Resources Diverted Toward Litigation Instead of Enfranchising Voters

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On the eve of the 2016 election, during the 30 days before election day, a challenge was made to the registration of 100-year-old Grace Bell Hardison, based on an unreturned mailing. Ultimately, what we discovered in our investigation is that, that challenge was a part of a mass systematic removal strategy in this state. Again, while we were victorious in the ultimate litigation, harm was done as we continue to have to divert our resources toward litigation and away from enfranchising voters.

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