Florida Governor Rick Scott’s (R) administration is acknowledging problems with its attempt to remove noncitizens from state voter rolls during the 2012 election, admitting that the program was flawed from the beginning.
“I accept responsibility for the effort,” Florida Secretary of State Ken Detzner said in an interview with the Tampa Bay Times/Miami Herald. “It could have been better. It should have been better.”
Scott’s administration is currently promoting its revamped voter purge effort, known as “Project Integrity.” The new program was set into motion after a federal court dismissed a lawsuit blocking the 2012 purge.
“We learned from the mistakes we made,” he said. “We won’t make the same mistakes.”
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