Battle over Fla. voter purge flaring back up

State trying to determine citizenship of 2,600 registered voters

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - A battle between Florida and the federal government over potentially ineligible voters is gearing back up.

Florida officials on Thursday warned that the state may take new legal action because it still has not gotten access to a federal immigration database.

The state wants to use to the database to determine the citizenship of roughly 2,600 registered voters.

Last month, the federal government announced it would let the state use the database, but no final agreement has been reached.

Meanwhile, the U.S. Department of Justice is demanding information from nine county election officials regarding voters the state initially identified as being ineligible.

Florida on Thursday released to the media and others what it called an obsolete list of more than 180,000 registered voters the state suspected of being non-citizens.

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