Florida And Feds Head To Court Over Voter Purge

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida and the U.S. Department of Justice are squaring off against each over the state’s controversial move to remove potentially ineligible voters.

U.S. District Judge Robert Hinkle will hold a hearing Wednesday on whether to block Florida’s push to remove voters who may not be U.S. citizens.

Federal authorities sued the state earlier this month, saying the state must halt the voter purge because it is too close to the Aug. 14 election.

State officials asked local election supervisors to check out the citizenship status of more than 2,600 voters. While more than 100 non-U.S. citizens have been removed supervisors have also discovered more than 500 people on the list were U.S. citizens.

Most counties in Florida have stopped removing voters due to differing opinions over whether it is legal.

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