Voter fraud panel member rips DOJ for not pursuing voter fraud cases

Voter fraud panel member rips DOJ for not pursuing voter fraud cases
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A member of the presidential panel tasked with investigating possible voter fraud ripped the Justice Department for allegedly not taking action on evidence of potential illegal voting, The Huffington Post reported Wednesday.

“As far as I can tell, there has not been a single prosecution whatsoever for any double voting or any noncitizen voting," according to J. Christian Adams, a member of the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity.


"I know with certainty that multiple instances of double voting and alien voting have been brought to the attention of the appropriate federal officials, and no action has been taken. Of course when you don’t prosecute crimes, you tend to have more crimes,” Adams reportedly wrote Monday in a letter to Andrew Kossack, the commission’s designated federal officer, as well as other members of the commission.

He added in his letter that not every report of voter fraud is a false positive, and some likely represent federal felonies.

Critics have called the commission a partisan effort to suppress voter turnout and to back up the president’s and Kobach's unsubstantiated claims that millions of people voted illegally in the 2016 presidential election. The commission was formed in May.

The commission’s chairman, Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach (R), said in September the commission may conclude its investigation without making any recommendations.

The Government Accountability Office said last month that it would investigate the commission after Democrats called for more transparency in the commission's activities.

Maine Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap (D) is suing the commission, of which he is a member, claiming he has been blocked from receiving documents necessary to carry out his work.

Adams is the executive director of the Public Interest Legal Foundation. He previously served in the Justice Department but resigned in 2010.