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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

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...

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...

A Nevada U.S. Senate Race Was Decided by 7,928 Votes. 95,556 Ballots Were Sent to ‘Bad’ Addresses.

Result Determined Party Control of U.S. Senate March 2023 – As states expand mail voting, Nevada’s 2022 midterm elections offer an alarming case study of close results as they relate to rejected, unreturned, and undeliverable ballots. Nevada’s U.S. Senate race was...

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...

Lawsuit to Remove Dead Voters in Pennsylvania Ends with Win for Election Integrity

Settlement Secures Removing over 20,000 Deceased Registrants from PA Voter Rolls (Harrisburg, PA.) – April 7, 2021: The Public Interest Legal Foundation (PILF) reached a settlement with the Pennsylvania Department of State to remove deceased voters from Pennsylvania’s...

In the News

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.”

North Dakota election official challenges mail ballot counting law 

“Election Day has ceased to be a day,” Foundation President J. Christian Adams said in a statement. “Instead, we have election month because states accept ballots that arrive days and even weeks after Election Day. Not only does this lead to distrust and chaos in the system, but it also violates federal law.

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.

Lawsuit: NYC immigrant voting law favors Hispanics, Asians over Blacks

A controversial new city law that will allow non-citizens to vote in local elections would unconstitutionally bolster the political clout of Hispanic and Asian New Yorkers — at the expense of African-Americans, according to a new lawsuit.

J. Christian Adams, president of the Public Interest Legal Foundation, a nonprofit representing the plaintiffs, said the process of getting the new law passed was “infested with racial motivation.”

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