ALEXANDRIA, VA (Nov. 30, 2015) - The American Civil Rights Union (ACRU) has settled a federal lawsuit against the Clarke County, Mississippi Election Commission, marking the third time a Mississippi county has agreed by consent decree to clean up its voter rolls. In July, ACRU, represented by the Public Interest Legal Foundation (PILF), sued the county for having more voters on the rolls than living citizens. The lawsuit, filed by PILF and Mississippi attorney Henry Ross, alleged a violation of Section 8 of the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA), which requires maintenance of accurate voter rolls. In 2013, the ACRU secured Section 8 agreements with Walthall and [...]
This week, the Public Interest Legal Foundation filed a lawsuit in federal court on ACRU’s behalf seeking to force Clarke County to comply with federal law and clean up its rolls.
The DOJ lets plenty of other counties ignore the legal responsibility to maintain accurate rolls.
ALEXANDRIA, VA — The American Civil Rights Union on July 27, 2015 filed a complaint in federal court against another Mississippi county over its corrupted and inflated voter registrations. Clarke County voter rolls contain more people registered to vote than citizens eligible to vote. The complaint argues that Clarke County’s election commission is violating Section 8 of the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA). The complaint was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi, Hattiesburg Division. Read complaint. (PDF 877 KB)