|A new message from your friends at People For the American Way.
The Department of Justice has sent a letter to the Florida Secretary of State telling him to stop the purge. In addition to being wrong, it appears that it is also probably illegal.
Not only did Florida fail to clear the purge under the Voting Rights Act, which it was required to do, but it seems to be in clear violation of the National Voter Registration Act. According to the NVRA, voter roll maintenance should have been concluded 90 days before an election — Florida’s primary is on August 14, so that means any purge or other voter roll adjustments should have ceased on May 16.
Don’t let Florida’s right-wing state officials flout federal law! Tell Florida Gov. Rick Scott and Sec. of State Ken Detzner to stop breaking the law and stop disenfranchising eligible voters. Tell them to stop the purge now!
Thank you for taking a stand for voting rights.