Florida settles most of lawsuit on voting list
MIAMI, FLORIDA - NOVEMBER 2: Floridians wait in line to cast their ballots November 2, 2010 in Miami, Florida. Voters are deciding the next Senator for the state and polls show Republican Candidate Marco Rubio as the front runner against his opponents, Independent candidate and Florida Gov. Charlie Crist and Democratic candidate Rep. Kendrick Meek (D-FL). / Robert Sullivan/Getty Images
The letters are part of a settlement reached Wednesday with several groups that work with immigrants, Haitian-Americans and Puerto Ricans. It claimed, in part, that the effort to remove non-citizens from voting lists was discriminatory because most people on the list were Hispanic.
The groups will drop most of the lawsuit it filed in Miami against the state.
The state will tell elections supervisors to inform listed voters that they are eligible to vote unless it has been proven they aren't a citizen. The state will also restore any voters that were wrongfully removed from rolls.
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