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CLC sent a notice letter to Texas Secretary of State David Whitley informing him of the National Voter Registration Act violations created by his new voter purge program.
In an amended complaint filed on February 1, 2019, CLC has joined the League of United Latin American Citizens (“LULAC”) to ask the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas to stop the unlawful voter purge program announced by Texas Secretary of State David Whitley.
CLC and LULAC, on behalf of the plaintiffs, submitted a motion for preliminary injunction to ask the court to discontinue Texas Secretary of State David Whitley's voter purge program.
Bruce J. Elfant is the elections administrator for Travis County, Texas.
In this motion, named plaintiff Julie Hilberg of Poteet, Texas, seeks to represents a class of eligible Texas voters who appear on the Secretary of State's list of 95,000 registered voters and those who will appear on the Secretary's planned future monthly lists. Hilberg became a naturalized U.S. citizen in 2015 and voted in subsequent elections.
Texas unlawfully demanded tens of thousands of individuals provide additional proof of citizenship within 30 days or have their voter registration cancelled. CLC serves as counsel in a case challenging this discriminatory voter purge program.
On February 11, 2019, Texas Secretary of State David Whitley and Attorney General Ken Paxton, defendants, filed a motion to dismiss in the Texas voter discrimination and intimidation case.
On October 12, 2016, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) filed a reply to the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia requesting that the court grant a request for summary judgment.
On November 23, 2015, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) filed a complaint against the Federal Election Commission (FEC) because of the FEC's deadlock on an enforcement question.