Public Interest Legal Response to North Carolina Voter ID Case

(ALEXANDRIA, VA.) – May 15, 2017: The Public Interest Legal Foundation (PILF) today issued a statement in response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to not hear the North Carolina voter identification reform package case.

“North Carolina voters are the real losers in today’s Supreme Court decision to not take up the voter ID case,” PILF President and General Counsel J. Christian Adams said. “While the Court noted that internal politics after the election imperiled the case, the fact remains that hundreds of examples of fraud were confirmed by North Carolina officials in 2016, many of which could have been prevented by the ID package. Tar Heel voters, and the people representing them, can launch a new voter ID reform effort today.”

Public Interest Legal Foundation (PILF) is a 501(c)(3) public interest law firm dedicated to election integrity. 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, PILF seeks to protect the right to vote and preserve the Constitutional framework of American elections.

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Public Interest Legal Praises Trump EO on Voter Fraud

(INDIANAPOLIS, IN.) – May 11, 2017: The Public Interest Legal Foundation (PILF) today issued a statement in response to President Trump’s executive order establishing a “Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity”.

“This order is a step in the right direction in response to widespread concern about failures in our election systems that can lead to fraud and other irregularities,” PILF Communications Director Logan Churchwell said. “The issues of faulty voter registration procedures and record maintenance are ripe for review. Perennial questions surrounding the actual scope of ineligible voters and their rates of participation can only be answered when federal offices share information.”

Recent Cases of Voter Fraud Uncovered since 2016

Public Interest Legal Foundation (PILF) is a 501(c)(3) public interest law firm dedicated to election integrity. 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, PILF seeks to protect the right to vote and preserve the Constitutional framework of American elections.

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J. Christian Adams Statement on Next FBI Director

(ALEXANDRIA, VA.) – May 10, 2017: The Public Interest Legal Foundation (PILF) today issued a statement in response to the firing of FBI Director James Comey.

“During eight years of the Obama Administration, it was the wild west for voter fraud,” PILF President and General Counsel J. Christian Adams said. “The FBI and DOJ failed to prosecute federal felony after federal felony. The next FBI director shouldn’t be afraid to investigate and recommend prosecution for violating our nation’s laws against voter fraud. Because of inaction for eight years, our rolls are now full of non-citizens and people registered and voting in multiple states.”

Some Recent Cases with Federal Jurisdiction Not Pursued under Comey

Public Interest Legal Foundation (PILF) is a 501(c)(3) public interest law firm dedicated to election integrity. 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, PILF seeks to protect the right to vote and preserve the Constitutional framework of American elections.

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Public Interest Legal Statement on New Iowa Voter ID Law

(ALEXANDRIA, VA.) – May 5, 2017: The Public Interest Legal Foundation (PILF) today praised Iowa Governor Terry Branstad’s signing of a voter identification law.

“We welcome Iowa to the growing collection of states enacting necessary reforms to prevent against voter fraud and boost confidence in our elections,” PILF President and General Counsel J. Christian Adams said. “This law is a step toward modernizing elections with policies and infrastructure designed to protect voters from error and fraud alike.”

Summary of HF 516 Reforms

PILF previously shared support for Secretary of State Paul Pate’s initial framework for the bill in January 2017.

Public Interest Legal Foundation (PILF) is a 501(c)(3) public interest law firm dedicated to election integrity. 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, PILF seeks to protect the right to vote and preserve the Constitutional framework of American elections.

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J. Christian Adams Talks North Carolina Voter Fraud on Fox and Friends

Originally aired on April 23, 2017

The Left’s Felony Assault on Voting

PILF President J. Christian Adams takes to the pages of The Hill this week to expose Philadelphia’s willful protection of felons on its voter rolls:

A North Carolina election worker was arrested last week for allegedly hacking hundreds of voter records to switch the status of ineligible felons — potentially allowing them to vote illegally in 2016. While Joy Wilkerson’s attempted act of electoral sabotage is outrageous, it’s nothing compared to what’s happening in Philadelphia.

In Philadelphia, felons who are ineligible to vote remain on the rolls deliberately. Pennsylvania does not allow incarcerated felons to vote. Yet election officials regularly send absentee ballots to prisons for misdemeanor convicts. There is no voter ID in Pennsylvania, and convicted felons remain on the poll books used on Election Day in Philadelphia.

The astonishing circumstance in Philadelphia was discovered in a lawsuit brought by the American Civil Rights Union (ACRU) seeking access to public election records. When the ACRU asked for records showing voter rolls maintenance regarding felons who lost their right to vote, Philadelphia election officials just laughed. There were no records because they do nothing about it.

Read more at The Hill.

J. Christian Adams’ Statement on Voter ID Ruling

(ALEXANDRIA, VA.) – April 10, 2017: The Public Interest Legal Foundation (PILF) today responded to the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas’ latest ruling on the photo voter identification law.

“As this case predictably advances through the appellate process, it will not be lost on the justices to come if Texas institutes its waiver program to assist voters without proper ID and finally conclude this left-wing misadventure,” PILF President and General Counsel J. Christian Adams said.

Public Interest Legal Foundation (PILF) is a 501(c)(3) public interest law firm dedicated to election integrity. 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, PILF seeks to protect the right to vote and preserve the Constitutional framework of American elections.

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Attorneys Urge Sessions to Clean Up Civil Rights Division

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – March 28, 2017: The Public Interest Legal Foundation (PILF) today released a copy of a letter it co-signed that offers guidance on how Attorney General Jeff Sessions should evaluate candidates for the next Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights.

The letter, co-signed by 25 civil rights attorneys, organization leaders, authors, and a sitting Secretary of State asserts that the Civil Rights Division of the Justice Department has strayed from its traditional role and was leveraged as a political tool for too long.

“During the Obama administration, the Division served purely ideological ends with rigidity unmatched in other federal offices. Entrenched federal bureaucrats jettisoned precepts like equal enforcement in favor of political and racialized dogmas,” the letter argues.

The leaders also note that the DOJ needs to focus on new fronts in civil rights, rather than reliving the past century.

“Together, we have witnessed longstanding conventions held from the mid-20th century prove outmoded in recent years and discovered new fronts in need of protection where civil rights are concerned—with particular respect to voting. Discrimination, dilution, and poor processes will always be constants, yet the victims can vary in our contemporary era,” the letter adds.

The authors leveled three primary challenges to new incoming Justice Department leadership:

PILF President J. Christian Adams underscored the gravity of the staffing pick.

“The most important position General Sessions will fill in the DOJ is the AAG for Civil Rights,” PILF President and General Counsel J. Christian Adams said. “For years, a radicalized Civil Rights Division heavy-handedly advanced leftists causes with respect to voting, law enforcement, immigration, and others while constitutional Rule of Law was considered a nuisance. General Sessions has an opportunity to begin the course correction necessary to protect all Americans from civil rights abuses.”

The letter concludes with an understanding that “the road to reform will be a rough one requiring time and perseverance.” Advancing the status quo is not an option with respect to civil rights, the authors urge.

A copy of the letter can be accessed here.

Public Interest Legal Foundation (PILF) is a 501(c)(3) public interest law firm dedicated to election integrity. 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, PILF seeks to protect the right to vote and preserve the Constitutional framework of American elections.

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Letter to AG Sessions on Civil Rights Division by Public Interest Legal Foundation on Scribd

Are ‘Ballot Taxes’ the Best Way to Improve Voter Turnout?

PILF Communications Director Logan Churchwell reports in Breitbart News today on a bill in the New York Assembly that would levy a fine on anyone who fails to vote:

Manhattan-based Assemblywoman Deborah J. Glick (D) filed a “compulsory voting” bill, requiring all eligible New York residents to register and cast ballots, or face a $10 fine unless they can provide “a valid excuse” for not voting. The current bill text does not give guidance on what kind of reasons for failing to vote would be acceptable.

Assemblywoman Glick writes in the bill’s summary memo that “mandatory voting would drastically increase civic participation and transform the political arena by making politicians more reflective of the constituents that elected them.” Her reasoning closely echoed former President Barack Obama’s 2015 pitch for a federal plan, noting “it would be transformative if everybody voted … the people who tend not to vote are young, they’re lower income, they’re skewed more heavily towards immigrant groups and minority groups,” according to CNN.

Despite claims of hoping to advance civil rights by promoting redistricting reform, automatic voter registration, a national popular vote, or even ballot taxes, the contemporary Democrat Party at all levels simply appear to be still trying to get their collective Cousin Pookie to the polls—or risk a prolonged residence in the political wilderness.

Read the full article, here.

The ‘Dirty Work Behind Clean Elections’

Election Assistance Commission Chairman Matthew Masterson writes in The Washington Times about the tough, but valuable work required to maintain voter rolls according to federal standards.

As the White House prepares to set up a commission focused on potential voting irregularities, election officials from across the nation are busy conducting statutorily required voter list maintenance to ensure their rolls are ready ahead of the next vote. It’s an important part of protecting the integrity of our nation’s elections and saving vital taxpayer dollars.

Voter list maintenance is not a new concept born of recent controversies and allegations. In fact, the sustained list maintenance effort to improve the accuracy of voter registration rolls traces back to the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA), commonly referred to as the “motor voter” law. NVRA not only facilitates the ease of voter registration at motor vehicle offices and public assistance offices, but it also prescribes the process for updating and proper removal of outdated voter records via data shared between counties, across states, by departments of health and motor vehicle offices, the United States Postal Service and a variety of other data sources.

Read more, here.

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