Here’s the key paragraph from the HChron article, Watch out for voter registration cancellations.
Walter Pinkston, a Friendswood retiree and faithful Harris County voter, got a letter in late March asking his family to confirm that he was dead – which he was not – and warning that he was about to be purged from Texas voter rolls.
Retired Houston Baptist University Professor Trilla Pando received a similar notice of her death from voter registration officials in 2010.
Even Sylvia Garcia, a former Harris County commissioner, got suspended – not because anyone thought she was dead – but because county officials questioned the validity of a P.O. Box the Houston native had used on her voting card for years.
More than 300,000 valid voters were notified they could be removed from Texas rolls from November 2008 to November 2010 – often because they were mistaken for someone else or failed to receive or respond to generic form letters, according to Houston Chronicle interviews and analysis of voter registration data.
Here’s what BOR had to say, Thousands of Eligible Voters Targeted for Removal from Texas Voter Rolls.
County election offices reportedly utilize an unreliable “matching” method to identify voters to target for removal from the rolls, where voter registration records are matched to lists of individuals who are ineligible to vote. Such lists include deceased persons, persons with disqualifying criminal convictions, and voters who claimed to be non-citizens to avoid jury duty. To be targeted for removal, all that may be required is that you share a last name and birthdate with someone who has died or been convicted of a crime. This matching method yields predictable errors, and it has already led to legitimate voters being targeted for removal from the voter rolls.
Registration records that are matched to ineligible persons are placed on the list of “suspended voters.” Once on the list of suspended voters, voters are purged from the voter rolls if they don’t vote or update their information for two consecutive federal elections. Ten percent of Texas voters’ registration is currently “suspended”, including 20 percent of voters under 30.
Here’s a great video from Crooks and Liars,Heritage Foundation ‘Expert’ Can’t Cite Any Examples of Voter Fraud When Pressed by Chuck Todd.