let Florida use a national law enforcement database to purge residents suspected of not being U.S. citizens from their voter rolls.

The decision was announced in a letter to state GOP Gov. Rick Scott, who has pushed for Florida to receive access to the Homeland Security (DHS) registry of noncitizen residents, the Associated Press first reported.

The administration had blocked Florida’s request for access to the database for months, but the decision to allow access was spurred by a court decision in another voting-rights case in favor of the state.

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