Last week, former President Donald Trump shared a recent article that claimed hundreds of thousands of dead voters remained on the voter rolls before the 2020 presidential election.
In a Truth Social post last Monday, Trump shared a June column in the Daily Caller from J. Christian Adams, the President of the Public Interest Legal Foundation, who cited recent data showing that nearly 350,000 registered voters on the country’s voter rolls before the 2020 election were deceased. Many of those dead registered voters were mailed ballots that were cast by others during the election.
In his post, Trump said that there is evidence dead people voted in the 2020 election.
Days earlier, Trump held a rally in Pennsylvania where he once again claimed the 2020 election was “rigged” and “stolen” and the people who cheated were now destroying the country.
In late August, a Michigan court denied Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson’s motion to dismiss a lawsuit alleging that she kept 26,000 dead people on the state’s voter rolls.
The Public Interest Legal Foundation sued Benson in November 2021 accusing her of keeping dead registrants on Michigan’s voter rolls, thereby violating the National Voter Registration Act.
Benson sought to have the lawsuit tossed out, but in late August, the US Western District Court of Michigan denied her motion.
The Public Interest Legal Foundation alleged that 23,663 registered voters in Michigan have been dead for at least five years. Of those, 17,479 have been dead for at least a decade and another 3,956 have been dead for more than 20 years.
Last year, the foundation was successful in getting Pennsylvania state officials to remove thousands of dead registrants from its voter rolls.