The U.S. District Court in Alaska issued an order on Sept. 19, mandating that Alaska disclose ERIC data reports related to potentially deceased individuals on the state’s voter registration list, including deaths that have occurred within the last three years.

That data must be made public by Oct. 19.

The order could reverberate across the nation, as it represents the first time a federal judge has required ERIC data to be publicly disclosed. It also nullifies the agreement between ERIC and other states that made those states immune to public scrutiny.

ERIC (Electronic Registration Information Center) has an extensive footprint when it comes to states’ voter-roll management. A total of 24 states and the District of Columbia are ERIC members.

In particular, the foundation wanted to know about “registered voters” who were “deceased or potentially deceased,” along with confirmation that they had been removed from the voter rolls.

Established by Democratic operative David Becker, ERIC is sold to states as an easy way to manage and update their voter registration data. Critics of the system, however, say it inflates voter registrations to the benefit of Democratic and left leaning political groups.

States that agree to participate in ERIC’s services are not allowed to share ERIC reports with the public.

Back in August of 2021, the Public Interest Legal Foundation formally requested ERIC voter-roll information from the Alaska Division of Election. PILF claims to be the nation’s only public interest law firm “dedicated wholly to election integrity.”

PILF alleged that ERIC reports are “records” subject to the disclosure provision of the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA), which requires the disclosure of “all records concerning the implementation of programs and activities conducted for the purpose of ensuring the accuracy and currency of official lists of eligible voters.” The NVRA disclosure provisions has only two exceptions, documents showing an individual declined to register to vote and the identity of the government office through which any particular registrant was registered.

PILF’s request related to Alaska voter data from 2019 to 2021. In particular, the foundation wanted to know about “registered voters” who were “deceased or potentially deceased,” along with confirmation that they had been removed from the voter rolls.

According to the Sept. 19 order, Lt. Gov. Nancy Dahlstrom must now provide PILF with Alaska’s ERIC reports from 2019-2021, with voter ID numbers and Social Security data redacted.

“This is a landmark victory to knock down ERIC’s wall of secrecy,” said PILF President J. Christian Adams.

“I want to thank the Alaska Attorney General, Treg Taylor, for his commitment to transparent elections,” Adams added. “All other ERIC member states should take notice that the public has a right to inspect ERIC records.”

PILF has three ongoing lawsuits in LouisianaColorado, and the District of Columbia to obtain ERIC reports and to affirm the public’s federal right to inspect information used to decide who is and who is not eligible to vote.

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Federal court orders Alaska to reveal data from controversial voter registration system

Joel Davidson
Joel is Editor-in-Chief of the Alaska Watchman. Joel is an award winning journalist and has been reporting for over 24 years, He is a proud father of 8 children, and lives in Palmer, Alaska.


  • Penny Johnson says:

    judicial watch has been following this case and also asserts that ERIC is a gold mine for Democrat operatives to fill (bloat) their voter rolls. it’s also a national database of all registered voters in those states, which is illegal.

  • Friend of Humanity says:

    This is encouraging! The state of Alaska needs to get rid of ERIC and maybe this will be the first step in proving that we don’t need or want ERIC. Thank you PILF President J. Christian Adams!

    • Lobo says:

      Get rid of ERIC.. (Rigged choice voting).. , and it may be possible to “get rid” of repub-licCRAT Murkowsky .

      • Proud Alaskan says:

        If we don’t get rid of ranked choice voting.
        If you’re in third place you still win how stupid is that, It’s cheating plain and simple.
        Lisa and Mary Peltola will be in for life.

      • Lobo says:

        Proud Alaskan.. As much as I hate it, I agree with you.

  • DaveMaxwell says:

    I don’t know how many other people did this but I contacted Tom Fitton of judicial watch a while ago and requested that they review the corruption occurring here due to RCV! I believe this pressure that Dalhstrom is under is a direct response to my inquiry! Thank God for Tom Fitton! Dunleavy stands for nothing!

    • Lobo says:

      Speaking of “Dumbleavy”, I am getting ready to message him, asking why he can’t reverse the theft of our PFD by the previous governor, Bill Walker. If one governor can steal the PFD, why can’t another governor restore it ? I think that the only solution is a the State Constitutional Convention, but even with that, a democrat, remains a democrat.

      • Diana says:

        Dunleavy put that extra PFD money from our pockets into his and the legislature. That is how he has gotten so many nasty and illegal issues taken carte of plus an attorney general that “bows” to that illegal junk.

      • Lobo says:

        Diana, I have to believe that you are correct.

      • Larry Wood says:

        The gov can take, but the governor cannot give it back. Only the Legislature can do that. The onus is just as much on Rep. Cathy Tilton and Rep. Delena Johnson as it is on Dunleavy. Tilton appointed Bryce Edgmon, the former Speaker, during Walker’s regime as the Chair of House Finance. Johnson is a co-chair. Republicans, what Republicans?

  • DaveMaxwell says:

    I wish you well lobo, message to douchbag will reach no further than the high school intern who is preoccupied with the gender queer book in his lap! Under this baffoon everything in this state has gone to hell!
    It’s time for a revolution!

    • Lobo says:

      Thank you… No response, so far,… and I actually doubt that he will see it.. Front desk, trash bin.. But.. If he did see it.. “Trash Bin”.

  • Sharon says:

    Elections should be transparent. I’m glad this is happening. Thank you to everyone that had a part in this!
    I’m against Rank Choice Voting and I voted against it!
    I’m against the stealing of our PFD!

  • Tara says:

    Fingerprints would be an asset to securing the vote.

  • Shelia says:

    So ERIC is a democrat-initiated organization. Who had Alaska join it in the first place? Yes, I hope Alaska bails on this organization. Also, anyone try lately to get a PFD constitutional amendment through the Alaska legislature, who has to pass it before it gets to the ballot? Oh yeah, there was an attempt but no support. Just more complaining when it didn’t happen. So easy to complain, so hard to really pitch in and work for something.

  • Ruth & Jon Ewig says:

    What is not being reported here is that Judicial Watch uncovered George Soros and Zuckerberg involvement in our elections. Former Lt. Gov. Kevin Meyer joined ERIC on behalf of Alaska and we suspect our voter rolls were used to mail massive cards against the Alaska Constitutional Convention. Soros’ (“People for the American Way”) and Zuckerberg mailouts scared and manipulated Alaskans causing them to vote “NO” for the Alaskan Convention. The other item that was brought out from Judicial Watch is that it is illegal to outsource our election data to someone else rather than the Lt. Governor such as ERIC and the companion organization CEIR. Nine states have now pulled out of membership in ERIC. ALaska still lbelongs.
    The current director of elections for Alaska thought it is great that ERIC is helping with voter rolls in ALaska. This is a naive position about ERIC which sets a dangerous precedent.

  • Morrigan says:

    A federal judge has to order Alaska’s Lieutenant Governor to “…disclose data reports from the leftist-controlled voter-roll “maintenance” group known as ERIC”?
    What’s ERIC again? From the “Federalist”: “The Electronic Registration Information Center (ERIC) was started by far-left political activist David Becker, who has dedicated his life to attacking conservatives and advancing left-wing policies. Becker also started the Center for Election Innovation and Research (CEIR), one of two leftist groups that funneled $419 million in grants from Mark Zuckerberg to mostly blue counties of swing states, funding Democratic get-out-the-vote operations from government election offices in 2020. ERIC shares voter roll data – including records of unregistered citizens – with CEIR, which then reportedly creates targeted mailing lists for unregistered but likely Democrat voters and sends them back to the states for voter registration outreach.
    …per government watchdog Verity Vote, ERIC doesn’t actually clean states’ voter rolls, but rather inflates them.”
    Recall the last Lieutenant Governor, the Conoco Phillips guy, who said not to believe misinformation about elections? (
    This is “misinformation” too, or did Kev bail just in time?
    In the article, the last Lieutenant Governor, the Conoco Phillips guy, seemingly excused voter roll corruption by saying he couldn’t do anything about it because of federal law so, according to him, no one’s to blame just because dead people vote.
    Voter registration data for 113K Alaskans hacked but no one tells them until after the election was certified, dead voters voting, Dominion vote tabulation gear running on proprietary software, uncontrolled mail-in voting, ballot harvesting, secretive lieutenant governors, it’s hard to say what inspires the most confidence in Alaska’s election system.
    Could this debacle be a run up to the distinct possibility that Alaskan voters were stuck with ranked-choice voting only because a small majority of dead voters approved it?
    Now that inspires confidence in Alaska’s election system and the morons runnng it, yes?
    What do you think, Lt. Guv Nancy, are you bailing too, or are Alaskans not allowed to know that either?

  • DaveMaxwell says:

    In light of this it’s more than unconscionable that dunleavy has stayed silent! Someone put this pos in handcuffs and drag him to a public forum and demand he answer the people in this questionable representative government we’re supposed to have!