Michigan Voter Purge
Public Interest Legal Foundation v. Benson
Lawsuit filed on behalf of the Public Interest Legal Foundation (PILF), a right-wing organization, claiming that Michigan does not maintain accurate voter rolls and therefore thousands of voters must be purged from its lists. PILF alleges that Michigan does not conduct adequate list maintenance in violation of the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA) and claims that thousands of deceased voters remain registered to vote. The lawsuit asks the court to find that Michigan is violating the NVRA and order it to “allow inspection of records” so that PILF can ascertain the “accuracy and currency” of Michigan’s voters, along with conducting a list maintenance program that PILF deems necessary. Litigation is ongoing.