ON-Lion Letter
The American Civil Rights Union (ACRU) has filed a lawsuit alleging that officials in Broward County, Fla., have violated federal election law by failing to maintain accurate voter registration.

"When a county has more people registered to vote than there are eligible residents, it's an open door for vote fraud," said ACRU chairman and chief executive officer Susan A. Carleson.  "Corrupted voter rolls are the first step to vote fraud.  Broward's Supervisor of Elections, Dr. Brenda Snipes, is not using all of the tools available to keep Florida elections clean."

The complaint, filed by the Public Interest Legal Foundation (PILF) on ACRU's behalf, asks the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida to find Broward's supervisor of elections in violation of Section 8 of the National Voter Registration Act of 1993, "to implement reasonable and effective registration list maintenance," and to allow the ACRU to inspect voter records.

The suit notes that the county of nearly two million people, with a non-citizen population of 256,430, has removed only 18 people from the voting rolls during the last five years for lacking U.S. citizenship -- and that 106% of county residents were registered to vote in 2010, and 103% in 2014.

The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation in Milwaukee supports both ACRU and PILF.
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