The Federal judge assigned to hear Texas-based group True the Vote and 22 Mississippians’ lawsuit against Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann, the state Republican Party and election commissions in nine counties said the case is pretty cut and dry in her mind. True the Vote claims it was denied access to voting records in Copiah, Hinds, Jefferson Davis, Lauderdale, Leake, Madison, Rankin, Simpson and Yazoo counties. The group also claims records have been destroyed or tampered with. U.S. District Judge Nancy Atlas of Texas said today during a hearing in Jackson that case technically is about what documents can be seen. “This is not a case of voter fraud,” Atlas said. “It’s whether the National Voter Registration Act was complied with and whether it preempts state statute. This case is about transparency of the voter process with the counter issue of voter privacy.”
… The judge said it would appear that it would be easier and cheaper for True the Vote to try to get info only on crossover voters who voted in the June 3 Democratic primary and then voted in the June 24 Republican runoff of U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran and challenger Chris McDaniel instead of trying to get access to personal information on all registered Mississippi voters.
Engelbrecht also admitted that in several counties the only information they sought was on absentee ballots, not anything about crossover ballots. … True the Vote dropped a request to get voters’ social security numbers.
Full Article: Judge: True the Vote lawsuit not a case of voter fraud.