Politico by Gary Fineout
August 21, 2019
TALLAHASSEE — Florida, a political battleground that could make or break President Donald Trump‘s reelection, is joining a multi-state partnership to combat potential voter fraud, a move that also could boost voter registration head of the 2020 election.
Gov. Ron DeSantis, a Republican, brushed aside resistance within his own administration to announce the move Wednesday. Participation in the partnership had been a top priority of both Democratic and Republican election supervisors across the state.
As a member of the Electronic Registration Information Center, or ERIC, Florida will be able to flag people registered to vote in more than one state, giving election supervisors an opportunity to expunge ineligible voters from the rolls.
Florida, a haven of semi-residents who trek yearly from the North and Midwest, has long been hit with reports of people possibly voting in more than one state.