Latino civil rights group sues over Texas voter citizenship review, calling it an "election-related 'witch hunt'"
Jan 29, 2019
Copyright © Credit: Robin Jerstad for The Texas Tribune
A Latino civil rights group is suing top Texas officials over what the organization says is an “election-related ‘witch hunt’” designed to intimidate legitimately registered voters by asking them to prove their citizenship.
In a lawsuit filed in federal court in San Antonio, lawyers for the League of United Latin American Citizens' national and Texas arms alleged that Texas Secretary of State David Whitley and Attorney General Ken Paxton violated a portion of the federal Voting Rights Act that prohibits the intimidation of voters.