It’s always good to see a racist dirtbag like David Whitley scuttle off in disgrace.
BY MORGAN GSTALTER
Acting Texas Secretary of State David Whitley (R) resigned on Monday after his office wrongly questioned the U.S. citizenship of nearly 100,000 people, The Houston Chronicle reported.
The embattled official who oversaw the state’s elections penned a resignation letter to Republican Gov. Greg Abbott, who nominated him for the job in December.
Whitley was facing a Monday deadline to be confirmed by the Texas Senate or lose his job. The letter was sent shortly before the state Senate adjourned until 2021, The Chronicle reported.
Abbott will need to name a replacement who will likely not be confirmed until after the 2020 election.
All 12 Democrats in the Texas Senate blocked Whitley's confirmation through the legislative session over the botched voter purge.
Whitley's office early this year launched a botched review of the state's voter rolls, saying officials had discovered as many as 95,000 non-citizens registered to vote and sending lists of names to county elections officials for review and purge.
Within days, the secretary of state’s office backtracked on the announcement after discovering that its original list was not properly vetted and included thousands of citizens.
Texas Republicans have already gone out of their way to make registering new voters as cumbersome and bureaucratic as humanly possible.
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