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March 13, 2019      12:36 PM

SB: The DPS Director as a political human shield

Abbott hopes Senate Democrats will join him in blaming the botched voter purge on the DPS director, who is not subject to Senate confirmation; the state is moving to settle a lawsuit over the issue, apparently to avoid depositions about where this scandal originated

As the head of the Department of Public Safety accepts “full responsibility” for the botched rollout of a planned monthly voter purge in Texas, the state and plaintiffs in the lawsuit about this in San Antonio are moving toward settlement talks this month.

It’s hard to imagine any reason the state would do that other than avoidance of potentially damaging depositions in which attorneys for the plaintiffs could dig into exactly how this effort began in the first place.

By Scott Braddock

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