SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A Republican lawyer who has waged lawsuits on behalf of the Trump administration is suing California and the state DMV, saying the agency is failing to verify whether non-citizens are being registered to vote.
A federal lawsuit filed Tuesday by attorney Harmeet Dhillon comes after a state audit found the California DMV’s “motor voter” program that started in 2018 was riddled with technical problems that led to discrepancies in voter registrations.READ MORE: SCUSD's New Race And Equity Liaison Talk District's Move To Fire Teacher Who Used N-Word
The lawsuit alleges that California Secretary of State Alex Padilla and the director of California’s DMV, Steve Gordon, have violated the National Voter Registration Act and that Padilla has “forsaken his duty to ensure that non-citizens” are kept off voter rolls.READ MORE: ‘It’s Just Heartbreaking’: Community Mourns One In Growing Number Of Officer Deaths Involving DUI Drivers
Dhillon, a Republican National Committee member, filed the lawsuit on behalf of three California residents, all Republican voters.MORE NEWS: Big Dog, Big Dreams: 185-Pound Bullmastiff Up For Adoption At Sacramento SPCA
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