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electionlineWeekly — January 18, 2018

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II. Federal-State Updates

In Texas, plaintiffs in a suit that seeks to prevent the state from providing the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity with voter data are seeking a way to end the suit now that the commission no longer exists and the White House says that all data already collected will be thrown out.

“We’re going to reach out to the state to see if we can come up with some sort of joint agreement for winding down the lawsuit in a way that makes us satisfied that voter rights are going to be protected,” Myrna Pérez, a lawyer for the Brennan Center for Justice at New York University’s Law School, which represented the plaintiffs in the case told The Dallas Morning News. “We are not suggesting there is no way and no information that could be sent over striking the balance the Legislature struck in crafting the election law, but we’re worried about the balance.”