Founded in 2012, Public Interest Legal Foundation (PILF) is a public interest law firm dedicated entirely to election integrity. According to their about page “The Foundation exists to assist states and others to aid the cause of election integrity and fight against lawlessness in American elections. Drawing on numerous experts in the field, the Foundation seeks to protect the right to vote and preserve the Constitutional framework of American elections.”
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Funded by / Ownership
The Public Interest Legal Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that is funded through donations.
Analysis / Bias
In review, the Public Interest Legal Foundation’s sole purpose is to prevent voter/election fraud. On their website, they offer a blog and reports, some of which contain loaded wording that favors the right: Safe Spaces: How Sanctuary Cities Are Giving Cover to Noncitizens on the Voter Rolls. PILF also appears to support the endorsement of Michelle Malkin and Laura Ingraham, both of whom have very poor records with fact-checkers. Overall, the story selection featured in their blog leans strongly right through sourcing of right-wing outlets and media personalities.
Failed Fact Checks
Overall, we rate PILF Right Biased based on story selection that almost always favors the right and Mixed for factual reporting due to a false claim and association with others who have poor records with facts. (10/5/2016) Updated (D. Van Zandt 10/22/2018)