FL Secretary Of State Ken Detzner: Florida Voter Purge To Resume Soon

Source: AP / WPEC CBS 12

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida’s top election official expects a purge of non-citizens from voter registration rolls to begin soon and be completed before the Nov. 6 election.

Secretary of State Ken Detzner said Tuesday that Florida has made progress in getting access to an immigration database from the federal Department of Homeland Security.

Republican Gov. Rick Scott began the push to rid Florida’s voting rolls of illegally registered non-citizens, but Homeland Security initially declined to help.

It agreed to make the database available after a federal judge refused to halt the purge.

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