Eight Texas counties agree to halt voter citizenship reviews while lawsuits proceed

Texas Tribune,  February 23, 2019

When the Texas secretary of state embarked on its controversial voter citizenship review almost four weeks ago, multiple county officials across the state immediately leapt into action to question the citizenship status of their local voters marked for review. ...

The eight counties that sent letters demanding proof of citizenship from some registered voters confirmed they will not cancel any voter registrations based on those notices, according to lawyers for the ACLU of Texas and other groups suing the state on behalf of a group of civil and voting rights organizations. ...

The groups are arguing that the state’s efforts to review the citizenship status of almost 100,000 voters was unconstitutional and discriminated against naturalized citizens and voters of color.

By Alexa Ura

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