DOJ Alleges Ballot Box Stuffing Conspiracy in Philly Primary Elections
(PHILADELPHIA, PA.) — May 21, 2020: The Public Interest Legal Foundation (PILF) issued this reaction to the DOJ’s announcement of charges for a Philadelphia Judge of Elections regarding alleged election fraud.
“The Public Interest Legal Foundation applauds the work of United States Attorney William M. McSwain and his work to prosecute election fraud crimes,” PILF President and General Counsel J. Christian Adams said. “Today there was an indictment of Philadelphia Judge of Elections Domenick J. DeMuro for allegedly conspiring to stuff ballot boxes for particular candidates in primary elections spanning from 2014 to 2016, among other charges. The Trump administration’s prosecution of election fraud stands in stark contrast to the total failure of the Obama Justice Department to enforce these laws. Right now, other federal prosecutors are aware of cases of double voting in federal elections as well as noncitizen voting. Attorney General William Barr should prompt those other offices to do their duty and prosecute known election crimes. Those who are considering election crimes should take note of U.S. Attorney McSwain’s work. Now, they have something to fear before they violate federal election laws.”
Read the DOJ announcement and case details here. Read the charging document 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.