This was the first ever voter list maintenance claim filed under the Help America Vote Act.
(St. Paul, MN) – May 9, 2022: The Public Interest Legal Foundation (PILF), with the Upper Midwest Law Center acting as local counsel, filed a Help America Vote Act (HAVA) Complaint against Minnesota Secretary of State Steve Simon for failing to remove duplicate names from the state’s voter roll as required by federal law.
Minnesota, along with 5 other states, is exempted from the voter list maintenance requirements of the National Voter Registration Act.
The Foundation’s analysis found 586 duplicate registrants, meaning the same person is registered twice. HAVA requires states to implement a computerized statewide voter registration list that is “accurate and updated regularly” where “duplicate names are eliminated from the computerized list.”
“This is the first time a voter list maintenance complaint has been filed under HAVA,” said PILF President, J. Christian Adams. “This is an innovative approach to clean voter rolls and improve election integrity. PILF is leading the way in cutting edge legal strategy to protect free and fair elections. This complaint will result in removing the duplicate registrants from Minnesota’s voter roll.”
You can read the full HAVA complaint here.
The attorney for the Public Interest Legal Foundation in this case is Charlotte Davis.
Public Interest Legal Foundation (PILF) is the nation’s only public interest law firm dedicated wholly 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. PILF has brought lawsuits and won victories in Texas, Mississippi, North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Michigan, and across the United States.
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