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"Florida no longer part of controversial national voter data project"

The Miami Herald reports: Interstate Crosscheck's reports in 2013 include Florida data based on the 2012 election. However, Florida is absent from the 2014 report.

We asked a spokeswoman for Republican Secretary of State Ken Detzner why Florida dropped out.

"The Department of State and Supervisors of Elections currently work with elections officials in other states to update registrations regarding residency, and we are always exploring options to improve the elections process," Brittany Lesser said.

Oregon is another state that changed its mind about sharing its voter data with the Kansas project. Its explanation was more blunt than the one we got from Florida.

"We left because the data we received was unreliable and we felt joining the ERIC project would better meet our needs," said Tony Green, spokesman for Oregon Secretary of State.

ERIC is a project of the Pew Charitable Trust to improve the accuracy and efficiency of state voter registration systems. States must pay to participate in ERIC while the Kansas project is free. -- Florida no longer part of controversial national voter data project | Naked Politics

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