Largest County in Virginia is Not Following Election Rules and Guidelines

Published On: October 29th, 2021

No Other County in Virginia is Breaking the Law

(Fairfax, VA) – October 29, 2021: Today, the Virginia Circuit Court for Fairfax County ruled that the Public Interest Legal Foundation’s (PILF’s) client, the Virginia Institute for Public Policy, did not have standing in its lawsuit against the Fairfax County Registrar.  

The lawsuit complained that Fairfax County was violating Virginia law by accepting and approving applications for absentee and mail-in ballots that do not include the last four digits of the applicant’s Social Security number.  

All of Virginia’s other counties are following the law. This lawsuit served as important deterrent for the other Virginia counties to abide by the law.  

“The judge dismissed the case on a technical ground that the Virginia Institute of Public Policy lacked standing to bring the case,”said PILF President J. Christian Adams. “The merits of the case were not reached. It is unfortunate that an important election will take place with the registrar of the largest county in Virginia breaking the law. It isn’t fair to change the rules in the middle of the game. Fairfax is the only county breaking the law.”

The Public Interest Legal Foundation (PILF) is a 501(c)(3) 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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