By: Victoria Marshall
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.
Using PILF’s interactive map, users can click on each state to view a statistical breakdown of its voter roll errors with links to more information and a breakdown of PILF’s litigation pushing the state to clean its rolls.
According to the law firm, there are more than 317,000 dead registrants on state voter rolls across the country. Additionally, PILF’s tool reveals more than 54,000 same-address duplicate registrations and more than 449,000 interstate duplicates, meaning voters are registered in more than one state.
“We hope this interactive database will draw attention to the hundreds of thousands of errors in the voter rolls,” PILF President J. Christian Adams said in a statement. “Every error in the voter rolls is a vulnerability in our elections that can lead to fraud and abuse. Election officials must do their job and keep accurate voter rolls.”
Under the National Voter Registration Act, states are required to clean their voter lists and maintain accurate rolls. As previously reported, however, multiple states have failed to adequately clean and update their voter rolls. In some instances, the Electronic Registration Information Center (ERIC), which ostensibly exists to clean state voter rolls but is controlled by Democrat operatives, is to blame. That interstate alliance tends to inflate state voter rolls instead of ridding them of dead or duplicate registrants.
PILF has successfully won litigation against election officials in Pennsylvania, Mississippi, Texas, North Carolina, and Minnesota for failing to clean state voter rolls. The good government group is currently suing Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson, saying she failed to remove nearly 26,000 deceased voters from Michigan’s rolls.
Another conservative advocacy group, Judicial Watch, has successfully forced Los Angeles County to remove 1.2 million ineligible voters from its rolls.