Broward County is not doing enough to remove ineligible voters from its lists, it was claimed at a federal trial that wrapped Wednesday. The argument came from the conservative American Civil Rights Union, which has been pursuing similar claims nationwide. … The defense said the data provided was misleading. Some voters, such as boat dwellers and homeless people, don’t have residential addresses. The dead people who were found on the rolls in 2012 were removed after the elections office verified the information it was given.
And information the ACRU wants Bloom to order the county to begin using — from a detailed driver’s license information data base, jury recusal forms and the Social Security Death Index — are all materials already being provided to the elections office through the state on a daily basis, said attorney Kali Bracey, arguing on behalf of the SEIU United Healthcare Workers union that intervened in the suit on Snipes’ behalf.
“The plaintiff’s goal is not to improve the voting rolls in Broward County,” Bracey said. “Make no mistake, the plaintiff’s goal is to obtain an overly broad ruling to take across the country to scare counties into removing voters that should be on the rolls.”