- Associated Press - Thursday, September 11, 2014

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Texas Democrats have asked the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate a raid by Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott’s office on a nonprofit voter registration group.

In 2010, armed investigators dispatched by Abbott’s office suspecting election fraud raided the headquarters of group Houston Votes. A year later, the investigation was closed with no charges filed. But Houston Votes never recovered.

The Dallas Morning News reports (https://bit.ly/1AE9mkA ) the 12 Democratic House members from Texas said in a letter addressed to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder that “the raid raises serious concerns” about the use of state resources.

A Justice Department spokeswoman says the investigation request is being reviewed.

Abbott spokesman Jerry Strickland says the action is “political grandstanding.”

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.


Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide