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Grant Recipient Spotlight: Public Interest Legal Foundation

Public Interest Legal Foundation (PILF) is a public interest law firm dedicated entirely to election integrity. The Foundation exists to assist states and others to aid the cause of election integrity and fight against lawlessness in American elections. With support from the Bradley Impact Fund and other organizations, PILF recently unveiled a new national voter database aimed at spotlighting duplicate voter registration and other issues with states’ voter rolls.

“In one instance, our database identified seven active registration voter forms from one person in Pennsylvania, and this is only one of thousands of examples of double or triple registration,” says Foundation President J. Christian Adams. “This matters greatly whenever governments start talking about using automatic vote-by-mail election systems this year in response to COVID. That would mean all these thousands of duplicate registrations would get multiple ballots. Our database found this, and we’ve brought action to fix this and similar problems.”

PILF monitors state election legislation and brings suit to hold states accountable to federal election law. This summer alone, PILF has filed more than a dozen amicus briefs to protect the integrity of the 2020 elections. With the database, the Foundation is able to provide real data regarding vulnerabilities in the election system in each state and fight to preserve the Constitutional framework of American elections.

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