A group of religious leaders and elected officials held a press conference Tuesday to express their outrage.

The coalition came together at Mt. Hebron Baptist Church after thousands of death challenges went out to Harris County voters.

The letters notify residents they’re being purged from the voter rolls because they’re considered dead by state records.

Houstonian Mary Jackson Miller also received a notice.

She says, “we fought too hard for this right for them to try and take it away.”

The problem with the death purge is at least 300 living voters like Miller have received notices they could be removed.

Harris County Tax Assessor Don Summers has said he will suspend the effort until what he calls a faulty database is accurate.

Sumners also says he will send voters who received the death challenge informing them they won’t be removed.

He says the county won’t move forward until after the Presidential election.

State Representative Sylvester Turner says he finds the voter purge highly suspicious just weeks before a Presidential election.

Turner says the death challenge law has been on the books since 2011 and he doesn’t know why the Texas Secretary of State is pushing this effort now.