Published: Oct 03, 2012 11:03 AM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Gov. Rick Scott is turning his effort to remove non-citizens from voting lists into a political fundraising appeal.
    
The Republican Party of Florida has mailed letters signed by Scott to donors. They ask for money to help the governor defend his effort to keep non-citizens from voting.
    
In doing so, Scott attacks President Barack Obama, Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson, former Gov. Charlie Crist, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and MSNBC.
    
Critics have questioned the voter purge because the initial lists the state provided to elections supervisors contained many citizens who were legally able to vote. Several lawsuits were filed seeking to halt the purge.
    
While critics have said they agree non-citizens shouldn't vote, they've said the purge risks taking away votes from citizens.

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