True the Vote has dropped its appeal of a federal judge's ruling that poll books and absentee ballot applications are not subject to public disclosure under federal law. The Texas-based organization filed its lawsuit in July asking for records connected to the June 24 GOP U.S. Senate Primary Runoff in which incumbent Thad Cochran beat Tea Party favorite Chris McDaniel.
Mississippi Secretary of State Delbert Hoseman issued this statement Thursday, "The Attorney General has been informed the federal decision protecting the privacy of Mississippi voters' birth dates will not be appealed. Furthermore, True the Vote has requested to withdraw the lawsuit in its entirety and stated they will never litigate this issue again in Mississippi."
Hosemann added,"the attempt to acquire voters' birth dates from the Circuit Clerks and the Secretary of State was unwise, expensive and unnecessary for any election contest."
True the Vote is a group that states on its website that it is devoted to free and fair elections for all Americans.