141 counties have more registered voters than eligible live citizens

The Public Interest Legal Foundation (PILF), of which our friend Christian Adams is president, has put 141 counties on notice that they have more registered voters than people alive. These counties encompass 21 states. Michigan leads the way with 24 counties, followed by Kentucky (18) and Illinois (17). Here is the list of such counties.

The notification letters sent by PILF are a prerequisite to bringing a lawsuit against the offending counties under Section 8 of the federal National Voter Registration Act (NVRA). The NVRA requires state and local election officials to properly maintain voter rolls and ensure that only eligible voters are registered to vote. If a country has more registered voters than eligible citizens alive, it plainly has not properly maintained its voter rolls. (Note, however, that a voter list can be corrupted even if it contains fewer names than eligible, live citizens).

The United States Justice Department is authorized to bring lawsuits to require localities to comply with federal law by fixing their voter rolls. The lawless Obama/Holder Justice Department has not done so, notwithstanding the obvious and widespread problem with voter rolls highlighted above.

Nor would we expect the Obama administration to do so. After all, as Adams notes, “corrupted voter rolls provide the perfect environment for voter fraud.”

Federal law requires that a party sending a notice letter under the NVRA wait 90 days before filing a lawsuit. The PILF plans to monitor the offending counties and then, if necessary, sue them after the waiting period, as it has done in the past.