Group Looks to SCOTUS to Stop Voter Registration Laws

An voting rights advocacy group on Friday filed an emergency appeal with the nation’s highest court, hoping it will overturn an appellate court’s decision it says hinders voter registration in Texas.

In February, Project Vote filed a lawsuit alleging that five new laws passed by the 82nd Legislature were unfairly burdensome to voters. In August, U.S. District Judge Gregg Costa of Galveston granted a temporary injunction against the provisions, which include a law that prohibits third-party voter registrars from working in multiple counties and another that mandates registrars in Texas be residents of the state. Provisions ...

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