Texas Groups Seek to Block Release of Voter Data

By Michelle Casady (July 21, 2017, 8:18 PM EDT) -- The Texas NAACP and the League of Women Voters of Texas filed suit Thursday against state election officials to prevent the transfer of personal voter data to the Presidential Election Commission, arguing those officials have indicated they will hand over the information in a way that violates state laws.

The petition, filed in state district court in Austin, alleges that the release of the voter data to the commission — which President Donald Trump established after making an "unsubstantiated claim that 'millions of people ... voted illegally'" — will undermine and "run afoul of the state's carefully crafted regulation of the...

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