Voting

Lawsuit over Texas Purge of "Potentially Deceased" Voters

Recipients of letters have to prove they aren't dead or lose voting rights

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The Texas Secretary of State is purging people from the voting rolls after informing them that they are "potentially deceased," after secretly, and illegally, giving herself the power to do so, four undead men claim in court.

Lead plaintiff Michael E. Moore sued Secretary of State Hope Andrade, in Travis County Court. Moore and Andrew Young also sued Travis County Voting Registrar.

The two other plaintiffs, from two other counties, sued only Andrade.

All four say they received notices "that they were 'potentially deceased' and that their voter registration was subject to 'cancellation.' These notices were apparently on a form prescribed by defendant Andrade and were sent to plaintiffs at the command of defendant Andrade.