Election Integrity Victory in Virginia

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from Judicial Watch,

On October 16, 2013, Judicial Watch and its partner the Allied Educational Fund (AEF)filed a “friend of the court” brief with the US District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, Alexandria Division. The purpose of the brief was to support the Virginia Board of Elections plan to remove as many as 57,000 voters deemed ineligible from the Virginia voter registration rolls as required by the National Voter Registration Act of 1993 (NVRA).

Two days later, the federal court denied a petition by the Democratic Party of Virginia to put a stop to the state’s removal of ineligible voters.

Per the ruling issued by The Honorable Claude M. Hilton:

[The Democratic Party of Virginia] has not presented evidence of any individual who has been deprived of their right to vote. Those individuals who are registered in another state and have thus been correctly removed from the Virginia voter rolls suffered no harm.

… the Commonwealth has a compelling interest in preventing voter fraud and maintaining accurate voter registration rolls. Allowing ineligible voters to cast a vote in Virginia when they are at the same time registered to vote in another state would cut against this valid interest in maintaining accurate voter registration rolls.

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