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How Florida Single-Handedly Implemented The Worst Voter System In The Country

Has anyone heard much about Florida's voter purge? No? Well, that's understandable. It's not like Florida's been at the center of voter controversy in the recent past or anything.

Back in May, Florida Gov. Rick Scott released a prettycontroversial list of possible non-citizens to purge from the voting rolls. The trouble is, according to a ThinkProgress survey, these lists are "riddled with errors" — meaning Florida is trying to remove perfectly legitimate voters for no reason.

How many? A lot. The chart below breaks it down — the number on the upper right portion of each little county-by-county pie chart is the number of people that have erroneously been listed as non-citizens. It's pretty astonishing.


For the first time in its 56-year history, Sports Illustrated will feature a transgender model on its glossy cover. 23-year-old Brazilian model Valentina Sampaio will appear in the July issue, which hits stands early next week. Sampaio wrote on Instagram that she was "excited and honored" to be part of such an iconic issue, adding: "The team at SI has created yet another groundbreaking issue by bringing together a diverse set of multitalented, beautiful women in a creative and dignified way."

A native of Fortaleza, a city in northeastern Brazil, Sampaio has been making history in the fashion world in recent years. She was already the first trans model to make the 2017 cover of Vogue Paris. Scouted while she was a young teen, she quickly made her way onto key runways in her home country. She managed to make an impression in a short time— launching her career at 18 years old—as L'Oréal Paris's first trans model. She hit another milestone last year, when she was the face of Victoria's Secret campaign, breaking barriers as the first trans woman working with the brand.

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