A federal court case isn’t over yet against Broward Elections Supervisor Brenda Snipes. It claims she isn’t moving quickly enough to remove ineligible voters from the county’s roles. The American Civil Rights Union filed notice Sunday that it is appealing U.S. District Judge Beth Bloom’s March decision that found Snipes’ office was following the state’s requirements. The notice went to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit. The ACRU and other conservative organizations have accused elections offices across the nation of not doing a good enough job purging their rolls of ineligible voters — including people who had died, moved, committed felonies or were not U.S. citizens. And they say that could encourage vote fraud.
The civil rights union said the Broward elections office was violating the National Voting Rights Act of 1993, better known as the “Motor Voter Act.” The act made it easier for people to register to vote by allowing them to do it at the same time they apply for a driver’s license.
The law also requires elections offices to keep their voter lists accurate and current.
Snipes said Monday she is confident Bloom’s ruling, coming almost nine months after the trial ended, will stand.