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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

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...

LAWSUIT: Nevada Officials Need to Investigate and Fix Commercial Addresses on the Voter Roll

Addresses on the Voter Roll in Washoe County include the Nevada Gaming Control Board, liquor stores, parking lots, and tattoo parlors. (Reno, NV) – May 20, 2024: The Public Interest Legal Foundation (PILF) filed a petition for mandamus to force Washoe County, Nevada...

ICYMI: PILF Testified to U.S. Congress on Preventing Aliens from Voting  

Government records show aliens are getting registered to vote and casting ballots. The Public Interest Legal Foundation (PILF) President J. Christian Adams testified before House Administration Committee on preventing alien voting and other foreign election...

Green Bay City Clerk Celestine Jeffreys Admits She Was Not Following Wisconsin Election Law

This admission is in response to PILF’s complaint with the Wisconsin Elections Commission that Jeffreys was not following a law designed to safeguard Election Day voter registration (Green Bay, WI) – May 15, 2024: The Public Interest Legal Foundation filed...

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...

Delaware Court Rules Early Voting and Permanent Absentee Voting Violate State Constitution

(Dover, DE) – February 26, 2022: Delaware’s Superior Court ruled in the Public Interest Legal Foundation’s (PILF) lawsuit against the Department of Elections for enforcing election statutes that violate the state’s constitution. In 2019, the Delaware General...

PILF Sues Alameda County for Refusing to Disclose Records Detailing Foreign Nationals Registering and Voting

The Foundation won access to similar records in North Carolina, Texas, and Pennsylvania. (Alexandria, VA) – February 6, 2024: The Public Interest Legal Foundation (PILF) filed a federal lawsuit against Timothy Dupuis, the Alameda County Registrar of Voters, for...

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...

PILF Files Lawsuit to Restore the Day in Election Day

18 States and the District of Columbia accept and tabulate mail ballots that arrive after Election Day. (Alexandria, VA) – July 6, 2023: The Public Interest Legal Foundation (PILF) filed a federal lawsuit in the United States District Court of North Dakota claiming...

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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