The federal government has granted  Governor Rick Scott  and Secretary of State Ken Detzner  access to the Department of Homeland Security’s Systematic Alien Verification for Entitlements (SAVE) database, further fanning the flame under their voter suppression fire. The move followed last month's ruling  that the purge did not violate the National Voter Registration Act.
Voting rights supporters remain concerned about the disenfranchisement of thousands of voters  – and rightfully so.
No matter what database Florida has access to, purging voters from the rolls using faulty criteria on the eve of an election could prevent thousands of eligible voters from exercising their rights. Florida must use a more transparent and accurate process, and must leave enough time for voters targeted for removal to be notified and correct errors.
[T]hose who have been here in 2000 and 2004 realize that if you produce a list that’s highly inaccurate, in all probability what you’re going to do is disenfranchise legal voters.
Further litigation is expected and also remains underway regarding HB 1355 , the Florida law commonly referred to by voting rights supporters  as the Voter Suppression Act. Last week, Judge Hinkle’s  injunction  blocking most of its worst provisions was appealed . HB 1355  was originally sponsored by Representative Dennis Baxley, who has ties to  ALEC .
Click here  and here  for more information, and be sure to check out The Right to Vote under Attack: The Campaign to Keep Millions of Americans from the Ballot Box  , a Right Wing Watch: In Focus  report by PFAW Foundation.