(Minneapolis, MN) – December 16, 2022: The Public Interest Legal Foundation reached a settlement agreement with Hennepin and Nicollet Counties to remove over 300 duplicate voter registrations from the voter rolls of the counties. These agreements came only a day after PILF reached an agreement with Dakota County, which resulted in 69 duplicates being removed.
As part of the settlement agreements, Hennepin and Nicollet Counties agreed to take additional steps to further ensure that duplicate registrations are caught and do not end up on the county voter roll.
“These agreements are a win for election integrity,” said PILF President, J. Christian Adams. “Accurate voter rolls are essential to free and fair elections. This was an innovative legal strategy to force a state exempted from the National Voter Registration Act to do effective voter list maintenance.”
This is the fifth Minnesota county with which the Foundation has reached an agreement to remove a total of 440 duplicate voter registrations.
The Foundation filed six Help America Vote Act (HAVA) Complaints against six Minnesota counties for failing to remove duplicate registrations in September of 2022. 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.
The Foundation still has one active HAVA complaint against Ramsey County. There will be a hearing today regarding the 62 duplicate registrations on Ramsey’s voter roll.
James Dickey of the Upper Midwest Law Center served 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.