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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.

A victory for the rule of law in our elections

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.

Minnesota elections marred by a sex criminal voting twice, plus other errors

Minnesota elections marred by a sex criminal voting twice, plus other errors

It’s bad enough that just six counties in Minnesota feature voting lists with 515 duplicate registrations. It’s worse when a growing number actually show votes cast under both registrations. It’s stunning when one of those apparent double voters is a convicted criminal who has been committed for mental illness.

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

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.”

Michigan still has more than 25K dead people on the voter rolls, lawsuit claims

Michigan still has more than 25K dead people on the voter rolls, lawsuit claims

“Secretary Benson has completely failed in her job as Secretary of State,” Adams told Fox News. “We’ve alerted her about the nearly 26,000 deceased registrants time and time again over the last year. She has refused to do her job and has made Michigan’s election less secure. We won a similar lawsuit regarding deceased registrants in Pennsylvania earlier this year. The law and the facts are on our side in this case.”

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