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Episode 10: What States are the Best and Worst When It Comes to Election Integrity?

Protecting Your Vote
Protecting Your Vote
Episode 10: What States are the Best and Worst When It Comes to Election Integrity?
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Does your state have laws that allow you to have free and fair elections? Does your state take all the necessary efforts to clean its voter rolls?

Hans von Spakovksy, Manager of the Election Law Reform Initiative at The Heritage Foundation, joins PILF President J. Christian Adams to discuss the Heritage Foundation’s Election Integrity Scorecard.

Episode 9: NYC’s Foreign Citizens Voting Law Violates the 15th Amendment

Protecting Your Vote
Protecting Your Vote
Episode 9: NYC's Foreign Citizens Voting Law Violates the 15th Amendment
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In February 2022, we filed a lawsuit against the New York City Board of Elections that the City’s foreign citizen voting law violates the 15th Amendment.

Phyllis Coachman, a Black New York City Voter and lead Plaintiff in the case, joins PILF President J. Christian Adams to discuss the lawsuit.

Episode 8: Michigan’s Voter Rolls are Filled with Deceased Registrants

Protecting Your Vote
Protecting Your Vote
Episode 8: Michigan's Voter Rolls are Filled with Deceased Registrants
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Episode 8 of our podcast discusses our federal lawsuit against Michigan Secretary of State, Jocelyn Benson, for failing to remove nearly 26,000 deceased registrants from the voter rolls.

Episode 7: Election Crimes are not Being Prosecuted

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Protecting Your Vote
Episode 7: Election Crimes are not Being Prosecuted
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Episode 7 of Protecting Your Vote details the important problem of county prosecutors not perusing election crimes.

People often point to the low number of election crime prosecutions as evidence that there is little to no voter fraud in the U.S. There is a major problem with this talking point. County prosecutors more often than not do not act on criminal referrals they receive from supervisors of elections.

The Foundation released a new report, Safe Harbor, that documents this problem in Florida’s big counties. We found 156 referrals from nine county supervisors of elections about potential criminal election law violations.

Governor Ron DeSantis has a solution to fix this problem. He has proposed giving state government officials a concurrent power to prosecute election crimes. This will provide a check and balance to the failure to enforce the law by county officials.

Read Safe Harbor here: https://publicinterestlegal.org/reports/safe-harbor-how-many-potential-election-crimes-languish-in-florida-prosecutors-offices/

Learn More about Governor DeSantis’ proposal here:
Washington Examiner: https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/restoring-america/fairness-justice/desantis-is-right-a-state-election-crimes-agency-will-make-elections-more-secure

Tampa Free Press: https://www.tampafp.com/op-ed-florida-needs-to-beef-up-election-crimes-enforcement/

Episode 6: Child Voting

Protecting Your Vote
Protecting Your Vote
Episode 6: Child Voting
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Children are voting in the United States!

This episode of the podcast delves into the push to normalize child voting.

In Howard County, Maryland, Children in the public schools that are in sixth grade and up are voting for school board. The Public Interest Legal Foundation has filed a lawsuit that alleges that this child voting scheme violates the 1st and 14th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.

You can learn more about the case below:
https://publicinterestlegal.org/cases/kim-and-holland-v-board-of-education-of-howard-county/

Public Interest Legal Foundation