Judicial Watch, a government watchdog group based in Washington, D.C., is threatening to sue 11 states with counties that have more registered than eligible voters.
The group announced Tuesday it has sent notice-of-violation letters to 11 states that combined have more than 100 counties where the number of registered voters surpasses the number of citizens of voting age. States that received the letters were Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, and Tennessee.
Judicial Watch requested that the states “conduct or implement a systematic, uniform, nondiscriminatory program to remove from the list of eligible voters the names of persons who have become ineligible to vote by reason of a change of residence, death or a disqualifying criminal conviction.” States also were asked to remove from voter registration lists “noncitizens who have registered to vote unlawfully.”
The group warned in the letters that if the counties do not make a reasonable effort to clean their rolls as required by Section 8 of the National Voter Registration Act, it would file federal lawsuits against the states.
Originally published by The Washington Free Beacon.