Texas Reaches Settlement In Suit Over Its Shoddy Non-Citizen Voter Fraud List

Talking Points Memo

The settlement also spells out matching criteria “to maximize the likelihood that the individual identified in the DPS database is the same individual identified” in Texas’ election management database. “Naturalized American citizens in Texas should not have to worry about their state threatening to purge them from the voting rolls,” said Paul Smith, vice president of litigation and strategy at Campaign Legal Center, one of the groups that sued Texas over the list. “Today’s legally binding agreement means Texas can no longer target naturalized U.S. citizens for potential criminal investigation and removal from the voting lists based on stale data.”

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