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A Review of Crimes Against the Republic: How the Democratic Party's Voter Fraud is Fundamentally Transforming America

Crimes Against the Republic is available free for a limited time only, exclusively through the PJ Store. This ebook is downloadable in .mobi or .epub format, for all ereading apps and devices.


With the publication of Crimes Against the Republic: How the Democratic Party’s Voter Fraud is Fundamentally Transforming America, PJ Media has launched its new ebook program. And what a tome to start with! This chronological collection of PJ Media Legal Editor J. Christian Adams’ Rule of Law blog posts details how the American Left and the Holder Justice Department have undermined efforts to improve the integrity of the election process and deter voter fraud.

Adams believes that “the Republic is at risk from a corrupt wing of the Democratic Party that is willing to sacrifice the rule of law, and – for the sake of reaching its goals – is just as focused on exploiting the process of the franchise as it is on political persuasion.” He then proceeds to make his case. His reporting should alarm all Americans who believe in the sanctity of the ballot box.

Adams, my former colleague in the Civil Rights Division and co-writer for the PJ Media “Every Single One” series on biased hiring at the division, left the Voting Section in protest after Eric Holder and other political subordinates ordered the dismissal of the voter intimidation case against the New Black Panther Party for its outrageous misbehavior in Philadelphia in 2008. The Justice Department’s loss was our gain, since it freed Adams to write about not only voter fraud cases occurring around the country, but about the malfeasance of the Holder Justice Department and its war on election integrity, all of which is covered in this new book.

Adams has a bold, distinctive writing style that is easy to read, yet very informative. In addition to his extensive coverage of the inside workings of the Civil Rights Division where he used to work, Adams has no hesitation in naming those in academia and the media — like Rick Hasen and Simon van Zuylen-Wood — who are “in the tank” with the administration in attacking election integrity efforts and denying that voter fraud exists.

Adams points out how the New Republic attacked the passage, by popular referendum, of Mississippi’s voter ID law without mentioning the evidence of voter fraud in the Ike Brown case — a Mississippi prosecution that Adams handled when he was still at Justice. That evidence included “rampant absentee ballot fraud, in-person impersonation fraud, ballot forgery, ineligible voters voting, cooperation with illegalities by law enforcement officials … and on and on and on.”

Adams’ experience in enforcing the Voting Rights Act allows him to offer insightful analysis into the lawfare being waged by the Justice Department and radical advocacy organizations like the Soros-funded Advancement Project. They have filed numerous suits to stop duly enacted voter ID laws as well as other state efforts to clean up voter registration rolls. In fact, one of the points he makes is that the Civil Rights Division has refused to enforce federal law that requires states to maintain the accuracy of voter registration lists. Adams documents how conservative organizations have stepped in to do what the Justice Department refuses to do.

One of the most useful things that Adams does in this book is lift the veil of nonpartisanship under which so many civil rights organizations have masqueraded for decades. For example, he explains how the League of Women Voters has “hoodwinked” the American public into thinking that the organization “is a non-ideological good government group.” But Adams carefully goes through the league’s website to show its very partisan positions on a host of issues that have nothing to do with elections, like abortion, public transportation, government control over private land, automobile emission standards, and a “progressive state income tax.” This is quite an eye-opener, given how the mainstream media always refers to the league as nonpartisan.

In his book, Adams also reveals the identities and backgrounds of the Justice Department lawyers involved in the most outrageous actions and abusive lawsuits undertaken during Eric Holder’s tenure. “Personnel is policy” is a familiar saying in the nation’s capital. And as Adams and I both discovered in our work at the Justice Department, that adage is very true.

Drawing on his own experience as well as sources still inside the Civil Rights Division, Adams presents article after article tracing how radical, left-wing lawyers have been hired and placed not just into political positions at the division, but in civil service career slots — the latter in violation of merit protection rules. Political hires come and go as administrations change, but embedded career radicals remain, influencing the implementation of policy for decades of “service.”

Even if you read Adams’ legal analyses and blog posts when they were first published, rereading them in this compendium will help you realize anew how fortunate we are that Attorney General Eric Holder is resigning. But Adams’ articles also emphasize how broken the Justice Department is, and how difficult it will be to repair the damage inflicted by Holder and the many other lawyers who have been hired by the current administration.

This valuable book marks a promising debut for PJ Media’s ebook publications. Hopefully we will see many more.

Crimes Against the Republic is available free for a limited time only, exclusively through the PJ Store. This ebook is downloadable in .mobi or .epub format, for all ereading apps and devices.