Wednesday, June 20, 2012

The Purge: Another Lawsuit

The Florida voter purge has inspired another lawsuit against Gov. Scott.

Civil and voting rights organizations on Tuesday filed a new lawsuit alleging that Gov. Rick Scott’s voter roll purge in Florida violates Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act, which bans discrimination in voting practices.

Florida officials say the purge is meant to keep non-citizens off the voter rolls, but many legitimate voters ended up on the state’s inaccurate purge list.

Mr. Scott’s campaign slogan in 2010 was “Let’s get to work.” I guess he was talking about lawyers, and so far he’s done a bang-up job.