ACRU v. Noxubee County (MS) — Consent Decree

JACKSON, MS. (January 25, 2017) — Election officials in Mississippi’s Noxubee County, long known for corrupt election practices, signed a court-approved consent decree on Jan. 24 with the American Civil Rights Union (ACRU), agreeing to clean up and maintain the county’s voter rolls. The ACRU had filed a lawsuit in November 2015 with evidence that the county had more registered voters than legally eligible residents and had not maintained its voter rolls as required by the National Voter Registration Act (Motor Voter Law). During at least three recent elections (2010, 2012 and 2014) the county had well over 100 percent registration rates. “This is the fourth Mississippi [...]

Notorious Mississippi County to Clean Up Voter Rolls

Consent decree reached in lawsuit filed by the American Civil Rights Union over Noxubee County’s Corrupted Registration Records.

ACRU v. Clarke County (MS) — Consent Decree

ALEXANDRIA, VA (Nov. 30, 2015) - The American Civil Rights Union (ACRU) has settled a federal lawsuit against the Clarke County, Mississippi Election Commission, marking the third time a Mississippi county has agreed by consent decree to clean up its voter rolls. In July, ACRU, represented by the Public Interest Legal Foundation (PILF), sued the county for having more voters on the rolls than living citizens. The lawsuit, filed by PILF and Mississippi attorney Henry Ross, alleged a violation of Section 8 of the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA), which requires maintenance of accurate voter rolls. In 2013, the ACRU secured Section 8 agreements with Walthall and [...]

ACRU Files Complaint Against Noxubee County (MS)

ALEXANDRIA, VA (Nov. 16, 2015) — The American Civil Rights Union on Thursday, Nov. 12, filed a lawsuit against a fourth Mississippi county for its corrupted voter registration rolls. This time, it was against Noxubee County, which has a long history of vote fraud and voter intimidation. As with the other three counties, voter rolls maintained by Noxubee contain more people registered to vote than citizens eligible to vote, according to the lawsuit, filed on ACRU’s behalf by the Public Interest Legal Foundation. The complaint argues that Noxubee County’s election commission is violating Section 8 of the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA). It was filed in the [...]

ACRU Files Complaint Against Clarke County (MS)

ALEXANDRIA, VA — The American Civil Rights Union on July 27, 2015 filed a complaint in federal court against another Mississippi county over its corrupted and inflated voter registrations. Clarke County voter rolls contain more people registered to vote than citizens eligible to vote. The complaint argues that Clarke County’s election commission is violating Section 8 of the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA). The complaint was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi, Hattiesburg Division. Read complaint. (PDF 877 KB)

ACRU Wins Second Historic Election Integrity Consent Decree (Jefferson Davis County, Mississippi)

Another Mississippi county agrees to take dead people, felons and double-registered individuals off its voter rolls.HATTIESBURG, MS (Oct. 21, 2013) — Officials in Jefferson Davis County, Mississippi have signed a consent decree agreeing to clean up voter rolls in accordance with a lawsuit filed in April by the American Civil Rights Union (ACRU) under the National Voter Registration Act of 1993 (commonly called “Motor Voter”).“So far, we’re batting one thousand on these suits aimed at ensuring election integrity,” said ACRU Chairman and CEO Susan A. Carleson. “It’s on to Texas, where we have already alerted 15 counties that they also have severe voting roll disparities.”As with nearby [...]

ACRU v. Jefferson Davis County (MS) — Consent Decree

HATTIESBURG, MS (Oct. 18, 2013) — Jefferson Davis County, Mississippi officials have signed a consent decree agreeing to clean up voter rolls in accordance with a lawsuit filed in April 2013 by the American Civil Rights Union (ACRU) under the National Voter Registration Act of 1993 (commonly called “Motor Voter”). Read consent decree. (PDF 722 KB)

ACRU Wins Historic Election Integrity Consent Decree (Walthall County, Mississippi)

Mississippi county agrees to take the dead, felons and the double-registered off its voter rolls.HATTIESBURG, MS (Sept. 4, 2013) — Officials in Walthall County, Mississippi, were sued in April by the American Civil Rights Union (ACRU) under the National Voter Registration Act of 1993 (commonly called “Motor Voter”) for having more registered voters than voting-age-eligible residents.Today, the parties have settled the case. The United States District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi entered a final consent decree that requires the defendants to clean up the county’s voter rolls.“This is historic and should have been done 20 years ago,” said ACRU Chairman Susan A. Carleson. “It’s the [...]