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Texas AG agrees to stop purging voter rolls

The Texas attorney general agreed Wednesday to stop purging the names of 81,000 people from the voting rolls who are listed as possibly deceased, said attorneys for four living voters who made the list.

Voting registrars will continue to purge the names of those confirmed to be dead but not those they can't confirm, said a statement released by civil rights attorneys Buck Wood and Dave Richards. The agreement comes a day before a court was scheduled to hear arguments in the case. The attorney general's office had no immediate comment.

The four voters who brought the lawsuit received letters from a county voting registrar asking them to confirm they were not dead. The four argued that the impetus should not be placed on them to prove they are alive.