Actual Forms Submitted to Supreme Court of Non-Citizens Registering to Vote

Non-citizens are registering to vote under current federal law, as shown in documents submitted by the American Civil Rights Union to the U.S. Supreme Court in Kobach v. U.S. Election Assistance Commission.The ACRU's brief asked the high court to hear arguments by Arizona and Kansas in defense of their request to the EAC to include a citizenship question on federal registration forms in those states.See forms. (PDF 3MB)

ACRU Requests Documents from South Dakota Voter Discrimination Trial

In June 2015, the ACRU filed a Freedom of Information Act request with the U.S. Justice Department regarding actions to force states to hand jurisdiction of polling places over to Native American tribal authorities.The request to the DOJ’s Office of Civil Rights, the Office of Legal Policy, and the Office of Legislative Affairs seeks copies of documents, letters, e-mails and other communications between Justice officials and several liberal pressure groups led by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) pertaining to a court case, Poor Bear, et al., v. County of Jackson (South Dakota) and to the “Tribal Equal Access to Voting Act of 2015.”“Attorney General Loretta Lynch [...]

ACRU Supreme Court Brief Exposes Non-Citizens Registering to Vote

WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 21, 2015) – Self-confessed and other non-citizens are registering to vote under current federal law, as revealed in documents submitted today by the American Civil Rights Union to the U.S. Supreme Court.The brief in Kobach v. U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) asks the high court to hear arguments by Arizona and Kansas in defense of their request to the EAC to include a citizenship question on federal registration forms in those states.The EAC, backed by the Obama Justice Department, had denied the request, triggering lawsuits by the two states. A U.S. District judge ruled in favor of the states but was overturned in the [...]

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 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 [...]