Today, Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-Miramar) made the following statement in response to the news that Governor Rick Scott is refusing federal demands to stop the purging of Florida's voter rolls:
"As I have said from the beginning, this is a concerted collaborative effort led by the Governor to suppress and confuse voters. It is not transparent and a clear violation of the law.
"Never before have these voter suppression efforts been so blatant, widespread, and systematic. Republicans are attacking one of the most fundamental rights of our democracy: the right to vote. We cannot sit idly by and allow our voices to be silenced.
"I call upon the U.S. Department of Justice to seek an injunction and stop the purge.
"It is absolutely insane what Governor Scott is doing to attack Florida voters. We know what he is up to, we are mad as hell, and we will not allow our voting rights to be trampled on."