Texas Agreed To End Its Noncitizen Voter Purge. But It’s Unclear What Paxton Will Do.

The names of voters flagged by the secretary of state were drawn from a list of people who had identified themselves to the Department of Public Safety as noncitizens. The secretary of state’s office did not seek updated citizenship information.

By Ashley LopezMay 1, 2019 9:30 am, , ,

From KUT:

Unlike other voting rights lawsuits filed against Texas officials in the past decade, the challenge to the state’s noncitizen voter-removal effort was settled relatively quickly.

The sides reached an agreement Friday to end the investigation into voters, and it was approved by a federal judge Monday.

In January, Texas Secretary of State David Whitley announced his office had flagged the names of more than 90,000 alleged noncitizens on the state’s voter rolls. He also said he had sent the list to local election officials and the state’s attorney general, Ken Paxton, to possibly prosecute cases of voter fraud.

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