Gov. Rick Scott Says Florida Will Sue Federal Gov't After DOJ Stops Efforts to Purge Non-Citizens From System
Days after the Department of Justice halted Florida’s efforts to purge non-citizens from voter rolls, Gov. Rick Scott (R) told Neil Cavuto that the state will sue the federal government. He said “the debate’s over” and Florida will continue to clear illegally registered voters from their lists.
Florida has requested use of the Department of Homeland Security’s database, SAVE, for months but they haven’t been granted access. Gov. Scott said this prompted them to taking the following action, “This afternoon we’ll be filing a lawsuit, the Florida Secretary of State office will be filing a lawsuit against the Department
of Homeland Security to give us that database. We want to have fair, honest elections in our state and so we’ve been put in a position that we have to sue the federal government to get this information.”