(POLITICO) Florida Gov. Rick Scott on Tuesday defended his controversial effort to purge the state’s voter rolls of non-citizens, saying the Justice Department’s threat seek an injunction in federal court “doesn’t make any sense.”
“It’s a no-brainer. Think about it. We don’t want non-U.S. citizens voting. In Florida, the debate’s over,” Scott said in an interview on “Fox & Friends.” “Now Justice is saying we’re doing something wrong. We want to make sure that our voters get to vote and but non-U.S. citizens don’t vote. It’s simple.”
The Republican governor’s comments came the day after the Justice Department demanded that the state”immediately” stop its move to scrub its voters rolls of non-citizens and warned that it would seek an injunction in federal court. On the same day, Florida announced that it would sue the Department of Homeland Security for denying Florida access to a federal database that he said would help expedite the purge.
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