Right-Wing Groups File New Election Lawsuit in Maryland

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Yesterday, two right-wing groups filed a lawsuit challenging Maryland’s voter roll maintenance practices and a host of other election procedures. 

The plaintiffs allege that the Maryland Board of Elections has failed to keep accurate voter rolls, improperly uses voting machines that are not certified correctly and unlawfully denied public information requests. Specifically, the lawsuit claims that Maryland’s voter rolls are “not accurate and current” in violation of the National Voter Registration Act. 

Among other claims the groups also argue that “the number of voting system errors in counting votes for the 2022 General election (27,623) greatly exceeded the maximum allowable error rate.” 

The lawsuit was filed on behalf of a Maryland-based group and United Sovereign Americans, a right-wing group that identifies itself as trying to “get answers to clear questions about election fraud.” The group says it is “actively preparing litigation in 23 states”  and the founder of the group has published multiple articles questioning the validity of safe and secure election results. 

The plaintiffs claim that Maryland’s practices violate Maryland election laws, the U.S. Constitution and federal laws. The plaintiffs request that the court order the state to keep their voter rolls updated and prohibit the use of voting machines that were used in 2020 and 2022.  

Despite evidence that widespread voter fraud is not founded, this lawsuit is one of several anti-voting lawsuits that  specifically target states voter rolls and voting machines, according to our database. 

Read the complaint here.

Learn more about the case here.