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Rick Scott: I was wrongly called dead, stripped from voter roll



From the Associated Press:

Florida Gov. Rick Scott knows what it's like to be told that he's not a registered voter.

In a radio interview Thursday, Scott said he was forced to cast a provisional ballot because election officials thought he was dead.

Collier County election officials confirmed that in 2006, Scott was required to cast a provisional ballot in two elections. Scott was not yet in politics at the time.

The ballot was counted both times. Provisional ballots are given to those who show up at the polls but are not listed as a registered voter.

Scott is pushing to have Florida identify and remove non-U.S. citizens from the rolls. He has been defending the push on television and radio.

The U.S. Department of Justice has sued to halt the purge.

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(Hat tip to the Herald's Marc Caputo)

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[Last modified: Thursday, June 14, 2012 5:59pm]


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