Victory for election integrity in Minnesota

This story was originally published by the WND News Center.

Election integrity has won a victory in Minnesota.

The Public Interest Legal Foundation has announced a settlement with two counties to remove more than 300 duplicate voter registrations.

The agreements come only a day after PILF reached an agreement with Dakota County to remove its duplicate registrations.

“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,” the foundation said in its announcement.

“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.”

The organization said it has, in fact, now reached agreements with five Minnesota counties to clean up their voter registration rolls.

The foundation said it still has one complaint pending against Ramsey County regarding duplicate registrations.

It originally filed six Help America Vote Act (HAVA) Complaints against 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 organization has been working on election integrity for years already. The concern has been elevated in recent years as many more schemes were launched, especially during the COVID pandemic, for mail-in ballots, which have been described as more susceptible to election fraud.

Having accurate voter registration lists is needed for states even to know when fraud is occurring.


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