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TCRP has set its sights on state agencies that fail to comply with federal voting rights laws — affecting millions of Texans every year. Currently, we estimate that the Texas electorate is missing 4.4 million voters due to the systemic failures in our voter registration system. TCRP is the only organization targeting state agencies for failing to comply with voting rights laws. Forcing compliance with these laws would result in a large increase and diversification of Texas’ electorate — making the electorate look more like Texas.
In early 2016, TCRP sued the state of Texas for refusing to register the more than 1.4 million Texans who update their information online annually through the Department of Public Safety (DPS) website. This practice violates the U.S. Constitution and the federal “motor voter” law. We expect to set the stage for deep changes in DPS’s voter registration practices.
Additionally, TCRP will begin similar litigation against other state agencies that fail to comply with federal voter registration laws. Forcing compliance with these federal laws will help support the already existing grassroots efforts to ensure that every eligible Texan can cast a ballot that counts.