Election Law Live

PILF to Congress: Voting Rights Act Preclearance Was Inefficient

(FORT LAUDERDALE, FL.) – May 6, 2019: Public Interest Legal Foundation (PILF) Communications and Research Director Logan C. Churchwell testified before the U.S. House Committee on Administration’s Subcommittee on Elections regarding the need for the return of the Voting Rights Act of 1965’s preclearance procedures. In prepared remarks, Churchwell notes that: Because of the Voting […]

PILF to Congress: U.S. Lacks Safeguards from Noncitizen Voter Registration

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – May 1, 2019: Public Interest Legal Foundation (PILF) litigation counsel Kaylan L. Phillips testifies today before the U.S. House Oversight Committee’s Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties regarding best practices in election administration. In prepared remarks, Phillips notes that: [T]he citizenship checks on the federal voter registration form are merely an […]

Texas Mayor Arrested on ‘Vote Harvesting’ Charges

(ALEXANDRIA, VA.) – April 25, 2019: The Public Interest Legal Foundation (PILF) today commended the State of Texas and local law enforcement for the arrest of Edinburg Mayor Richard Molina. “Texas continues to be a shining example of how states can fight voter fraud,” PILF President and General Counsel J. Christian Adams said. “Developing cases […]

Election Complaint: Man Apparently Voted Twice in NY, FL

(LARGO, FL.) – April 1, 2019: thePublic Interest Legal Foundation (PILF) alerted local, state, and federal law enforcement to on-camera comments and apparently corroborating voting records describing acts of a person voting twice in Pinellas County, Florida, and Erie County, New York, during the 2018 General Election. The video footage in question may be replayed […]

Lawsuit Seeking Harris County Noncitizen Voter Records Can Proceed

(HOUSTON, TX.) – March 11, 2019: The Public Interest Legal Foundation (PILF) commended an order denying the Harris County Registrar’s request to dismiss a lawsuit seeking access to public records showing the extent of noncitizen voter registration in the county. (PILF v. Harris Bennett 4:18-cv-00981). The federal district court in Houston, Texas, held that the […]

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