350 “Duplicate” Voter Registrations Forced To Be Removed From Election


(TheRedWire.com) – After the 2016 presidential election, the Government Accountability Institute (GAI) obtained data from 21 states that showed duplicate voting fraud. It “found 8,471 highly likely duplicate votes.” The organization said it used a very conservative method to identify and match names and birthdates, along with other unique identifiers. It noted that each instance showed two votes with the same voter information. GAI stated that by applying its method to all 50 states, they expected a minimum of 45,000 identical voting matches. In Minnesota, another group fought to get 350 duplicate registrations removed from voter rolls.

In September, the Public Interest Legal Foundation (PILF) filed legal complaints against six Minnesota counties. The group alleged that over 500 duplicate registrations were on voter rolls ahead of the 2022 midterm elections. PILF has agreed to settle with several counties.

Hennepin County and Nicollete County recently agreed to take 300 duplicate registrations off their voter rolls. Dakota County decided to strip 69 from its records. In November, Todd County and Olmsted County also removed 30 identical registrations. In total, counties throughout the state removed approximately 440 duplicates due to the lawsuits.

PILF President J. Christian Adams called the agreements a “win for election integrity.” He stated accurate data was crucial to free and fair elections and called their legal strategy an innovative way to force election officials to perform voter list maintenance.

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