LULAC of Richmond v. Public Interest Legal Foundation

Voting Rights

This is a federal lawsuit filed in the Eastern District of Virginia on behalf of the Richmond Council for the League of United Latin American Citizens and four individual voters who were subjected to intimidation and false accusations of illegal voting in reports published by the Public Interest Legal Foundation (PILF). The lawsuit claims violations of the Ku Klux Klan Act and the Voting Rights Act, as well as state defamation laws. The PILF reports – titled Alien Invasion in Virginia and Alien Invasion II – were published in September 2016 and May 2017 and accused the voters of committing multiple felonies, from illegally registering to vote to casting an ineligible ballot.