The list of missteps in the Texas secretary of state’s review of the voter rolls for supposed noncitizens grew again Monday, when the office inadvertently added additional people to its already flawed list of voters flagged for citizenship checks.
Blaming a vendor for the error, a spokesman for the secretary of state’s office confirmed new names were sent to certain counties for possible investigation. The mistake occurred while state election officials were analyzing new data from the Texas Department of Public Safety.
As with the state’s initial review of previous years’ data, the secretary of state obtained a list of individuals who had visited DPS offices during January and February and indicated they were not U.S. citizens. The goal was to match those names with individuals on the state’s voter rolls and eventually send that list of names to counties for possible investigations.
But the secretary of state’s office was not ready to send out those lists when some counties received them Monday.