Federal judge blocks Indiana voter registration law


INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A federal judge temporarily blocked a law that critics contend will allow officials to illegally purge voters from Indiana's election rolls.

The ruling issued Friday by U.S. District Court Judge Tanya Walton Pratt puts the law on hold while government watchdog group Common Cause pursues its lawsuit against the Indiana secretary of state's office over the use of the Interstate Voter Registration Crosscheck Program.

Under a 2017 law that would have been used for the first time this July, local election officials would have been able to automatically eliminate voters who show...

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