NOVEMBER 15, 2017
Judicial Watch announced Wednesday that it is suing the state of Kentucky, alleging that the state and 48 counties have more registered voters than citizens 18 and older.
The Bluegrass State was one of 12 that Judicial Watch recently threatened with a lawsuit. The organization noted that the National Voter Registration Act and the Help America Vote Act require states to regularly clean their voter rolls.
“Kentucky has perhaps the dirtiest election rolls in the country,” Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton said in a prepared statement. “Federal law requires states to take reasonable steps to clean up their voting rolls — and clearly Kentucky hasn’t done that. Dirty voting rolls can mean dirty elections. This lawsuit aims to ensure that citizens can have more confidence that elections in Kentucky won’t be subject to fraud.”