In a complaint filed today by the Public Interest Legal Foundation, the Texas Democratic Party is accused of sending official looking voter registration forms to hundreds if not thousands of undocumented immigrants.
Prosecutors have been asked to see what, if any, election laws may have been broken.
The Public Interest Legal Foundation alerted district attorneys and the federal Justice Department to the pre-checked applications, and also included a signed affidavit from a man who said some of his relatives, who aren’t citizens, received the mailing.
“This is how the Texas Democratic Party is inviting foreign influence in an election in a federal election cycle,” said Logan Churchwell, spokesman for the PILF, a group that’s made its mark policing states’ voter registration practices.
The Texas Secretary of State’s office has also received complaints of these forms with the “citizen” box pre-checked addressed to both non-citizens and deceased individuals.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott issued a statement saying he was opening an investigation into the allegations.