Florida election chief wants support for voter purge

Ken Detzner, Florida Secretary of State

Ken Detzner, Florida Secretary of State

— Florida's top election official is going to try to win over support from skeptical election supervisors about a looming effort to remove non-U.S. citizens from the state's voter rolls.

Secretary of State Ken Detzner announced Wednesday that he will hold five meetings with county election officials in October on what he's calling his "Project Integrity Tour."

He wants to talk to supervisors about the process "used to safeguard our voter rolls."

This summer Detzner announced that Florida planned to resume its contentious effort to identify non-U.S. citizens. The announcement came after a key U.S. Supreme Court decision on voting rights.

The state hasn't re-launched its voter purge but the proposal has come under fire from voting rights groups as well as some supervisors who contend last year's attempts were flawed.

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