Sunshine State’s Second Largest County Has More than 100 Percent of Residents Registered to Vote.
ALEXANDRIA, VA (June 28, 2016) — The American Civil Rights Union (ACRU) has filed a lawsuit contending that officials in Broward County, Florida, 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/CEO 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 on ACRU’s behalf on Monday, asks the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, Fort Lauderdale Division, to find Broward’s supervisor of elections in violation of Section 8 of the National Voter Registration Act of 1993 (Motor Voter Law), “to implement reasonable and effective registration list maintenance,” and to allow the ACRU to inspect voter records.