Most of the Reuters story deals with a potential 180,000 voters on the rolls who are not legal residents. The last line of the story is perhaps the most interesting:
Cate said some Florida officials have asked the Obama administration to grant the state access to databases maintained by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to help determine who is a citizen.I can imagine legitimate reasons that Homeland Security would not share this information.
"We've been requesting access, but have so far been denied," he said.
If the actual reason is that correlating voter registration rolls with databases showing legal residence is "racist" then I don't count that as a legitimate reason.
Props to the press for even running the story, but we need more information on that caboose of a lede.