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Thu Oct 5, 2017, 04:55 PM

Judge blocks Texas from turning over voter information to White House

This is good news. Texas will not be turning over voter information to Kobach and the White House Commission on Voter Suppression http://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/353916-judge-blocks-texas-from-turning-over-voter-information-to-white-house

A Texas civil judge has temporarily blocked the state from turning over voter information to the White House's election integrity commission out of fears that the data won't be adequately protected.

The Daily Beast reported Tuesday that Judge Tim Sulak of Travis County's 353rd Civil District Court issued a temporary restraining order on Tuesday that told the state not to turn over the data because there are not "appropriate precautions to safeguard the privacy and security of that information."


While the decision isn't final, the Tuesday ruling deals a stumbling block to the commission, which is looking to compile voter data from across the country in order to build a database to identify potential instances of fraud. Texas has more registered voters than any other state besides California, so its data is a crucial piece of the database that the commission hopes to create.


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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Thu Oct 5, 2017, 04:59 PM

1. Muller should be investigating this commission as part of the Russia probe. nt

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Thu Oct 5, 2017, 05:50 PM

2. The lawsuit was brought by the League of Women Voters and the Texas NAACP,

two groups that are perennial Republican targets. I hope they are strong enough to hold the line along with the ACLU and several other voter rights groups that are challenging Trumps commission.

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Response to procon (Reply #2)

Thu Oct 5, 2017, 05:59 PM

3. Two of my favorite groups

Both of these organizations have done a great deal to defend voting rights

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