Texas: Attorney General’s office questions state’s authority in maintaining voter lists | The Monitor
A representative from the Texas Attorney General’s office appeared her in court Monday to argue that the state should not be held responsible in the lawsuit by the American Civil Rights Union against the Starr County elections administrator. Assistant Attorney General Adam Bitter said the office was contacted by the ACRU about the case and proceeded to submit a brief arguing that, in this case, the state did not have the authority to ensure that Starr County maintain proper voter lists. However, U.S. District Judge Ricardo Hinojosa appeared confused as to why the attorney general’s office had gotten involved and said it was the Texas Secretary of State that should be held responsible. “I really don’t understand why you refuse to bring in the proper party,” Hinojosa told the attorneys representing the ACRU.Full Article: Texas AG’s office questions state’s authority in maintaining voter lists | Local News | themonitor.com.