voter purge Embattled Secretary Of State David Whitley Resigns As Texas Legislative Session Ends By Ashley Lopez • May 28, 2019 Texas Secretary of State David Whitley, who was behind the botched effort to remove alleged noncitizens from the state’s voter rolls, reportedly resigned Monday as the 86th Legislature came to a close. Texas Is Playing A Major Role In Another Important Test Of The Voting Rights Act By Ashley Lopez • May 2, 2019 A federal judge in San Antonio will hear arguments Thursday over whether Texas should have to clear its political maps with the federal government in 2021. Texas Agreed To End Its Noncitizen Voter Purge. But It's Unclear What Paxton Will Do. By Ashley Lopez • May 1, 2019 Unlike other voting rights lawsuits filed against Texas officials in the past decade, the challenge to the state’s noncitizen voter-removal effort was settled relatively quickly. Texas Republicans Swayed By Drumbeat Of Messages About Noncitizen Voting By Ashley Lopez • Mar 14, 2019 Following the state’s effort to remove alleged noncitizens from voter rolls, recent polling shows many Texans believe noncitizens are voting – even though studies have shown that rarely happens. House Speaker Pelosi Says Attempted Voter Purge In Texas Shows Need For Stronger Federal Protections By Ashley Lopez • Mar 7, 2019 House Speaker Nancy Pelosi made a visit to East Austin on Tuesday to promote sweeping voting legislation currently before Congress.