One of the apparent duplicate registrants was adjudicated delinquent for sexually abusing a 13-year-old female and has two vote credits for the 2020 election.
(Minneapolis, MN) – September 26, 2022: Today, the Public Interest Legal Foundation is filing a complaint in Nicollet County against a county official who has failed to remove duplicate 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 first of six complaints the foundation will be filing in Minnesota counties this week.
Available government records indicate that there are 4 people on Nicollet County’s voter roll that have two voter registration numbers, despite having the same year of birth and address.
One of these apparent duplicate registrants, Damain Kingbird, voted twice in the 2020 election, though only the Minnesota police can determine if an election crime did occur. Alarmingly, Kingbird is a convicted criminal and has been committed as mentally ill and dangerous. Records show he has been found guilty of crimes, including making terrorist threats, sexual assault, and even sexually abusing a 13-year-old girl. Below is an excerpt from a court order dealing with Kingbird’s risk level assessment.
“Duplicate registrations give people the opportunity to vote twice,” said PILF President J. Christian Adams. “It is alarming that a career criminal like Damian Kingbird had the ability to vote twice in the 2020 election. He only had that opportunity because Minnesota election officials were not removing duplicate registrations as required by federal law.”
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.