Nelson Criticizes Scott for Voter Roll Purge
U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson took to the floor of the Senate on Tuesday to criticize Gov. Rick Scott’s administration for its effort to clean up the state’s voter rolls to remove non-citizens, saying that in searching now for ineligible voters the state risks disenfranchising legal ones.
“The governor and his administration should ensure the credibility of our voter rolls. It should have a program to suppress fraud,” Nelson acknowledged. “But above all else, the state must ensure that every lawful citizen who has the right to vote can do so without impediment.”