Three More GOP States Exit From A Key Voting Data Partnership

  • The Electronic Registration Information Center, or ERIC, is a multi-state partnership that experts across the political spectrum say is the only reliable, secure way for states to share voter registration data with each other.
  • But on Monday, three Republican-led states announced they are pulling out of ERIC — leaving questions about the future of a system that up until recently was a bipartisan success story, as well as questions about how these three states will maintain accurate voter lists without such a resource.
  • “[ERIC] is a godsend,” Paul Pate, the GOP secretary of state of Iowa, told NPR in an interview last month.
  • But state officials in FloridaMissouri and West Virginia have joined a growing number of Republicans who don’t see it that way.
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