A 91-year-old World War II veteran, who faces losing the right to vote after state officials flagged thousands of people who may be ineligible, is now getting backup from two South Florida congressmen.
Bill Internicola, Congressmen Ted Deutch (D-Boca Raton) and Alcee Hastings (D-Miramar) announced Tuesday they will send a letter to Gov. Rick Scott protesting the voting purge.
They spoke at a press conference in Davie asking for accountability and transparency.
“I think most of us know that what this is about is voter suppression,” Hastings said. “There is a concerted effort, not only in Florida but throughout this nation, to suppress the vote or to get people, as my colleague Deutch has said, to become discouraged.”
Internicola, who was born in Brooklyn, said he served in the Army for almost four years and was rewarded with the Bronze Star and the Chevalier Legion of Honor from France.
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