The U.S. House Committee on Oversight and Reform has launched an investigation into the Secretary of State’s efforts to have counties verify the citizenship of as many as 95K registered voters flagged as potentially being ineligible to vote.
In a letter to Secretary of State David Whitley, U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.), the committee chair, wrote, “We are disturbed by reports that your office has taken steps to remove thousands of eligible American voters from the rolls in Texas and that you have referred many of these Americans for possible criminal prosecution for exercising their right to vote.”
Cummings and the committee asked for a variety of documents, including communications with the Texas Dept. of Public Safety, the Attorney General’s office and the Governor’s office.
Meanwhile, the federal judge presiding over lawsuits related to the voter purge denied a motion to remove county election officials as defendants from the suit.
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