The Public Interest Legal Foundation (PILF) is threatening 141 counties across the United States with lawsuits under Section 8 of the federal National Voter Registration Act (NVRA) because those counties have more registered voters than people alive.
But wait, that cant be true, after all the Democrats say that any attempt to clean up voter rolls or require voters to show ID is just a GOP plot to suppress minority voters.
The PILF is sending letters to each of the counties:
The letters inform the target counties that it appears they are violating the NVRA because they are not properly maintaining the voter rolls. The NVRA, (also known as Motor Voter) requires state and local election officials to properly maintain voter rolls and ensure that only eligible voters are registered to vote. Having more registrants than eligible citizens alive indicates that election officials have failed to properly maintain voter rolls.Of course, the Department of Justice, can also can bring lawsuits to fix corrupted voter rolls but that has no chance of ever happening under the Obama administration.
States with counties which received a notice letter are (# of counties): Michigan (24), Kentucky (18), Illinois (17), Indiana (11), Alabama (10), Colorado (10), Texas (9), Nebraska (7), New Mexico (5), South Dakota (5), Kansas (4), Mississippi (4), Louisiana (3), West Virginia (3), Georgia (2), Iowa (2), Montana (2), North Carolina (2), Arizona, Missouri, New York (1 each). Federally produced data show the letter recipients have more registrants than living eligible citizens alive. (A sample letter can be found here.)
“Corrupted voter rolls provide the perfect environment for voter fraud,” said J. Christian Adams, President and General Counsel of PILF. “Close elections tainted by voter fraud turned control of the United States Senate in 2009. Too much is at stake in 2016 to allow that to happen again.”J. Christian Adams you may remember is the former DOJ official who testified about the racism under Eric Holder, the department refused to bring charges against minorities who suppressed the white vote as in the case of the New Black Panther case.
The Public Interest Legal Foundation will monitor responses by the 141 counties and remedial clean-up efforts. Federal law requires that a party sending a notice letter wait 90 days before filing a lawsuit. The entire list of counties who received the notice letter can be found here.