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INFREQUENT VOTER PURGES attempt to make our inaccurate rolls more accurate.  But they do so in a way that is wildly inaccurate!  There's a better way.   

DEDUPLICATION PURGES are based on the idea that many people, through no fault of their own, are registered in two states.  Interstate Cross Check is a purported "deduplicator" used by 28 states. But one study found that it generated 200 false positives for every 1 problem found and that many records were simply non-existent.  To learn more, watch The Best Elections Money Can Buy)

ERIC, the Electronic Registration Information Center is the Belinda the Good Witch of CrossCheck.  It's accurate, it's non-partisan, and 20 states have joined it.  

ACLU FILES FEDERAL LAWSUIT OVER TRUMP ELECTION COMMISSION SECRECY [aclu.org | 7.10.2017] The American Civil Liberties Union filed a federal lawsuit today over the lack of transparency by President Trump’s election commission. The lawsuit charges the commission with failing to comply with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, which is designed to ensure public accountability of all advisory committees.

“The commission held its first meeting without notice or making it open to the public. This process is cloaked in secrecy, raising serious concerns about its credibility and intent. What are they trying to hide?” said Theresa Lee, a staff attorney with the ACLU’s Voting Rights Project. READ MORE

ACLU Files Suit Against White House Election Fraud Commission [npr.org | 7.10.2017] The American Civil Liberties Union is suing President Trump's vote fraud commission, charging that the body isn't following federal law requiring it to be open to the public. The lawsuit joins a growing number concerning the commission that have been filed by civil liberties groups in recent days.

It also comes as an email was sent by Vice President Mike Pence's office to states telling them to hold off on sending voter data requested last month.

Although the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity, led by Pence and Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, has held only an initial meeting by telephone since it was created two months ago, that first meeting was not open to the public, the ACLU charges. "Since the [law] applies to all meetings, even telephonic meetings, the commission has already violated [the Federal Advisory Committee Act]," ACLU staff attorney Theresa Lee tells NPR.

The commission is planning a meeting on July 19 that would be available to the public only by video link. However, that doesn't count as "open," Lee says, "because it does not provide the opportunity for sufficient public oversight as required by law, and is notably inaccessible to any citizens without a computer and a broadband internet connection." READ MORE

Theresa Lee ACLU Interview on the Voter Suppression Commission [bit.ly/2u7MrEQ]