“Federal Court Blocks Indiana Voter Purge Law”

WBIW:

 A federal court has blocked an Indiana law that would have allowed county elections officials to kick voters off the rolls immediately without notice.

The American Civil Liberties Union, ACLU of Indiana, Demos, and the firm Davis Wright Tremaine challenged the law, which sought to circumvent federally mandated safeguards from a state purge process, allowing voters to be purged based solely on second-hand information without notice or an opportunity to correct the record.

Previously in this case, federal courts struck down a virtually identical law that relied on data from the controversial Interstate Voter Registration Crosscheck program. Instead of fixing the problems, Indiana enacted a new law that replicated the same flawed procedures and simply swapped the Crosscheck program with an Indiana-based program called  the Indiana Data Enhancement Association.

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