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Foundation Findings

The Foundation’s September 2020 Report, Critical Condition: American Voter Rolls Filled with Errors, Dead Voters, and Duplicate Registrations, Demonstrated the Disrepair of America’s Voter Rolls

Deceased Registrants Identified

Duplicate Registrants Identified

Registrants Listing Nonresidential Addresses

PILF Updates

LAWSUIT: Strip Clubs, Casinos, Gas Stations, and Bars on the Clark County Voter Roll

Clark County election officials must investigate addresses and fix any errors on the voter roll before 2024 ballots hit the mail.   (Las Vegas, NV) – June 27, 2024: The Public Interest Legal Foundation (PILF) filed a petition for mandamus to force Clark County, Nevada...

Michigan Voter Roll Clean-Up Case Heads to Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals

This is a precedent-setting case that will decide the standard for what is “reasonable” under the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA). (Lansing, MI) – May 29, 2024: The Public Interest Legal Foundation (PILF) filed an appeal brief with the Sixth Circuit Court of...

PILF Files Lawsuits to Have Minnesota and Wisconsin’s NVRA Election Transparency Exemptions Declared Invalid

Supreme Court precedent in Shelby County v. Holder orders that Congress cannot indiscriminately treat states differently. (Alexandria, VA) – April 30, 2024: The Public Interest Legal Foundation (PILF) filed two federal lawsuits to have Minnesota and...

First Circuit Court of Appeals: Voter Roll is a Public Record, Maine Cannot Punish Voter Roll Researchers

Maine’s restrictions on the use of the voter roll were enacted to keep election watchdogs, like PILF, from analyzing and speaking about errors in the voter roll. (Alexandria, VA) – February 5, 2024: The Public Interest Legal Foundation (PILF) secured a landmark ruling...

PILF Breaks Down ERIC’s Wall of Secrecy

Other states should take notice that the Electronic Registration Information Center reports are voter list maintenance documents that the public has a right to inspect. (Alexandria, VA) – September 20, 2023: The United States District Court in Alaska has issued an...

Records from PILF Litigation: North Carolina Identified 1,400 Registrants who Appeared to be Foreign Nationals 

Motor Voter is the number one cause of foreign nationals getting registered to vote across the country and hampers officials’ ability to remove them. (Raleigh, NC) – June 22, 2023: Prior to the 2014 midterm elections, North Carolina had more than...

PILF Launches Interactive Voter Roll Error Database

Voter roll database reveals hundreds of thousands of errors across the country. (Washington, DC) – February 27, 2023:  Today, the Public Interest Legal Foundation (PILF) is launching a new interactive website tool that allows individuals to see...

Win for the Rule of Law: Delaware Supreme Court Rules that Universal Mail-In Voting and Same Day Registration Violate the Delaware Constitution

The Public Interest Legal Foundation secured a legal victory to invalidate a state’s election statute. (Dover, DE) – October 7, 2022: In July of 2022, the Delaware General Assembly passed a law permitting mail-in voting for any reason and...

In the News

Controversial Wisconsin Clerk Admits To Violating Election Law, Claims She Doesn’t Understand It

In response to a complaint filed by the Public Interest Legal Foundation, Jeffreys “concedes that she has not been strictly adhering to the statutory requirements in Wisconsin Statutes.”

Conservative firm sues WEC’s Meagan Wolfe for access to Wisconsin voter list

“We believe transparency should apply in all 50 states, not just 44,” PILF President J. Christian Adams said. “Wisconsin and Minnesota have an exemption from transparency obligations because of things they did 30 years ago or more.”

Maine must release voter rolls to conservative group for independent audits, federal court rules

PILF President J. Christian Adams called the decision issued Friday by the 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Boston a “monumental victory for transparency in elections.”

New Database Shows a Single Vote Has Altered Outcomes in Hundreds of Elections

A new database created by the Public Interest Legal Foundation shows that one single vote has altered the outcome of hundreds of elections. Tied elections, like election crimes, happen far more often than you think.

As noncitizens cast ballots, ‘Motor Voter’ law needs reform

As PILF rightly argued, the Motor Voter law needs to be modified and updated. Its guarantees for greater transparency should be kept or even strengthened, and its loopholes allowing fraud should be closed.

Hundreds of noncitizens ended up on voting rolls in Maricopa County

More than 200 self-acknowledged noncitizens have managed to register to vote in Arizona’s Maricopa County and at least nine of them have cast ballots in federal elections, according to a report. The study is the first in a series of reports by the Public Interest Legal Foundation to coincide with the 30th anniversary of the Motor Voter law.

How Bad Is Your State At Managing Voter Rolls? Find Out With This New Database

The Public Interest Legal Foundation, a public interest law firm focused on cleaning state voter lists, has launched a new interactive tool for concerned citizens to monitor their states’ voter rolls. The database lists current voter roll errors in all 50 states’ voter lists including duplicate registrants, deceased voters or those who have moved out of state, and voters registered at commercial addresses.

10 Million 2022 California Ballots Unaccounted For, Report Finds

“Mail ballots disenfranchise. There are many reasons mail ballots fail ultimately to count,” J. Christian Adams, President of the Public Interest Legal Foundation said in a press statement. “No one casting a ballot at home can correct an error before it’s too late. California’s vote-by-mail demonstration should serve as a warning to state legislators elsewhere.”   

A victory for the rule of law in our elections

Our win in Delaware is one small step toward restoring order and predictability to election administration. PILF will bring more cases like it when election officials — or legislatures — do not follow the commands of law in our elections.

J. Christian Adams: New Jersey’s voter rolls contain people who were born during the Byzantine Empire

We released a report on the disastrous state of New Jersey’s voter rolls. There are over 8,000 duplicate registrants.

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