States have an interest in ensuring honest and fair elections.
(Alexandria, VA.) – July 18, 2022: In 2021, Florida passed an election integrity law that requires drop boxes to be monitored. Additionally, it requires third-party voter registration organizations to deliver registration applications to the Supervisor of Elections in the county where the applicant resides. It also prohibits election offices from receiving private money. The District Court ruled that certain sections of the law were unconstitutional.
Today, the Public Interest Legal Foundation filed an amicus brief defending the law before in an appeal to the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals.
The Foundation’s brief argues that the District Court’s ruling was a departure from federalism and that states have in interest in ensuring free and fair elections. Additionally, states have an interest in ensuring organized elections and safeguarding voter confidence in the election process. Florida’s election integrity law safeguards the ballots, aids in efficient election organization, and prevents harassment of voters.
“States have the power to pass election integrity laws,” said PILF President J. Christian Adams. “Florida’s law is full of common-sense reforms that will help Floridians have confidence in their elections and assist election officials in running a smooth election process. The 11th Circuit should reverse the lower court’s decision.”
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.