At his confirmation hearing, Whitley faced tough questioning from Democrats over his decision to erroneously question the citizenship status of tens of thousands of voters.
The ACLU and others are asking a federal court to block counties from sending notices requiring certain voters to prove their citizenship.
Texas officials flagged 95,000 voters for citizenship reviews. But after thousands have already been cleared, questions are being raised about how they handled the process.
County officials said the number mistakenly flagged is “significant.”
The lawsuit comes after at least one county has begun sending notices asking certain voters to prove that they are citizens.
Thirteen groups issues the warning, and some are considering suing the State.
The Trump administration no longer supports requiring Texas to obtain federal approval of changes to its legislative and congressional maps.
State Rep. Eric Johnson (D-Dallas) has led a crusade to get rid of the plaque, which asserts the Civil War was “not a rebellion, nor was its underlying cause to sustain slavery.”
Diana Herrera remembers sitting in an Edgewood High School class, listening for her name over the school intercom as the counseling department called students in for college guidance.
The last-minute efforts to register people to vote typically result in what local election officials have previously described as a paper tsunami.