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There are 141 counties across the U.S. that have more registered voters than people

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The Public Interest Legal Foundation (PILF) has discovered that there are 141 counties across America that have more registered voters than actual living human beings.

“Corrupted voter rolls provide the perfect environment for voter fraud,” said J. Christian Adams, PILF’s president and general counsel of PILF. “Close elections tainted by voter fraud turned control of the United States Senate in 2009. Too much is at stake in 2016 to allow that to happen again.”

PILF advises that it has sent 141 statutory notice letters to county election officials in 21 states. Such notifications are required in order to initiate a lawsuit against those counties under Section 8 of the federal National Voter Registration Act (NVRA).

The letters let the affected counties know that they appear to be violating the NVRA because they are not properly maintaining the voter rolls. The NVRA, (also known as Motor Voter) requires state and local election officials to properly maintain voter rolls and ensure that only eligible voters are registered to vote. Having more registrants than eligible citizens alive (obviously) indicates that election officials have failed to properly maintain voter rolls.

States with counties which received a notice letter are (# of counties): Michigan (24), Kentucky (18), Illinois (17), Indiana (11), Alabama (10), Colorado (10), Texas (9), Nebraska (7), New Mexico (5), South Dakota (5), Kansas (4), Mississippi (4), Louisiana (3), West Virginia (3), Georgia (2), Iowa (2), Montana (2), North Carolina (2), Arizona, Missouri, New York (1 each). Federally produced data show the letter recipients have more registrants than living eligible citizens alive.