ACRU Sends Motor Voter Act Violation Notices to Texas Counties

WASHINGTON D.C. (Sept. 18, 2013) — The American Civil Rights Union (ACRU) has put numerous Texas counties on notice that they are violating Section 8 of the National Voter Registration (“Motor Voter”) Act. The counties have more registered voters than voting age-eligible residents, according to official data from the U.S. Census and state voter registration offices.

Three of the counties notified by letter were Brooks County, which has more than 126% of living citizens old enough to vote registered, Kenedy County with 113%, and Duval County with 102%. Amazingly, an election complaint filed in Brooks County regarding the May primary election for District Attorney alleged that 18 of the 325 super centenarians (individuals born over 110 years ago) living in the entire nation voted in Brooks County, suggesting either the presence of the fountain of youth—or vote fraud.

Students of history will also recall that Duval County and next door Jim Wells County are where, in 1948, the infamous “Duke of Duval” George Parr delivered the necessary votes—AFTER election day—for U.S. Congressman Lyndon Baines Johnson to defeat former Texas Governor Coke Stevenson by 87 votes for a seat in the U.S. Senate.

It is undeniable that inaccurate voter rolls enable fraudsters to cancel out legitimately cast ballots, which subverts the integrity of the entire nation’s electoral process.

Earlier this month, the ACRU entered an historic consent decree with Walthall County in Mississippi after suing the county in federal district court for having more registered voters than voting-age-eligible residents, just as the Texas counties do. Following that victory, ACRU Chairman Susan A. Carleson observed:

“Across the country, hundreds of other counties have more registered voters than people alive. If they don’t clean up their rolls, they risk litigation. Every time an illegal voter casts a ballot, it steals someone else’s legal vote. The goal is to ensure the integrity of the voting process, without which we cannot continue as a self-governing nation.”

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