Behind the Poll
Judicial Watch pushes five states to clean voter rolls, or face federal lawsuits
The watchdog group Judicial Watch has sent letters to election officials in 14 counties across five states notifying them of apparent violations of the 1993 National Voter Registration Act.
The law mandates that all states “conduct a general program that makes a reasonable effort to remove” from its voter rolls the names of ineligible voters who have either died or moved.
In 2020, Judicial Watch released a study that found at least 353 U.S. counties in 29 states had voter registration rates that exceed 100% of the voting eligible population. “Dirty voter rolls can mean dirty elections,” said the organization’s president, Tom Fitton, at the time.