The administration of Florida Gov. Rick Scott is headed to a legal showdown with two different federal agencies over a contentious voter purge.
Florida filed a lawsuit in a federal court in
Washington D.C., demanding that the state be given the right to check
the names of its registered voters against an immigration database
maintained by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
lawsuit came the same day that the U.S. Department of Justice announced
its plan to ask a federal court to block the state from pushing ahead
with removing potential non-U.S. citizens from the voter rolls.
Authorities contend that the state's effort violates federal voting