Rick Scott fundraising after voter purge

The Florida governor is raising money off of the state's purge of suspected non-citizens

By Jillian Rayfield

Published October 3, 2012 10:22PM (EDT)

Rick Scott recently kicked off a second round of voter purges, sending a local election board 198 suspected non-citizens that he wanted kicked off the voter rolls.

He's very proud, and even fundraising off his accomplishment. From the AP:

"'You see, unlike President Obama’s allies, I don’t view the world through a partisan lens,' says a letter mailed by the party and signed by Scott. 'I’m appalled that so many Democrats have stepped up to defend the right of non-citizens to cast ballots in Florida.'

The letter tells donors if they agree with Scott’s voter purge, to send a check to the Republican Party of Florida. It suggests amounts ranging from $25 to '$1,000 or more.'"

Jillian Rayfield

Jillian Rayfield is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on politics. Follow her on Twitter at @jillrayfield or email her at jrayfield@salon.com.

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