UCLA lecturer and co-director of the UCLA Voting Rights Center, Chad Dunn, secures a settlement with the State of Texas requiring it rescind a voter purge of newly naturalized citizens. The settlement agreement can be found HERE, and it requires Texas to withdraw their earlier advisory claiming there were 95,000 illegally registered non-citizen voters in Texas. The 95,000 figure, which is wrong and has now, as part of the settlement, been withdrawn, was retweeted by President Trump. Texas must now institute a much smaller and more targeted program to investigate non-citizen registrants.
In the Fall 2018, UCLA launched a Voting Rights Center with Mr. Dunn and Political Science and Chicana/o Studies Professor Matt Barreto. Undergraduate, graduate and law students now have the opportunity to learn and train under some of the pre-eminent voting rights experts and civil rights lawyers in the country.
More about the Texas case can be learned at the following links:
Texas agrees to rescind voter citizenship investigation – News – Austin American-Statesman – Austin, TX
Texas will end its botched voter citizenship review and rescind its list of flagged voters | The Texas Tribune
Texas rescinding list of possible noncitizen voters, ending botched review | The Texas Tribune
For previous coverage of this case in LA Social Science, click HERE.