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Election Officials Told Rick Scott He Wasn’t A Voter; Thought He Was Dead

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Department Of Justice And FL Gov. Rick Scott Battle Over Controversial Non-Citizen Voter Purge
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Rick Scott knows what it’s like to be told that he’s not a registered voter.

In a radio interview Thursday, Scott said he was forced to cast a provisional ballot because election officials thought he was dead.

Collier County election officials confirmed that in 2006, Scott was required to cast a provisional ballot in two elections. Scott was not yet in politics at the time.

The ballot was counted both times. Provisional ballots are given to those who show up at the polls but are not listed as a registered voter.

Scott is pushing to have Florida identify and remove non-U.S. citizens from the rolls. He has been defending the push on television and radio.

The U.S. Department of Justice has sued to halt the purge.

(© Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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