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Scott Turns Voting Purge Into Fundraising Effort

Gov. Rick Scott and the Republican Party of Florida are turning the effort to remove non-citizens from voting lists into a political fundraising appeal and are attacking President Barack Obama, Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson, former Gov. Charlie Crist and others along the way.

CBS Tampa–10/03/2012

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Florida Settles Most Of Lawsuit On Voting List

The Department of State will instruct elections supervisors to contact voters on a list of potential non-citizens and tell them they are eligible to cast ballots as part of a settlement reached Wednesday with groups who sued claiming the list purge was discriminatory because it mostly targeted Hispanics.

09/12/2012

File photo of voting booths. (Photo by Jessica Kourkounis/Getty Images)

In Florida, Medicare Is Not A Senior-Only Issue

In Florida, where legions of retirees are so important to election outcomes, voters from seniors to young people express strong feelings about the future of Medicare. The debate is playing out in the presidential campaign as well as House and Senate races that will help determine the balance of power on Capitol Hill.

CBS Tampa–09/02/2012

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Detzner Says Florida Voter Purge To Resume Soon

The state’s top election official said Tuesday that he expects Florida’s efforts to purge non-citizens from voter registration rolls to soon resume and be completed before the Nov. 6 general election.

08/25/2012

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Battle Over Florida Voter Purge Flaring Back Up

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A battle between Florida and the federal government over the state’s push to identify and remove potentially ineligible voters is gearing back up. Florida officials on Thursday warned that the state […]

08/10/2012

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Opinion: Keystone Election Kops

Republican Pennsylvania State Representative Mike Turzai gives away true intent of Republicans’ new voter ID laws.

07/10/2012

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Florida And Feds Head To Court Over Voter Purge

Florida and the U.S. Department of Justice are squaring off against each over the state’s controversial move to remove potentially ineligible voters.

CBS Tampa–06/27/2012

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Groups Call On Florida To Halt Voter Purge

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Several groups are calling on Florida to halt its push to remove non-U.S. citizens from the voter rolls. Six civil rights and voting rights organizations sent a letter Thursday to Secretary […]

05/24/2012

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Groups Call On Florida To Halt Voter Purge Of Non-U.S. Citizens

Several groups are calling on Florida to halt its push to remove non-U.S. citizens from the voter rolls.

05/24/2012

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Florida To Double-Check Names On Voter Purge List

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida officials, responding to skeptical comments this week from county election supervisors, said they are now going to double-check whether 182,000 registered voters are U.S. citizens. State officials announced late Thursday […]

05/18/2012

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