Florida sheds voter integrity system because of racist conspiracy theory

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Florida is withdrawing from a bipartisan interstate system designed to prevent election fraud, after right-wing activists made it a target of anti-Semitic conspiracy theories, reported the Orlando Sentinel on Monday. “Secretary of State Cord Byrd announced the state was terminating its membership with the Electronic Registration Information Center, or ERIC, just months after he credited the multi-state organization for helping identify people who voted in Florida and another state,” reported Steven Lemongello and Jeffrey Schweers. “ERIC allows elections officials to cross-reference their voter…

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