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Carnahan Statement on DOJ Decision to Drop Lawsuit

Statement on DOJ Decision to Drop Lawsuit

City, Missouri
– Yesterday,
Judge Nanette
Laughrey granted a request made by the U.S. Department of Justice to drop the
National Voter Registration Act lawsuit against the State of Missouri. In
response, Secretary of State Robin Carnahan released the following

“I am pleased the
Department of Justice has decided to drop this lawsuit. Since it was originally
filed in 2005, I have maintained that the lawsuit is unnecessary, unwise and

The decision to drop
this suit is long overdue. A prior ruling found my office not only complied with
federal law but also went beyond its requirements through our many efforts to
assist county clerks and election boards with their responsibilities.

Missourians can rest
assured that I will continue to work with local election officials to ensure
fair and accurate elections in our state.”