Election officials in the city of Detroit are getting sued by an advocacy group that is claiming the city has violated the National Voter Registration Act by keeping dead people on the voter rolls as well as having multiple registrations for the same individuals.
The lawsuit alleges that the city of Detroit’s failure to comply with federal election law has “undermined the confidence of Detroit’s properly registered voters in the integrity of the voter registration rolls and, accordingly, has undermined the integrity of elections held both within the city of Detroit and across the state of Michigan.”
The suit was filed by the Public Interest Legal Foundation last week in U.S. District Court, with Detroit City Clerk Janice Winfrey and elections director George Azzouz named as the offenders responsible for not properly addressing the problem.
The foundation, which is a non-profit based out of Indiana, has been trying to get the bottom of this issue for years. They first requested records on Oct. 3, 2017, and finally got their hands on the state’s entire voter roll on April 1. They claim discrepancies in Detroit’s voter rolls were just “brushed aside” and no corrections have been made.
“Someone dropped the ball, and they keep dropping it,” said Logan Churchwell, communications and research director for the Public Interest Legal Foundation. “All you need is a little bit of chaos to spread distrust.”
The lawsuit claims that Detroit had only 479,267 voting-age residents in 2016, according to the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey from that year. At the same time, Detroit election data indicated that there were 511,786 registered voters in the city.
Considering the fact that President Donald Trump won the state by less than 11,000 votes over Hillary Clinton in 2016, these alleged discrepancies – whether borne out of incompetence or malice – could presumably have a serious impact on the results of the 2020 election if they are not corrected before November. This lawsuit aims to do just that.
The lawsuit claims the foundation has “identified records listing years of birth indicating registrants of 105 years of age and older, with some records listing dates of birth in the nineteenth century.”
“According to the foundation’s research, the oldest, active registrant in the city of Detroit was purportedly born in 1823, 14 years before Michigan was admitted to the Union as the 26th state,” the lawsuit states.
The foundation also claims their research has found that “a significant number of deceased registrants whose registrations should have been canceled, but remain registered to vote in Detroit,”
According to the court documents, the foundation took a sample of 2,503 voter registrants believed to be deceased and determined that “(65) percent, or 1,629 registrants, have been deceased for more than 10 years. Of those, 898 registrants have been deceased for more than 15 years, 324 registrants have been deceased for more than 20 years, and 13 have been deceased for more than 25 years.”
When the foundation was analyzing voter rolls to find identical or similar names, addresses, and birth dates, they believe they made another startling discovery.
The court filing states that “the foundation’s comparison yielded a list of 2,384 entries that are likely duplicates or triplicates… The defendants have many tools available to conduct list maintenance and, yet, they are failing to reasonably maintain the city of Detroit’s voter rolls.”
The Public Interest Legal Foundation was founded by J. Christian Adams, a former Department of Justice employee who also worked on President Donald Trump’s advisory commission on election integrity. They have filed lawsuits in Florida, Texas and Mississippi as well in an attempt to stop voter fraud heading into 2020, but state and local government officials are not making their work easy.
“This type of lawsuit is very rare,” Churchill said. “There’s just not a whole lot of case law on it.”
In addition to Detroit, the organization claims they found similar errors while analyzing voter rolls in the cities of Flint and Grand Rapids. Michigan may be rife with voter fraud issues heading into next year’s presidential election.
WATCH: Joe Biden Reads Teleprompter Incorrectly: “I Got to the Senate 180 Years Ago”
That kind of experience is unmatched.
Joe Biden stated that he “got to the Senate 180 years ago” when delivering a scripted campaign speech from a room in his Delaware home on Saturday.
Joe Biden: “I got to the Senate 180 years ago.” That would’ve been in 1840 when Martin Van Buren was President. pic.twitter.com/wCeF9Uq9in
— Richard (@Wildman_AZ) September 27, 2020
That would’ve been in 1840, when Martin Van Buren was President. There were 52 Senators at the time, and the Democratic Party controlled the chamber, with a Whig minority in opposition. Biden was talking about supporting first responders and firefighters, who would’ve existed in a vastly different capacity in the mid-19th century.
Biden did laugh a little bit after he made the error, which seems to have stemmed from faulty teleprompter instructions or Biden simply misreading the screen in front of him.
— Breitbart News (@BreitbartNews) September 26, 2020
Biden’s campaign appearances have been almost entirely scripted as of late, with the Democratic Party’s elder figure even going so far as reading from a teleprompter during interviews.
It’s very sad that the Democratic Party elite and Joe Biden’s handlers have allowed this to continue. A man with an arguably severe level of cognitive decline should not be the President of a nation of 330 million people. That is not right.
However, you almost can’t blame them for binding him concisely to the words on the teleprompter. Unscripted campaign appearances have proved to be even more of a disaster, with Biden forgetting the words to the Pledge of Allegiance in a campaign speech earlier this week, for example.
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