Suit alleges Detroit has thousands of dead residents on voting rolls

Suit alleges Detroit has thousands of dead residents on voting rolls
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[Ed. – Dems: Nothing to see here. Move on.]

An advocacy group is suing Detroit election officials, claiming they violated the National Voter Registration Act by failing to properly maintain city voting rolls, including listing long-dead residents and keeping multiple registrations for the same people.

The “failure” to comply with federal voter registration laws “undermined the confidence of Detroit’s properly registered voters in the integrity of the voter registration rolls and, accordingly, has undermined the integrity of elections held both within the city of Detroit and across the state of Michigan,” the complaint contends.

The Public Interest Legal Foundation filed the suit Tuesday in U.S. District Court, targeting Detroit City Clerk Janice Winfrey and elections director George Azzouz.

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The nonpartisan, Indiana-based nonprofit filed the lawsuit after spending more than two years seeking to resolve Detroit’s voting record issues.

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