Posted on May 11th, 2017
(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
- The North Carolina State Board of Elections announced that at least 41 noncitizens cast ballots in 2016.
- The State of Nevada has uncovered at least three cases of noncitizen voting in 2016, according to an active investigation.
- The State of Ohio has uncovered 821 noncitizens registered to vote since 2013, 126 of those cast ballots in various elections. The State even makes note how federal officers could do more to assist in detection.
- Michelle Mayes (Illinois) allegedly voted twice in 2016.
- Cynthia Katherine Castaneda and Shelby Rene Cohee (Colorado) allegedly cast absentee ballots in other voters’ names in 2016.
- Laramie County (Wyoming) uncovered at least 16 noncitizens voting in 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.