Reality of voter fraud = risk to valid election

Wednesday, October 19, 2016
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Chad Groening (OneNewsNow.com)

voter ID being shown 620x300A recent examination of voter rolls in some key states has heightened concern about the impact of votes cast by individuals who, by law, shouldn't be allowed to do so.

"I just completed a report where we looked at just eight Virginia counties – and [we] found over a thousand registrants from just eight counties were removed because they were non-citizens," says J. Christian Adams with the Election Law Center. "... [T]hey cast over 300 ballots in just those eight counties."

The former Justice Department attorney argues that the biggest threat to election integrity this year is the huge number of foreigners who are on the voter rolls. "We're finding the same problem in other states like Pennsylvania," he adds. "They are voting in Pennsylvania – 50 percent of them voted."

Those findings validate complaints registered by the Trump campaign about the integrity of the election – complaints that Democrats, their media allies, and even some Republicans say are beyond the pale.

But Adams contends voter fraud in certain battleground states, like that unearthed in Virginia and Pennsylvania, could steal the presidential election from the legitimate winner.

Adams

"... A lot of these swing states are areas with demonstrated problems with non-citizens on the voter rolls," he explains. "You have places like Arizona, Colorado, North Carolina, Pennsylvania; Florida has a massive problem with non-citizens on the voter rolls – and in any of those states it could make a difference in the election."

Over the past several years, Democratic lawmakers have used the courts to overturn common sense voter ID measures that could minimize the potential for voter fraud in key states, arguing that such measures discourage or intimidate minority voters. At the same time, the Justice Department has chosen not to prosecute people who have been caught for voter fraud.

Adams describes that as "a head-in-the-sand attitude [that] gives a pass to criminal activity and ... endangers the integrity of our elections." And those who say voter fraud doesn't exist, he states, are "outright liars."

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