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Wed Jan 30, 2019, 05:49 AM

LULAC Sues Over Texas Voter Citizenship Review, Calls It "Election-Related 'Witch Hunt'"

A Latino civil rights group is suing top Texas officials over what the organization says is an “election-related ‘witch hunt’” designed to intimidate legitimately registered voters by asking them to prove their citizenship.

In a lawsuit filed in federal court in San Antonio, lawyers for the League of United Latin American Citizens’ national and Texas arms alleged that Texas Secretary of State David Whitley and Attorney General Ken Paxton violated a portion of the federal Voting Rights Act that prohibits the intimidation of voters.

They point to an advisory issued Friday in which Whitley’s office said it was flagging individuals who had provided the Texas Department of Public Safety with some form of documentation — including a work visa or a green card — that showed they were not citizens when they were obtaining driver’s licenses or ID cards. The state put the number of registered voters who fell into that category at approximately 95,000 — 58,000 of whom had voted in one or more elections from 1996 to 2018.

In its announcement, the secretary of state’s office said it had immediately turned over the data to Paxton’s office. On the same day, Paxton posted the news on Twitter prefaced with “VOTER FRAUD ALERT,” the lawyers noted in the lawsuit.

Read more: https://www.houstonpublicmedia.org/articles/news/2019/01/29/319803/lulac-sues-over-texas-voter-citizenship-review-calls-it-election-related-witch-hunt/

Galveston County rushes to the front of the line indicating that they will send out notices to those on the list.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2019, 10:22 AM

1. I searched yesterday and didn't see anything about this in GD.

Why?

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Response to efhmc (Reply #1)

Wed Jan 30, 2019, 11:05 AM

3. This may be in part due to the fact that this stunt is falling apart

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2019, 11:05 AM

2. This lawsuit will be fun to follow

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