(Raleigh, NC) –December 14, 2021: Yesterday, the United States Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina announced that on November 16, 2021, a federal grand jury returned a sealed, ten-count indictment charging Garbant Piquant with passport fraud, voting by an alien, and falsely claiming to be a United States citizen in order to register to vote.
“This sends an important message that non-citizens are in fact illegally registering and participating in American elections,” said PILF President J. Christian Adams. “Real foreign interference in our elections occurs when non-American citizens vote in our elections. The Department of Justice has failed to prosecute significant numbers of aliens voting in American elections over the last decade. This indictment is a welcome change. We hope more indictments follow to deter foreigners from voting illegally in the United States.”
In June 2019, the Public Interest Legal Foundation filed a lawsuit against the North Carolina State Board of Elections for failure to disclose records relating to noncitizens registering and voting.
The case is assigned to U.S. District Judge James C. Dever III.
The Public Interest Legal Foundation (PILF) is a 501(c)(3) is the nation’s only public interest law firm dedicated wholly 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. PILF has brought lawsuits and won victories in Texas, Mississippi, North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Michigan, and across the United States.