Soros-Tied Groups Pile On Lawsuits to Stop Trump’s Look at Election Discrepancies
July 14, 2017 By Geller Report Staff
President Donald Trump’s Advisory Commisson on Election Integrity is facing substantial legal challenge — but peel back the layers of the plaintiffs and there’s a common denominator that emerges, and it’s this: They’re heavily funded by groups tied to George Soros.
In fact, the more groups that pile on the suit, the more the dark hand of Soros emerges.
These groups just don’t want Trump looking at problems and discrepancies with the ballot boxes. Why not?
The red flag that rises seems to say: Maybe they’re worried what will be found.
Read this, from Breitbart:
The Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) filed an amended complaint in their own lawsuit against the commission Monday alleging it has no authority to request voting records from the states as part of its mission. The commission halted such collection as a result.
Like the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), who are also suing the Advisory Commission, EPIC has in the past been a recipient of funds from Soros’s Open Societies Foundations, although, as EPIC Director Mark Rotenberg stressed to LifeZette Wednesday, the group, unlike the ACLU, has not received Soros money since 2005.
Nonetheless, attorneys with the Public Interest Legal Foundation (PILF) — a conservative public interest law firm that has launched its own lawsuits trying to compel local election authorities to release their voter rolls and purge them of fraudulent registrants — say this does preclude collusion between the ideologically aligned groups.
Logan Churchwell, research director and spokesman for PILF discussed the lawsuits with LifeZette Monday. “They’re working in concert,” he said of EPIC, the ACLU, and other groups suing to keep voter rolls out of the hands of the Advisory Commission, “We know that, because we’re fighting them in concert.”
“There’s no question about the ideology this is coming from and what they’re trying to do,” Churchwell added.
The Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity was established by executive order this May to investigate and advise on voter fraud and vulnerabilities in our voting system. Its members are slated to include Vice President Mike Pence, Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, former DOJ Civil Rights Division lawyer and PILF head J. Christian Adams, and former Cincinnati Mayor Ken Blackwell.
Honestly, as soon as a Soros link is uncovered, the reaction of the public should be this: Yep, it’s tainted all right.
Time to Clean Up Our Elections
Despite the massive media attention given to the claim that Russia attempted to influence last year’s election, the greatest threat to American democracy is vote fraud at home.
Counties across the country have more people registered to vote than they have residents eligible to do so. Some jurisdictions have on their rolls voters who’ve reached their 200th birthday and beyond. Thousands of non-citizens have been found to be registered to vote and across the nation that number may well reach into the millions.
No wonder President Donald Trump established the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity, on which I serve. Liberals and conservatives may argue over which government roles are essential, but everyone should agree that protecting Americans’ right to choose their leaders is the most important one.
Well, apparently not. With the nation facing evidence of serious election fraud, the American Civil Liberties Union could have sued governments which weren’t cleaning up their voter rolls and ensuring that only eligible voters cast ballots. Thus, the organization would be living up to its name and defending Americans’ liberties.
But no. Instead, the organization has sued the president’s advisory commission. It turns out that worrying about fraudulent ballots “is all a sham to disenfranchise more voters.” Well, only the dead ones.
Seriously, real disenfranchisement occurs when people vote illegally, diluting the participation of those who have earned, and often fought for, the right of self-government.
One can’t help suspect that the ACLU wants to reduce requirements for voting for the same reason that other groups want to eliminate restrictions on immigration and loosen barriers to citizenship. What better way to dilute the vote of citizens and thereby seize control of government? If the left can’t win support from the public, they figure they will just change the public.
Thankfully, the ACLU is not the only group active in the courtroom. So is the group founded to be the antidote to it – the American Civil Rights Union. And the ACRU is busy trying to get election officials to protect the sanctity of Americans’ votes.
ACRU’s litigation strategy began four years ago, when it began quietly to sue counties to comply with the federal law requiring them to maintain accurate voter rolls. Things are not so quiet now, however, and the left has brought in the big guns, namely George Soros and his big-spending organizations because they understand that accurate voter rolls are the death knell to vote fraud.
Later this month, the ACRU is confronting Broward County, Florida at the federal district court in Miami. Broward’s election officials see nothing wrong with the fact that they have far more people registered to vote than actually live there. Although Broward officials claim to follow state requirements, only 19 registrants were removed from the rolls over the last five years for not being citizens – in a county where 13 percent of the population holds foreign citizenship. Something obviously isn’t right.
This historic trial will set the stage for how the value of Americans’ votes will be protected.
Keep in mind that every name that appears on a voter registration roll is a name that can be voted – either by that individual or by someone else. The latter is called voter fraud.
Safeguarding our self-governing republic is important whether one is on the right or the left. Philosophy shouldn’t matter. Citizens have a right to participate in politics, make their views known and choose their leaders. And citizens should be afforded the ability to do so without having their votes diluted with ballots being cast by those who are not eligible to vote or who have long ago departed this earth.
The American people desperately need someone to help protect their liberties. And it’s pretty obvious it won’t be the ACLU. Thankfully, other organizations like the ACRU are working hard on Americans’ behalf. Democracy requires not just robust debate, but honest vote counting as well.
The integrity of our electoral system is paramount, and the ACLU should care about that instead of harassing those of us asked by the president to help assess the problem and propose solutions.
Indeed, the starting point for any discussion should be to learn the truth about voter rolls across the nation. A good place to begin will be the federal courthouse in Miami.
J. Kenneth Blackwell, a former mayor of Cincinnati and Ohio Secretary of State, is a Policy Board member and Senior Fellow for the American Civil Rights Union.