Progress Florida weighs in on Gov. Rick Scott’s assault on voting rights
Posted June 7, 2012 08:55 am
ST. PETERSBURG – Progress Florida executive director Mark Ferrulo made the following statement in response to Gov. Rick Scott's Administration's letter that he will continue purging registered voters from Florida’s rolls despite the Department of Justice calling for the purge to stop:
It’s now crystal clear that Floridians can't trust their own governor to protect our most fundamental democratic right, the right to vote. Scott’s action today means that Floridians must rely upon the Department of Justice, our County Supervisors of Elections, and if necessary the courts, to protect the fairness of our elections.
confirms what many of us already suspected: That Rick
Scott will stop at nothing to continue the GOP’s
disgraceful legacy of disenfranchising voters in
The fact that Gov. Scott is using the nearly nonexistent threat of voter fraud as an excuse to continue his dragnet voter purge reveals his true intention to rig the 2012 election.
We call on the Department of Justice to launch an immediate investigation into Gov. Scott’s disgraceful attempt to purge eligible Florida voters, particularly Hispanic and African American U.S. citizens, from the voting rolls.
Progress Florida is the state's largest netroots organization and works toward building a more progressive Florida.