Florida finally gives up on crooked voter purge list


Staff member
Jun 3, 2003
Florida finally gives up on crooked voter purge list
Wire Services |
"Florida elections officials said Saturday they will not use a disputed list that was designed to keep felons from voting... The list had about 28,000 Democrats and around 9,500 Republicans, with most of the rest unaffiliated. The problem in compiling the list was unintentional and unforeseen, said Nicole de Lara, a spokeswoman for Secretary of State Glenda Hood... The new list was released July 1, with officials saying Gov. Jeb Bush's administration was simply complying with federal election law. Problems with the list were quickly detected." [By journalists. And only after they won a lawsuit against the state compelling it to release the list. Are we really supposed to believe that elections officials didn't notice this glaring inequity? Even after four years of wrangling over the 2000 list? Bullshit. Jail. Somebody's gotta go to jail.]