Order stops state, local authorities from purging their voter rolls

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Andrea Poole reads aloud to Savannah Sanford, inley Jorgensen, Macy Chilton and Kelly Poole. Poole will be starting a storytime March 31 at the Vidor Public Library, reading every other Wednesday morning to children not yet in school.

March 4, 2004

AUSTIN — A San Antonio federal judge on Feb. 27 ordered Texas Secretary of State David Whitley not to purge the names of voters whose registrations he challenged as being potentially fraudulent.

The order came in a voting rights case filed by the League of United Latin American Citizens and other plaintiffs.

U.S. District Judge Fred Biery denied defendants’ motion to dismiss the suit. Biery then ordered officials not to remove anyone from the current voter registration list until authorized by the court.



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