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

  • 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.
  • Since 2011, at least 1,000 noncitizens have been registered to vote with many casting ballots in Virginia. No prosecutions have been reported.
  • 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.
  • Melowese Richardson (Ohio) admitted to local television crews and a court to having voted multiple times using others’ absentee ballots in 2012.
  • Wendy Rosen (Maryland) former congressional candidate from 2012 discovered to have voted twice in Maryland and Florida.

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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