Did anyone expect otherwise? News reports that elections officials are purging hundreds of thousands of HispanicLatinos from voter rolls throughout the nation should surprise no one. But as easy to identify potential voters to strike from official voting lists through electronic means is the ability to identify them once they have been removed. President Obama’s campaign has the necessary time and resources to take the steps necessary to protect its flank. Whether its managers do what needs to be done is another matter. But no one should think that average voters – HispanicLatino or not – on their own are going to take the steps to make sure their registrations are in order until they go vote – which could be too late.