A federal judge on Wednesday rejected a Justice Department request to block Florida's voter purge.
U.S. District Judge Robert Hinkle ruled that the state's effort to remove potentially ineligible voters from tis rolls is legal despite the looming Aug. 14 election, The Associated Press reports.
The Justice Department sued the state earlier this month over Gov. Rick Scott's effort to identify and remove non-citizens from the rolls, arguing that the effort comes too close to the election and uses too imperfect a database to guarantee voters' rights.
In a statement on his website, Scott said, "The court made a common-sense decision consistent with what I've been saying all along: that irreparable harm will rsult if non-citizens are allowed to vote."
So, just to be clear, the state of Florida was not purging ELIGIBLE voters from the rolls, only those that were ineligble to vote, most notably, non-citizens of the United States. No way should non-citizens be allowed to vote in a U.S. election, right?
Apparently not, according to the U.S. DOJ.
Can you think of ANY reason why the DOJ would want to allow non-citizens to vote in a U.S. election?