“Civil rights group sues Texas over order to investigate potential noncitizen voters with flawed data”

Dallas Morning News:

A civil rights group has sued the state of Texas for advising counties to review the citizenship of tens of thousands of eligible voters in the state with flawed data, claiming it violates the voting rights of U.S. citizens and legally registered Texas voters who are foreign-born. 


The lawsuit filed by the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund alleges that the state has “singled out for investigation and removal” the names of U.S. citizens who are registered voters because they were born outside the United States. It asks for an injunction to prevent recently naturalized citizens from being investigated and a rescission of the state’s advisory to comb through a list of 58,000 people state officials said had potentially voted while not citizens. 

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