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Florida settles most of lawsuit on voting list

September 12, 2012
Associated press

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida's attempt to screen voting rolls for non-U.S. citizens is yielding a smaller number than state officials anticipated.

The Department of State announced Wednesday that it used a federal immigration database to verify 207 voters are not citizens. Earlier this year the state had suspected that more than 2,600 voters were ineligble and had asked election supervisors to purge those on the list.

State officials, however, said the screening process was still a success because it yielded some ineligible voters.

Florida's announcement came the same day that it reached an agreement with voting groups that had challenged the purge.

Under the agreement the state will contact the remaining 2,400 voters and tell them that they are still eligible.



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