PILF Files Second Voter List Maintenance Complaint in Minnesota Over Duplicate Registrations

Published On: September 27th, 2022

Dakota County has 73 duplicate registrations on their county voter roll.

(Minneapolis, MN) – September 27, 2022: Today, the Public Interest Legal Foundation filed a complaint in Dakota County against a county official who has failed to remove duplicate voter registrations from the county voter roll.

Under the Help America Vote Act, or HAVA, states are required to implement a computerized statewide voter registration list that is accurate and eliminates duplicate registrations. This is the second of six complaints that Public Interest Legal Foundation will be filing in Minnesota counties this week.

Available government records indicate that there are 73 people on Dakota County’s voter roll that appear to have two voter registration numbers, despite having the same year of birth and address.

“Federal law requires that duplicate registrations are eliminated from the voter roll,” said PILF President, J. Christian Adams. “It is troubling that we are seeing duplicate registrants remain on the voter roll in Minnesota counties. Each duplicate registration allows for a person to vote more than once. Removing these duplicate registrations will make Minnesota’s elections more secure.”

James Dickey of the Upper Midwest Law Center serves as local counsel.

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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