PILF Files Two More Voter List Maintenance Complaints in Minnesota Over Duplicate Registrations

Published On: September 29th, 2022

This is the Fifth Complaint the Foundation has filed this week in Minnesota.  

(Minneapolis, MN) – September 29, 2022: Today, the Public Interest Legal Foundation filed a Help America Vote Act complaint in Olmsted and Todd County against county election officials who have 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 brings the total number of HAVA complaints filed by the Public Interest Legal Foundation against Minnesota counties this week to five.

Available government records indicate that there are 22 people on Todd County’s voter roll and 15 people on Olmsted County’s voter roll that appear to have two voter registration numbers, despite having the same year of birth and address.

“Any number of duplicate registrants on the voter roll present a threat to election integrity because multiple registrations allow a person to vote more than once,” said PILF President, J. Christian Adams. “This week, we are putting Minnesota counties on notice that have duplicate registrants on the county voter roll. States are required by the Help America Vote Act to eliminate duplicate voter registrations.”

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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