(Alexandria, VA) – March 7, 2023: This week, Florida, West Virginia, and Missouri announced they are withdrawing from the Electronic Registration Information System (ERIC). Additionally, Alabama and Louisiana have recently made announcements to withdraw their participation in ERIC.
These states exiting from ERIC illustrate the need for transparency within the organization. The refusal to allow states to share ERIC voter list maintenance reports is leading to distrust in the organization.
“ERIC is currently the only system that allows states to find out who is registered to vote in multiple states,” said PILF President, J. Christian Adams. “States do not have any other available systems to use right now. Information leading to the arrest of double cross state voters is essential for voter list maintenance. ERIC’s wall of secrecy is causing a lack of trust and erosion of confidence. ERIC must become transparent, or it will continue to lose member states.”
The Foundation has four active lawsuits in Louisiana, Colorado, the District of Columbia, and Alaska to obtain ERIC voter list maintenance reports.
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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