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