(Joshua Paladino, Liberty Headlines) The Public Interest Legal Foundation—a nonpartisan, nonprofit law firm dedicated to preserving integrity in American elections—has identified 248 counties, spanning across 24 states, with more registered voters than adults eligible to vote.
PILF has threatened a lawsuit against election officials in these counties if they cannot prove their compliance with election laws. Election officials are required to keep clean voter rolls that account for non-citizen voters, deceased voters, ineligible voters, and voters who have left the county. If this is not accomplished, then the PILF could sue them for violating the National Voter Registration Act.
“During the 2016 Election, 24 states had bloated voter rolls,” PILF President and General Counsel J. Christian Adams said. “Voter fraud begins with corrupted voter rolls. Our nation’s voter rolls have records that cannot be distinguished between living or dead; citizen or alien; resident or relocated. We hear about possible cyber-attacks, but we aren’t doing enough to fix voter rolls that are certainly corrupt. The voter rolls are so bad in some states that election officials would have a hard time telling the difference between sabotage and negligence.”
PILF says Kentucky, Michigan, Iowa, and Illinois are the worst offenders.
The organization found 32 counties in Michigan with more registered voters than adults eligible to vote, but on average they are less drastic than other states. For example Michigan’s worst offender, Leelanau County, has 10 percent more voters than are eligible.
Illinois’ worst-offending counties, Shelby and Alexander, have 54 percent more voters than are eligible. But the problem isn’t isolated to traditionally blue states.
PILF found 12 counties with bloated rolls in Texas. For example, Loving County had 65 percent more voters than adults eligible to vote.
The difference, however, is that Loving County has a population of 112, so even a 65 percent increase could only amount to less than a hundred votes. Shelby County, Illinois, has a population over 20,000, so voter fraud poses a greater threat.
PILF sent letters to each of these counties, informing them to either correct voter rolls or face a lawsuit.
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“Federal law requires election officials to conduct a reasonable effort to maintain voter registration lists free of dead voters, ineligible voters, and voters who have moved away,” the notice letters state. “Based on our comparison of publicly available information published by the U.S. Census Bureau and the federal Election Assistance Commission, it appears that your jurisdiction is failing to comply with these federal law requirements.”
Democrats and Republicans have accused each other of voter fraud for decades. In the 2016 election, many cases of voter fraud were proven, including a James Madison University student who admitted to registering 18 dead people as Democrats, according to Fox News. In Florida, a Republican woman pleaded guilty to forging absentee ballots to favor her candidate, according to Vice News. Yet overall, the government has prosecuted very few cases of voter fraud.Click here for reuse options!
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