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September 2, 2019 10:04 a.m.

This Week: Appeals Court Won’t Let Indiana Go Back To Purging People Without Warning Them

Appeals Court Smacks Down Indiana’s Purge Process: An appeals court on Tuesday schooled Indiana on why it is illegal to purge people off the rolls without first giving them a warning. Indiana was using CrossCheck — an interstate database that finds matches of people who appear to be registered in multiple states — to automatically purge voters without first sending them the notices mandated by the National Voter Registration Act. With the appeals court’s decision, a lower court’s freeze on the practice will stay in place while the case is litigated. Obama’s New Redistricting Initiative: The latest volley in the redistricting wars came in the form of a redistricting education campaign announced by former President Barack Obama Tuesday. The initiative is affiliated with Eric Holder’s redistricting group and seeks to train grassroots activists to play a role in pushing for fair maps after the 2020 census.  Redistricting Reform Group To Defend MI Commission: A judge okayed the request by the…

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