By Steven Kovac
Six weeks before the midterm elections, six Minnesota county election officials are alleged to have failed to remove 515 duplicate registrations from the voter rolls in their jurisdictions, according to a complaint by the Public Interest Legal Foundation (PILF), a watchdog organization dedicated to ensuring lawful and fair elections.
In September 2020, the continuing failure of many states to clean up inaccurate voter rolls led PILF to pronounce the American election system to be in a “critical condition.”
In a study of the voter rolls of 42 states, PILF analysts found that 37,889 duplicate registrants appear to have voted twice from the same address in the 2018 election.
The same report claims that 349,773 dead people remained on the rolls of 41 of the states.
The foundation’s investigators also found that, in the 2018 election, 8,360 registrants appear to have voted in two states.
PILF filed the first formal complaint on Sept. 26 against an election official in Nicollet County in northeastern Minnesota.
Government records examined by PILF showed that two people have two different voter registration numbers, despite having the same year of birth and address.
“One of these apparent duplicate registrants … voted twice in the 2020 election … Alarmingly, [the man] is a convicted criminal and has been committed as mentally ill and dangerous,” said PILF in a Sept. 26 statement.
According to PILF, the serial voter has a long record of criminal convictions.
J. Christian Adams, PILF’s president said, “Duplicate registrations give people the opportunity to vote twice. It is alarming that a career criminal … had the ability to vote twice.
“He only had that opportunity because Minnesota election officials were not removing duplicate registrations as required by federal law.”
In a second complaint filed on Sept. 27, PILF analysts allege that 73 voters in Dakota County in southeastern Minnesota appear to have two different voter registration numbers despite having the same year of birth and address.
PILF spokesperson Lauren Bowman Bis told The Epoch Times in an email, “Duplicate registrations are a serious problem because they allow people to vote twice. Fraudulent double votes can have an impact on the outcome of elections, especially local elections that often come down to a handful of votes.”
The federal Help America Vote Act of 2002 (HAVA) requires states to eliminate duplicate registrations.
Under its terms, states must create and maintain an accurate, computerized, statewide voter registration list.
PILF is currently locked in a legal battle with Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson, a Democrat, for her failure to remove nearly 26,000 dead people from the state’s voter roll—a situation PILF says she was notified of before the 2020 election.
PILF has brought lawsuits and won in Texas, Mississippi, North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Delaware.
In the recent Delaware case, the Court of Chancery declared that the state’s vote-by-mail statute, enacted by the Democrat-controlled legislature in the pandemic year of 2020, violated the Delaware Constitution.
Affiliate News Feeds
- Washington Examiner
- The Federalist
- The Epoch Times
- The Guardian
- The Gateway Pundit
- Judicial Watch
By Naveen Athrappully NASA announced on Tuesday that it intends to cancel the development of its GeoCarb mission, which was proposed to be a low-cost satellite aimed at monitoring greenhouse gas… [...]
By Bryan Jung The rate of job cuts in the United States soared 127 percent in November, amid a wave of layoffs in the tech industry. The American employers announced 76,835 cuts… [...]
By Jennifer Margulis and Joe Wang What medicine should you take? How should you treat any given illness? What preventative measures are most effective for you? Which vaccines do you need? These… [...]
A former professor at the University of California San Diego said she gave all of her students "A" grades and no homework in a recently unearthed video. [...]
A key Senate vote over whether to provide paid sick leave for rail workers is highlighting a divide within the GOP, a party that has increasingly tried to position itself… [...]
Transmission infrastructure will need to double or triple to accommodate the growth. [...]
Anyone still wearing a face mask to protect himself from Covid probably has no intention of ever shedding it now. [...]
Anyone who actually watched 'Wednesday' can see that the 'racism' accusations are ridiculous and performative. [...]
Chuck DeVore's historical fiction book 'Crisis of the House Never United: A Novel of Early America' demonstrates not only why procedure and patience matter, but also the genius of the… [...]
The head of the largest oil and natural gas trade association warned that failure to replenish the U.S. Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) could trigger another oil crisis in the coming… [...]
This episode will premiere on Friday, Dec. 2 at 8 p.m. ET. In this episode of Kash’s Corner, we discuss the impending release of the Jan. 6 committee’s final report.… [...]
New York’s quest to replace the troubled Rikers Island jail complex with smaller facilities across the five boroughs could lead to either hazardous overcrowding or the release of dangerous detainees,… [...]
Health Security Agency issues rare alert over rise in cases, urging people to seek immediate medical help if they see symptomsQ&A: what are the symptoms and how can strep A… [...]
Exclusive: Labour says ministers have been told repeatedly that people with prepayment meters are not getting enough supportCase studies: ‘I can’t afford to heat my son’s room’Up to half a… [...]
Joe Biden’s gender fluid “pup handler” DOE employee Sam Brinton was charged with felony theft for stealing a woman’s luggage last month at MSP airport in Minnesota. According to Alpha… [...]
By Wayne Allyn Root Let me start with a disclaimer. I’m a Jew. Not just any Jew. Ancestery.com tested my DNA and reported I’m 99.9% Eastern European Jewish ancestry. That’s… [...]
The Department of Homeland Security has issued a National Terrorism Advisory System Bulletin in advance of the holidays. The United States remains in a heightened threat environment. Lone offenders and… [...]
From Fox News: The Secret Service will not say why they changed their position regarding a government watchdog’s records request into Hunter Biden’s gun investigation records. Government watchdog Judicial Watch… [...]
(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that the United States Secret Service has repeatedly changed its position about whether it is in possession of records related to the investigation… [...]
The Biden administration is giving a nonprofit partially funded by leftwing billionaire George Soros’s Open Society Foundations (OSF) $12 million to strengthen labor rights and empower workers in three Latin… [...]