Federal prosecutors have issued subpoenas for millions of North Carolina voter records to be turned over to immigration authorities by Sept. 25. The move, which appears to revive President Trump’s claims of widespread voter fraud by undocumented immigrants just two months before the midterms, was announced by voting-rights lawyer Marc Elias on Twitter on Wednesday. Forty-four county election boards in eastern North Carolina and the state elections board reportedly received the grand jury subpoenas from Immigration and Customs Enforcement, though details are scarce on the investigation behind the subpoenas. The subpoenas were issued just days after 19 non-citizens in North Carolina were charged with illegally voting in the 2016 election. But critics say the move may be an attempt by the Trump administration to breathe new life into its voter-fraud commission, which disbanded in January after finding no evidence of widespread voter fraud.
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