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Gov. Scott Has Secret List Of 180,000 ‘Ineligible’ Voters

Gov. Rick Scott (R-FL), who has continued to defend Florida’s voter purge even after it became clear that the process had targeted hundreds of eligible voters, is now refusing to release his followup list of 180,000 people whose voting eligibility is being questioned. Scott previously released a wildly inaccurate list of “ineligible” voters that contained only 2,625 names, so the followup list is even more likely to contain many more inaccuracies. Florida’s Secretary of State’s office claims that it is refusing to requests from the media and voter advocacy groups because it wants to be “very careful” with individuals’ names. Florida has been sued by the Justice Department and civil rights groups over their ongoing efforts to purge the voter rolls.

Alex Brown

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