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REPORT: Democratic Governor Tried to Hide Voter Fraud in His State
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President Donald Trump has stated on several occasions that he believes millions voted illegally in the 2016 presidential election.
“Non-citizens have been found voting since the 1980s…”
The Public Interest Legal Foundation (PILF), an Indiana-based group working to protect the integrity of elections, released a report on Tuesday identifying a myriad of voter fraud cases in the swing-state of Virginia.
After being forced to file several lawsuits with Gov. Terry McAuliffe — a Clinton ally — stonewalling their efforts, a court order allowed the group access to the Virginia voter rolls. After reviewing Virginia’s 133 jurisdictions, they found that officials removed 5,556 noncitizen voters between 2011 and May of 2017. Of the 5,556 non-citizens, 1,852 cast ballots in elections.
PILF’s report stated that a total of 7,474 illegal ballots were cast by the non-citizens in Virginia, with illegal voting dating back to the 1980s. Logan Churchwell, PILF’s spokesman, commented:
Virginia’s voter registration system is so flawed, non-citizens have been found voting since the 1980s and weren’t caught until recently—by happenstance. It’s 2017—using the honor system to determine eligibility is only defended by those without a sense of outrage toward voter fraud.
Was this a cover-up?
The PILF report indicating that Virginia quietly removed 5,556 non-citizens from voter rolls, coupled with McAuliffe’s stonewalling of the investigation, raises many questions.
Some members told PILF that appointees close to McAuliffe were prohibited from disclosing any information surrounding illegal voters to the group, adding that they were using the federal Driver’s Privacy Protection Act (DPPA) as their justification for not complying.
J. Christian Adams, president and general counsel of PILF, said of state’s response to the records requests:
At the instruction of Governor McAuliffe’s political appointees, local election officials spent countless resources to prevent this information from spilling into the open.
PILF sued Chesterfield County and the City of Manassas for voter information. A judge later ruled that DPPA was not justification for election records to be concealed. At this point, jurisdictions began turning documents over to PILF, who had partnered with the Virginia Voters Alliance on the study.
Does this mean Trump was right?
Gregg Phillips of True The Vote, an online anti-voter-fraud website, estimates that three million votes were cast by illegals in the 2016 presidential election. Again, tall task to prove, but steps are underway to tackle that claim.
Trump took aim at this by launching the Voter Integrity Commission, which will be tasked with investigating illegal voting in the 2016 elections. Trump’s assertion may take a lot of time and resources to explore, but the case in Virginia adds validity to complaints about the growing problem we face in our elections.
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