IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURTFOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF MISSISSIPPIJACKSON DIVISIONTrue the Vote, Jane Coln, Brandie Correro,Chad Higdon, Jennifer Higdon, GeneHopkins, Frederick Lee Jenkins, MaryJenkins, Tavish Kelly, Donna Knezevich,Joseph Knezevich, Doris Lee, Lauren Lynch, Norma Mackey, Roy Nicholson, Mark Patrick, Julie Patrick, Paul Patrick, DavidPhilley, Grant Sowell, Sybil Tribble, LauraVanOverschelde, and Elaine Vechorik Plaintiffs,v.The Honorable Delbert Hosemann, in hisofficial capacity as Secretary of State for theState of Mississippi, The Republican Party of Mississippi, Copiah County, MississippiElection Commission, Hinds County,Mississippi Election Commission, JeffersonDavis County, Mississippi ElectionCommission, Lauderdale County,Mississippi Election Commission, LeakeCounty, Mississippi Election Commission,Madison County, Mississippi ElectionCommission, Rankin County, MississippiElection Commission, Simpson County,Mississippi Election Commission, and YazooCounty, Mississippi Election CommissionDefendants.
Cause No. 3:14-cv-00532-HTW-LRA
PLAINTIFFS’ TRUE THE VOTE, ET. AL’S BENCH BRIEFSTATING THE SECRETARY OF STATE IS A PROPER PARTY
Plaintiffs True the Vote, et. al, submit, in preparation for the July 24, 2014hearing, the following Bench Brief Stating the Secretary of State is a proper party to thiscase as the chief elections officer of the State of Mississippi under the National Voter Registration Act (“NVRA”). As chief elections officer, the Secretary has authority over counties within Mississippi and their conduct of a national primary election. Because the
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