After weeks of back and forth through official letters, statements, and the media, the U.S. Justice Department announced today that it is suing the state of Florida over its controversial plan to examine and purge state voter registry of non-citizens.
Florida Governor Rick Scott has stated that the goal of the plan is to cut down on voter fraud, but opponents fear it could be used to suppress the minority vote, which tends to lean Democrat.
In addition, Florida is suing the federal government back, claiming that the Department of Homeland Security is blocking access to databases that could make the process much more efficient and accurate.
All this as Florida is poised to play a crucial role as a big swing state in the upcoming presidential election. John Avlon, Reihan Salam, and Roland Martin discuss.