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Group Threatens Lawsuit for Counties With Bloated Voter Rolls

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The Public Interest Legal Foundation is threatening lawsuits against 248 counties in 24 states after its analysis revealed they have more people registered to vote than could theoretically be eligible, The Washington Times reported.

"Voter fraud begins with corrupted voter rolls," said PILF President J. Christian Adams. "We hear about possible cyberattacks, but we aren’t doing enough to fix voter rolls that are certainly corrupt. The voter rolls are so bad in some states that election officials would have a hard time telling the difference between sabotage and negligence."

Adams sits on President Donald Trump’s voter integrity commission. The panel is likely to review bloated voter rolls, the newspaper said.

In one case, New York County — also known as Manhattan — had over 50 percent more names on its voter rolls than the actual number of people of voting age, the newspaper noted. And the PILF said Kentucky has 41 counties on its list — the most jurisdictions with bloated rolls of any state.

Voters can stay on the rolls even after having passed away or having moved out of the area, according to the Times.

Warning letters were sent to all the counties in questions by the PILF, saying they appear to be in violation of the National Voter Registration Act, which requires maintenance of voter rolls, according to WSIU radio in Illinois.

"In short, your county has significantly more voters on the registration rolls than it has eligible, living, citizen voters," the PILF’s warning letter said.
The group has filed nine lawsuits over the last two years as a result of its previous bloated-rolls report, The Times said.

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