Judicial Watch Warns 11 States to Clean Voter Registration Lists or Face Federal Lawsuit

Judicial Watch

Data Show Counties in 11 States Have More Registered Voters than

Eligible Adult Citizens

(Washington, DC) — Judicial Watch today announced it has sent notice-of-violation letters threatening to sue 11 states having counties in which the number of registered voters exceeds the number of voting-age citizens, as calculated by the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2011-2015 American Community Survey. According to the letters, this is “strong circumstantial evidence that these … counties are not conducting reasonable voter registration record maintenance as mandated under the [National Voter Registration Act] NVRA.”  Both the NVRA and the federal Help America Vote Act require states to take reasonable steps to maintain accurate voting rolls.

The 11 states are: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina and Tennessee.  The states have 90 days after receiving the letters to address the problem and provide Judicial Watch documentation showing that they have conducted a “statewide effort to conduct a program that reasonably ensures the lists of eligible voters are accurate.” Judicial Watch informed the states that should they fail to take action to correct violations of Section 8 of the NVRA, it would file suit.

Section 8 of the National Voter Registration Act requires states to make a reasonable effort to remove the names of ineligible voters from official lists due to “the death of the registrant” or “a change in the residence of the registrant,” and requires states to ensure noncitizens are not registered to vote.

Based on its review of Election Assistance Commission (EAC) data, and more recent U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey and the states’ voter registration records, Judicial Watch found the following counties have more total registered voters than the citizen voting age (18) population:

  • Alabama: Choctaw, Conecuh, Greene, Hale, Lowndes, Macon, Marengo, Perry, Washington, Wilcox.
  • Florida: Clay, Flagler, Okaloosa, Osceola, Santa Rosa, St. Johns.
  • Georgia: Bryan, Columbia, DeKalb, Fayette, Forsyth, Fulton, Lee, Marion, McIntosh, Oconee.
  • Illinois: Alexander, Bureau, Cass, Clark, Crawford, DuPage, Franklin, Grundy, Hardin, Henderson, Jefferson, Jersey, Massac, McHenry, Mercer, Monroe, Pulaski, Rock Island, Sangamon, Scott, Union, Wabash, Washington, White.
  • Iowa: Scott, Johnson.
  • Kentucky: Anderson, Bath, Boone, Breathitt, Caldwell, Carlisle, Cumberland, Fulton, Gallatin, Greenup, Hancock, Henry, Jefferson, Jessamine, Kenton, Livingston, Magoffin, McCracken, Menifee, Mercer, Monroe, Oldham, Powell, Russell, Scott, Spencer, Trigg, Trimble, Wolfe, Woodford.
  • Maryland: Montgomery.
  • New Jersey: Essex, Somerset.
  • New York: Nassau.
  • North Carolina: Buncombe, Camden, Chatham, Cherokee, Clay, Dare, Durham, Guilford, Madison, Mecklenburg, New Hanover, Orange, Union, Watauga, Yancey.
  • Tennessee: Williamson.

In its notice-of-violation letters, Judicial Watch warns that the failure to maintain accurate, up-to-date voter registration lists “required by federal law and by the expectations of [state] citizens” will “undermine public confidence in the electoral process.”

Judicial Watch asked the states to “conduct or implement a systematic, uniform, nondiscriminatory program to remove from the list of eligible voters the names of persons who have become ineligible to vote by reason of a change of residence, death or a disqualifying criminal conviction.”  The states are also asked to remove from voter registration lists “noncitizens who have registered to vote unlawfully.”

“Dirty election rolls can mean dirty elections,” said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton.  “These 11 states face possible Judicial Watch lawsuits unless they follow the law and take reasonable steps to clean up their voting rolls of dead, moved, and non-citizen voters.”

As part of its commitment to the enforcement of the NVRA, Judicial Watch struck a legal victory for clean voter rolls in Indiana, forcing the state to clean up its voter registration lists and overhaul its list-maintenance procedures. Judicial Watch also filed an amicus curiae brief in the U.S. Supreme Court in support of its existing agreement with Ohio to ensure that its voter rolls are up to date.  This case is still under way.

Robert Popper is director of Judicial Watch’s Election Integrity Project. Popper was formerly Deputy Chief of the Voting Section of the Civil Rights Division of the Justice Department.

Ex-Kentucky Personnel Cabinet Secretary Tim Longmeyer charged with bribery

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) –  The former head of the Kentucky Personnel Cabinet has been charged with bribery in an alleged contracting kickback scheme, according to a complaint filed Friday in U.S. District Court in Lexington.

Timothy M. Longmeyer, who resigned this week as a deputy attorney general, is accused of using his state position in the Personnel Cabinet to steer work to an unidentified company “in exchange for cash payments and conduit contribution checks made payable to certain political campaigns,” the complaint says.

Longmeyer did not immediately respond to a message left on his cell phone Friday afternoon. He faces up to 10 years in prison and a maximum fine of $250,000.

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‘Republican’ Kentucky judge demonstrates the faux two-party system

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Personal Liberty

In my writing I have often demonstrated how the faux two-party system in America is a fraud designed to keep Americans distracted and divided, yet for some reason few readers ever catch on.

So for those Republican voters who remain trapped in the false paradigm believing that the country will be made right again by simply electing a Republican president, I give you this: U.S. District Judge David Bunning, the Kentucky judge who persecuted by unlawfully imprisoning the Kentucky clerk who refused to grant marriage licenses, in 2003 ordered students at a Kentucky school to a “re-education camp” as part of a settlement that required the school to host a gay club. Students who claimed to oppose gay marriage on religious grounds were required by Bunning to attend the pro-homo perversion-endorsing “re-education course.” In 2007, sitting temporarily on the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, Bunning was part of a three-judge panel that unanimously struck down a Michigan law banning the procedure known as partial-birth abortion, in which a viable baby is partially pulled from its mother’s womb and murdered by, among other methods, sticking a sharp object into its brain.

Bunning is the son of former GOP Sen. Jim Bunning. He is a Republican, and he claims to be a conservative. He was appointed by President George W. Bush.

The two parties are not Democrat and Republican. They are government and the people. The U.S. government is an enemy of the people.

We are currently being ruled by a lawless oligarchy of nine Ivy league-educated satanists. The remaining federal judiciary endorses this. Much of the state judiciary endorses this. The elected class endorses this. The propaganda media endorse this and proclaim ad nauseam that Supreme Court rulings are the “law of the land.” Many of the sheeple, dumbed down by the public (non)education system and mainstream propaganda media, endorse this.

This is not the country of our Founders. It’s high time we returned to the founding document and employed a remedy advocated by the Founders. To do that, we must elect leaders at the state level willing to nullify federal usurpations and secede if necessary.

The federal system is broken and cannot be repaired or restored, so it must be reset.

Kentucky passes religious-freedom act [A State Law passed in 2013 Judge Bunning ignored]

Free Republic

Overriding Gov. Steve Beshear’s veto by overwhelming margins, the Kentucky house and senate have passed religious-freedom legislation. The Catholic Conference of Kentucky supported the measure.

The short law reads:


Government shall not substantially burden a person’s freedom of religion. The right to act or refuse to act in a manner motivated by a sincerely held religious belief may not be substantially burdened unless the government proves by clear and convincing evidence that it has a compelling governmental interest in infringing the specific act or refusal to act and has used the least restrictive means to further that interest. A “burden” shall include indirect burdens such as withholding benefits, assessing penalties, or an exclusion from programs or access to facilities.

Needed: A Million More Like Kim Davis

Freedom Outpost

For the first time in American history a woman has been imprisoned by the government for merely exercising her Christian faith. War has been declared on Christ and His followers.

And there’s no turning back.

Anti-Christian persecution is the civil rights cause of our time. The cultural Marxists in power have seceded from our constitutional republican form of government, with its Judeo-Christian moorings, and have supplanted, in its place, a secular-socialist oligarchy. Like Union troops hunkered at Fort Sumter, faithful Christians are now exiles in our own land. Anti-Christian “progressives” have demanded unconditional surrender, and federal Judge David Bunning has fired the first mortar.

Even as I write, a kind, soft-spoken and well respected civil servant of 27 years sits languishing, like some violent criminal, in a Kentucky prison. She is confined, indefinitely and without benefit of a trial, to a tiny cell. She is a political prisoner in a spiritual war. Like so many accidental civil-rights heroes that came before her, Davis, a Democrat who was overwhelmingly elected as Rowan County clerk, has peacefully and graciously refused to violate her Christian conscience. She has declined to sign her name to marriage certificates that defy God’s natural design for the timeless institution and has requested, as a simple accommodation, that either her name be removed from the marriage licenses, thus eliminating her personalized acquiescence to the Supreme Court’s novel attempt to usurp God’s authority and redefine this cornerstone institution, or, alternatively, “to allow licenses to be issued by the chief executive of Rowan County or [by] developing a statewide, online marriage license process.”

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DEVELOPING: This State Just Made a Move to Nullify Federal Gun Control

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Conservative Tribune

This could be a huge win for supporters of the 2nd Amendment.

Kentucky State Rep. Diane St. Onge recently filed House Bill 13 (HB13) with language that instructs the Kentucky House, “to take all appropriate action to safeguard Kentuckian’s rights to possess firearms in accordance with the Second Amendment to the Constitution of the United States and Section 1 of the Constitution of Kentucky.” (H/T ShallNot)

A bill of this magnitude that utilizes the anti-commandeering doctrine, which can be described as a legal doctrine formulated under several Supreme Court cases to refuse to help the feds enforce federal law, could be the much needed spark that starts the fire needed for more state houses to file and introduce similar legislation to protect American’s right to bear arms, and to allow states to make the rules without federal intervention.

 

St. Onge’s bill will nullify federal gun laws on the books for the state of Kentucky, which is shown in the bill language below:

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