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Texas Secretary of State Defends Voter Purge Fiasco
Whitley ducks blame during contentious confirmation hearing
"...do better next time, and humbly apologize for the “voter fraud” fiasco he unleashed across the state, Texas Secretary..."

Feb. 8, 2019 News Post by Mary Tuma

Austin Resident Named in Texas Voter Purge Debacle, Files Suit
"They basically accused me of committing fraud"
"...registered to vote, she immediately emailed the Travis County voter registrar office to see if the state erroneously slapped..."

Feb. 5, 2019 News Post by Mary Tuma

David Whitley Apologizes for "Confusion" Wrought by Voter Purge List
Three lawsuits later, Texas secretary of state basically says "whoops"
"...to firm up its shoddy data before springing a "voter fraud" fiasco upon the state. Whitley says his goal..."

Feb. 22, 2019 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Voter "Fraud"
"...Dear Editor, [Re: "Austin Resident Named in Texas Voter Purge Debacle, Files Suit," Daily News, Feb. 5]: Texans..."

Feb. 6, 2019 Postmarks

Lege Lines: Texas GOP Tees up More Voter ID Nonsense
Secretary of State issues election advisory, ignites right-wing voter fraud frenzy
"...counties to investigate a list of some 95,000 registered voters whose U.S. citizenship was possibly in doubt (of whom..."

Feb. 1, 2019 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Ken Paxton Puts the Brakes on Federal Inquiry Into Debunked Voter Fraud Claims
A.G. tells Congress to wait in line
"...committee seeking to investigate the state's bungled attempt to purge thousands of voters from the rolls. Last month, the..."

April 19, 2019 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Point Austin: “Show Us Your Papers”
The Whitley fiasco and the persistence of voter suppression
"...the headline matter was his handling of the "noncitizen voter" list he released a couple of weeks earlier. Although..."

Feb. 15, 2019 News Column by Michael King

Lege Lines: Senate Still Hasn’t Confirmed Texas Secretary of State David Whitley
Architect of recent “voter fraud” fiasco shifts blame to DPS
"...on Nominations last week, he was roasted for the "voter fraud" fiasco he unleashed on the state, with an..."

Feb. 15, 2019 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Congress Wants to Look at David Whitley's Books
Investigation to look into Texas' voter list fiasco
"...Oversight and Reform has launched an investigation into Texas' voter list fiasco, asking Secretary of State David Whitley for..."

April 5, 2019 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Naked City
City council continues to keep public out of Stratus negotiations. Paul Robbins urges individuals and publications to count Floridal votes, A Georgia company sold a flawed list of ineligible voters to Florida.
"...Atlanta-based firm, ChoicePoint, to prepare a "scrub list" to purge voter rolls of felons. Using the list, 173,000 potential..."

Dec. 8, 2000 News Feature by Louis Dubose

Lege Lines: The Voters Speak, the Governor Listens
Abbott leaves the red-state red-meat back at the mansion
"...on local government that can only be exceeded by voter approval, Abbott suggested granting people the power to fire..."

Feb. 8, 2019 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Campaign Buzz
Distant city and county elections begin to draw early feelers
"...full title of the office – tax assessor-collector and voter registrar – because in addition to its tax functions,..."

June 29, 2007 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Nancy Pelosi Touts Voting Rights in Eastside Swing
U.S. House speaker stops in Austin to promote new anti-corruption legislation
"...Levy, former state Rep. Glen Maxey, and Travis County Voter Registrar Bruce Elfant...."

March 8, 2019 News Feature by Michael King

The Hightower Report
War on Terrorists Gets Goofier; and An Early and Exclusive Primary
"...decreed that chaplains in every federal prison must systematically purge their chapel libraries of all religious books, CDs, videos,..."

Sept. 28, 2007 News Column by Jim Hightower

The Hightower Report
Some elections are clean, but the GOP campaigns dirty
"...efforts in Florida by first brother Jeb Bush to purge the voter rolls of thousands of eligible African-Americans, but..."

Nov. 26, 2004 News Column by Jim Hightower

When Dewhurst Goes Back to Senate
How Cruz and Campbell's run-off wins rewrite the Legislature
"...may have passed a slate of repressive bills (sonograms, voter ID, redistricting, school finance reforms, etc etc etc) but..."

Aug. 3, 2012 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Naked City
Austin Stories
"...tax assessor Nelda Wells Spears -- also Travis Co.'s voter registrar -- was set to purge more than 37,000..."

Dec. 13, 2002 News Feature

The Rest of the Races
Anti-Soifer site comes down, Hidalgo Co. turnout goes up, and Williamson Co. (as usual) veers right
"...and soccer moms who form the bulk of county voters...."

March 5, 2004 News Feature

Postmarks
Urban planning and noise in the Hood
"...Austin's Smart Growth planning is a land grab, a purge of lower-income Austinites. City Hall added "densification" to neighborhood..."

Aug. 3, 2001 Column

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