Secretary of State of Texas
New emails show the governor's office put in an "urgent" request to identify noncitizen voter records shortly before the 2018 midterm elections.
David Whitley drew widespread criticism after he claimed nearly 100,000 noncitizens were on the voter rolls. It turned out many of those people were eligible to vote.
Texas officials said they suspected nearly 100,000 noncitizens were on state voter rolls in January. But that conclusion was based on flawed data.
David Whitley sidestepped questions about why his office sent out a press release on supposed noncitizen voters without having done a thorough investigation.
Citizens fear they've been wrongly flagged, while legal groups and Democratic legislators work to get it halted.
The machines aren't broken, according to Texas officials, but people need to check their selections before submitting them.
They say there's no excuse for denying voting accommodations to people displaced by the storm.
The judge said cooperating with the federal commission could violate voter privacy and chill free speech.
Signs in polling places about the state’s controversial voter ID law contained outdated rules. Poll workers gave voters incorrect information. Lines were long.