A federal lawsuit filed by the Virginia Democratic Party claims that some voters in the state may be kept from casting a ballot in November after their names were wrongly placed on a list meant to weed out fraud.

The court action names Gov. Robert F. McDonnell and Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli II as defendants and alleges that there were political motivations behind a “purge list” of about 57,000 voters whose names were also found on voter rolls in other states.

The lawsuit, which comes as the contentious governor’s race enters its last month, contends that the list is inaccurate and that many of those voters are eligible to vote Nov. 5 in Virginia.

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Note from The Secular Jurist:  Obviously, it’s no coincidence Virginia Republicans want to purge eligible voters at the 11th hour since their candidate Ken Cuccinelli is trailing Democratic opponent Terry McAuliffe in the polls.  See:  Two new polls show McAuliffe with an edge in close Virginia governor’s race