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True the Vote trying to "clear up" Alabama's voter rolls

AL.com reports: A volunteer network started by Tea Party members in Texas has taken steps to verify the addresses of college students in Huntsville, prompting local Democrats to cry foul.

True the Vote last month sent a fax to Oakwood University, a historically black Seventh-day Adventist college in Huntsville, to verify the addresses of more than 120 students who are registered voters. The list included names alongside dates of birth.

"I'm outraged about this," said Clete Wetli, chairman of the Madison County Democratic party. Wetli on Friday said True the Vote is "aligned with the far right and Tea Party activists" and is using "fear and suppression" to attempt to influence elections.

Judy Parsons, the Hartselle volunteer who contacted Oakwood University, said she is one of 130 volunteers attempting to clear up Alabama voter rolls and the student names were provided by True the Vote. She contends the group is non-partisan. -- Read the whole story --> Tea Party offshoot working to clear names from Alabama voter rolls | al.com

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