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2012: Florida's voter purge

NPR looks at the voter purge going on in Florida: “Bill Internicola, a 91-yar-old World War II veteran, was born and raised in Brooklyn, N.Y., and now lives in Florida's Broward County. He recently received a letter from county elections officials asking him to show proof he was a U.S. citizen or be removed from the voting rolls. Internicola says he was ‘flabbergasted.’ …

“Internicola's was one of more than 180,000 names Florida's secretary of state identified from motor vehicle records as possible noncitizens. Several weeks ago, the secretary's office sent county elections supervisors a first batch of some 2,600 names. County officials, who are also preparing for the state's August primary, started sending out letters to suspected noncitizens, saying they had 30 days to prove their citizenship or be removed from the voting rolls.”

More: “Democrats and voting-rights groups say the majority of those targeted by the purge are Hispanics and other minority voters. Last week, a coalition of voting-rights groups sent a letter to Detzner asking him to immediately call a halt to the voter purge because they say it's both unfair and illegal. … The secretary of state's office says it reads the law differently and plans to continue its efforts to remove ineligible voters from the rolls.”

Gingrich on Morning Joe, per GOP 12: "I threw the kitchen sink at him [Romney], he threw a bigger kitchen sink at me. It wasn't fun, and so it was personal, there's no question about it."

“After enduring months of polling-based reports about his ‘likeability problem,’ the presumptive Republican presidential nominee now enjoys his highest favorability rating since January, according to a Washington Post/ABC News survey published Wednesday.