The largest county in Texas settled a lawsuit with a watchdog group after refusing to release records dealing with noncitizens on its voter rolls.
"For more than a decade, Harris County officials lobbied for or against state and federal election reforms citing the fact that noncitizens were becoming registered there," Logan Churchwell, communications director for PILF, told the Washington Free Beacon. "We know this is a problem around the country. Harris County records can provide the largest sampling of the reported problems in Texas and identify system flaws in need of attention."
@PILF's J. Christian Adams, “the best possible outcome for clean elections in #Texas,” also said @PILFoundation intends to use the data to catalog and provide stakeholders with information on problems that allow foreigners to get on voter rolls.@GabMoBanks https://t.co/gRToeLI16U— PublicInterestLegal (@PILFoundation) March 19, 2020
#Texas @PILFoundation sued #HarrisCounty Tax Assessor-Collector and Voter Registrar Ann Bennett in 2018, after Bennett’s office refused access to records of registered voters identified as #noncitizens. @TrueTexasTea #txlege https://t.co/VcNnPP7ZjC— PublicInterestLegal (@PILFoundation) March 19, 2020
Read the full settlement agreement below.