TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A new Spanish-language television ad is criticizing Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney over Florida's attempt to remove potentially ineligible voters from the rolls.
MoveOn.Org plans to run the ad in Tampa, Miami and Orlando starting Thursday. The group would not give a precise idea of how many times that ad would run, saying instead it would run multiple times over a three-day period.
The ad questions why Romney has not criticized the voter purge initiated by Gov. Rick Scott, saying it unfairly targets Hispanics.
The U.S. Department of Justice sought to block the effort, but a judge last week sided with the Scott administration.
The Scott administration has defended the push to identify non-U.S. citizens who registered to vote, saying the state voter rolls need to be accurate.