State Targets Injunction on Voter Registration Measures

Attorneys for the state of Texas say a federal court’s decision to block restrictions for deputy voter registrars has already caused frustration and confusion at the county level and will only hinder voter turnout.

U.S. District Judge Gregg Costa on Thursday ruled that a law that prohibits third-party voter registrars from working in more than one county, and another that mandates registrars in Texas be residents of the state, violate the First Amendment. He also blocked provisions that required deputy voter registrars to be compensated hourly, that prevented registration certificates from being photocopied and that prohibited completed forms ...

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