July 2, 2014 10:28:07 AM
JACKSON -- Thirteen Mississippi residents and a Texas group, True the Vote, are suing over access to poll books from the Republican primary runoff between Sen. Thad Cochran and challenger Chris McDaniel.
The lawsuit was filed Tuesday in federal court in Oxford against Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann and the Mississippi Republican Party.
It seeks to compel Hosemann and the GOP to release poll books without redacting voters' birthdates.
Plaintiffs say they want to examine poll books for people marked as voting in the June 3 Democratic primary and the June 24 Republican runoff. State law prohibits such crossover voting. It's part of a process of McDaniel deciding whether to appeal his loss to Cochran.
Hosemann says his office does not possess poll books or have authority to publicly release them.
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