“We want to make sure this is done the right way,” Scott said on CNN’s “Starting Point.”Initially, a list of about 2,700 names created by the state’s department of motor vehicles was sent to county election supervisors. But advocacy groups pointed out more than half of the names on the list were Hispanic, according to the Tampa Bay Times, and at least 500 of the names on the list were citizens. Election supervisors eventually stopped removing names from the rolls after the determining the list was flawed.
While the supervisors stopped the original purge, Scott said he was confident most would pick up where they left off.
“The right to vote is a sacred right,” Scott said. “We gotta make sure a U.S. citizen’s right to vote is not diluted.”
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