Join us in a conversation with J. Christian Adams, president and general counsel of the Public Interest Legal Foundation
Tuesday, November 1, 2022, at 12 PM (ET)
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Will vote fraud mar the Nov. 8 mid-term election?
Perhaps in some places, but nowhere near what we saw in 2020. For starters, the folks who used the COVID-19 pandemic to weaken election integrity by mailing millions of ballots and changing the rules for casting and counting them can’t do it again this time.
Voting integrity advocates have been working in more than 30 states to enact voter ID laws and strengthen election procedures, such as tightening signature requirements for absentee ballots, limiting early voting and eliminating ballot harvesting (trafficking) and unmanned ballot boxes.
At the same time, voting integrity advocates such as the Public Interest Legal Foundation have sued to force jurisdictions to open their voter rolls for inspection and to clean them up.
Last Tuesday’s shocking performance by Pennsylvania Democrat U.S. Senate candidate John Fetterman in a debate with Republican Mehmet Oz opened a lot of eyes to the perils of extended early voting.
Because of Pennsylvania’s relaxed election law, 600,000 people had already cast ballots. If they had any second thoughts after seeing the debate, it was too late.
This is the main reason that extensive early voting is bad for election integrity; it can deprive voters of vital information. It can also make it harder to detect vote fraud.
In any case, concern over fraud is no reason not to vote. Many elections are decided by very few votes.
On Oct. 24, the Public Interest Legal Foundation released a report detailing 466 elections that ended in a tie. This matters because these 466 elections were decided by a single vote – whether a legal or illegal vote.
The report lists an additional 102 elections that were decided by less than 30 votes.
Polls show a tight election looming, but pollsters lean Democratic and are often wrong.
The bottom line here is that every vote counts.
What should we be looking for in the days leading up to the November 8 election?
J. Christian Adams is the author of the bestselling book “Injustice: Exposing the Racial Agenda of the Obama Justice Department.”
One of the most knowledgeable election law experts in the country, Mr. Adams serves as president and general counsel of the Public Interest Legal Foundation
The founder of the Election Law Center, PLLC, he served from 2005 to 2010 in the Voting Section at the United States Department of Justice. He litigates election law cases throughout the United States and brought the first private party litigation resulting in the cleanup of corrupted voter rolls under the National Voter Registration Act of 1993.
He represented multiple presidential campaigns in election litigation. He successfully litigated the landmark case of United States v. Ike Brown in the Southern District of Mississippi, the first case brought under the Voting Rights Act on behalf of a discriminated-against white minority in Noxubee County. He has handled election cases in 20 states and the territory of Guam.
He received the Department of Justice award for outstanding service and numerous other Justice Department performance awards. Prior to his time at the Justice Department, he served as General Counsel to the South Carolina Secretary of State.
Christian also serves as a legal editor at PJMedia.com, an internet news publication.
He appears frequently on Fox News and has written for the Washington Times, National Review, Breitbart, the Washington Examiner, American Spectator, and other publications. He has a law degree from the University of South Carolina School of Law and is a member of the South Carolina and Virginia Bars.
Please join us for this informative and stimulating conversation.