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Florida Hit With Another Lawsuit Over Voter Purge: Newsmax reports Florida was hit with another lawsuit Tuesday over Governor Rick Scott's effort to purge the state's voter rolls of non-citizens. The lawsuit was filed in federal court in Miami by a coalition of voting rights organizations on behalf of various plaintiffs that include the Florida Immigrant Coalition, the National Congress for Puerto Rican Rights, and a local chapter of the Service Employees International Union. The lawsuit names Florida Secretary of State Ken Detzner as the defendant. It accuses Florida of violating Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act because a large number of those targeted in the purge of non-citizen voters are Hispanics.

Chicago Event Offers $100 for Turning in Guns: CBS Chicago reports the Chicago Police Department is partnering with 20 churches on Saturday for a gun turn-in event called, "Don't Kill a Dream, Save a Life." Anyone who turns in a real gun will receive a $100 gift card, and replicas and BB guns are worth $10. "No questions asked," said First Deputy Supt. Alfonza Wysinger. "Just show up at the church, and hand over the weapons to the CPD officer that will be there, and get your $100 gift card."

Dead Dog Receives Virginia Voter Registration Forms: Aaron Martin of WSLS 10 (VA) reports Tim Morris of Bedford County, Virgina received a document asking his dog, Mozart, to register to vote. It is addressed to Mo, the family's nickname for the dog, who would have been eligible to vote for the first time in 2012 if he was a human. "He would have been 19 years old this year and he passed away two years ago," Morris said. "I still have no earthly idea how they got his information." The forms were sent by the non-profit Voter Participation Center, not the State Board of Elections, which says that since the Voter Participation Center is a private organization, they can't stop the group from sending out voter registration forms.


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