The Foundation won access to similar records in North Carolina, Texas, and Pennsylvania.
(Alexandria, VA) – February 6, 2024: The Public Interest Legal Foundation (PILF) filed a federal lawsuit against Timothy Dupuis, the Alameda County Registrar of Voters, for violating Section 8 of the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA) by refusing to disclose records relating to foreign nationals registering and voting.
On September 7, 2023, the Foundation requested all records:
- showing the number of voter registration records canceled because the registrant did not satisfy the citizenship requirements for voter registration; and
- Records related to each cancellation including copies of each registrant’s voter registration application, voter registration record, voting history, and related correspondence sent or received by the Registrar’s Office.
On October 12, 2023, the Foundation notified the Alameda County Registrar of Voters office that it was in violation of the NVRA for failing to disclose these records after officials claimed to not have access to the voter registration database. The County responded to the violation by assuring PILF they would provide a determination if any records would be available for disclosure by January 19, 2024. The Alameda County Registrar of Voters has been silent since their missed deadline.
“For more than four months, we have been trying to obtain records about foreign nationals getting on the voter roll,” said PILF President, J. Christian Adams. “Alameda County’s lack of transparency is concerning as we enter a presidential election year. The public has a right to inspect election records, including these important records that reveal mistakes and errors by election officials.”
For nearly a decade, PILF has harvested government records of noncitizen voter cancellation reports generated by local election officials. These studies were carried out in places like Arizona, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Michigan, Nevada, California, Texas, and sanctuary cities across the nation. PILF has brought and won federal trial and appellate court cases in North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Texas to secure access to records relating to foreign nationals registering and voting.
PILF Attorneys in this case are Maureen Riordan, Kaylan Phillips, and Noel Johnson. Alexander Haberbush of the Lex Rex serves as local counsel.
Read the full complaint in Public Interest Legal Foundation v. Timothy Dupuis here.
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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