Texas: “Deal to end lawsuits over voter purge program almost done”

San Antonio Express News:

The state of Texas is set to end a program to purge voters it claimed were noncitizens in order to settle lawsuits brought by civil rights groups over the botched plan.


A deal was about “99 percent” done Monday, after Secretary of State David Whitley met in San Antonio with members of the League of United Latin American Citizens, the American Civil Liberties Union, the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund and other plaintiffs, said Luis Vera, LULAC’s national legal counsel.


As part of the tentative agreement discussed Monday, the state would scrap the data it used for the first voter purge program and begin a new one that, “to the best of its ability, assures that all United States citizens not be affected with the undue burden of having to prove their citizenship,” according to LULAC.

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