Watchdog group finds 26,000 dead people who remain on Michigan voter rolls

 February 15, 2024

While many Republicans have frequently alleged that the 2020 presidential election was tainted by fraud, such claims are often met with derision.

However, the efforts of one conservative watchdog group have recently uncovered bombshell evidence that dead people are on Michigan's voter rolls. 

Video shows multiple graves of people who are still registered to vote in Detroit

According to Breitbart, the Public Interest Legal Foundation (PILF) recently released a video showing the graves of long-dead residents who are nevertheless registered to vote.

They include former Detroit resident Pauline Schmainda, who continues to be a registered voter despite having died in 1990 at the age of 82.

"There have been 16 federal elections since Pauline passed away," said Lauren Bis, who serves as director of communications at PILF.

PILF has filed a lawsuit against Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson

Another example is Mary Stislick, who was born prior to the outbreak of WWI and would be 110 years old today if she were still alive.

Schmainda and Stislick are far from being unique, as Bis asserted that her organization has discovered nearly 4,000 people who remain registered to vote even though they have not been alive for two decades or longer.

"Michigan election officials can't escape these problems," Bis declared, adding, "PILF is documenting them to show the public. No one should remain on the voter roll for two decades following their death."

Breitbart noted that PILF filed a federal lawsuit in November of 2021 against Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson over her refusal to purge dead voters despite the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA) requiring her to do so. Benson's office unsuccessfully sought to have the case thrown out in 2022.

PILF found almost 26,000 dead people who continue to remain on state's voter rolls

PILF's lawsuit points to a total of 25,975 deceased individuals located across the state who still remain registered to cast a ballot.

Of that number, 23,663 have been dead for at least five years, 17,479 registrants have been dead for at least a decade, and 3,956 passed away at least a quarter century ago.

"Secretary Benson is vigorously opposing our efforts to investigate the tens of thousands of deceased registrants we found on the voter roll," PILF President J. Christian Adams was quoted as saying in a statement.

"Federal law requires state election officials to have a reasonable program to remove the dead. Keeping dead voters on the rolls for two decades isn’t reasonable," she stressed.

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