A coalition of minority activists and Democratic lawmakers protested in front of Governor Rick Scott’s office at the state capitol on Monday. They accused Scott of intentionally trying to remove non-white voters from the rolls in Florida.
Joined by members of the NAACP and the Florida Democratic Hispanic Caucus, incoming House Democratic leader Mark Pafford claimed voter fraud is basically non-existent in the state.
He says any effort to remove ineligible voters is simply a waste of time and money, and the group called on Scott to stop looking for more illegal voters. The protest comes as Florida’s secretary of state plans to review files, using a federal entitlement database to verify voter information.