W. Va. attorney general joins fight to protect election integrity

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W. Va. (WTAP) - West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey says he is working to maintain election integrity in the state as well as Ohio.

On Friday, Morrisey signed a brief with 8 other states to be submitted to the U.S. Supreme Court that aims to maintain up-to-date voter rolls in the state.

He says recently there were legal interpretations out of the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that limit the Secretary of State's ability to clean voter rolls.

He is working with Secretary of State Mac Warner to confront the issue.

"We're hopeful that the U.S. Supreme Court takes it up because what's at stake here is our ability to get an accurate election roll count," he said.

"Our secretary of state has recently been cleaning that up and I commend Mac Warner for that but it's critical that he has the tools and the counties have the tools in place to keep going and to make sure that we don't have people who are deceased or people that have moved remain on the voter rolls."

West Virginia requires counties to mail confirmation notices to those who haven't voted in any elections during the preceding four calendar years.

The other states included in the brief are Georgia, Alaska, Idaho, Louisiana, Missouri, Montana, Tennessee, and Texas.



 
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