Federal Court: PILF Effort to See PA Noncitizen Election Records Can Proceed

Court Rejects Limiting Inspection to Dead, Relocated Registrants

(HARRISBURG, PA.) – December 13, 2019: The Public Interest Legal Foundation (PILF) today hailed a federal court decision regarding its effort to inspect records of noncitizens removed from Pennsylvania’s voter roll (Public Interest Legal Foundation v. Pennsylvania).

“We are a major step closer to understanding how badly Pennsylvania bungled voter registration by allowing noncitizens to register to vote.,” PILF President and General Counsel J. Christian Adams said. “Election officials should be transparent if they want Pennsylvanians to have confidence in elections. Hiding documents about alien registration is bad policy and must end.”

“Pennsylvania wanted our lawsuit to go away so they could keep records concealed. It isn’t going away, and the records should be disclosed to the public about how badly government officials screwed up our election system.”

This litigation commenced in February 2018. Prior case filings can be found here. A copy of today’s memorandum is available here.

Public Interest Legal Foundation (PILF) is a 501(c)(3) public interest law firm dedicated to election integrity. The Foundation exists to assist states and others to aid the cause of election integrity and fight against lawlessness in American elections. Drawing on numerous experts in the field, PILF seeks to protect the right to vote and preserve the Constitutional framework of American elections.

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