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Yes, Virginia, Aliens Are Registered or Voting… and in Pennsylvania, by the Thousands

The report also reveals some of these aliens have been casting ballots.  From the report:

Even in this small sample, when the voting history of this small sample of alien registrants is examined, nearly 200 verified ballots were cast before they were removed from the rolls. Each one of them is likely a felony.  Again, this is from just a small sampling of Virginia counties. Each of the aliens we have discovered to have registered or voted has likely committed a felony. Will the Justice Department act now that their names, registration records and dates of voting are herein provided?

This is in a state where Republican Mark Obenshain lost his race for attorney general in 2013 by 165 votes.  Mark Herring, the Democrat who beat him, has distinguished himself by bringing Eric Holder-style lawlessness to the Commonwealth of Virginia.

But alas we don’t have the full story because the state electoral board instructed local election officials to cover it up.  The PILF report:

The responses [to records requests] were nearly identical and soon it became clear that they were orchestrated by Edgardo Cortes, the Commissioner of the Virginia Department of Elections, and an appointee of Governor McAuliffe. According to numerous county election officials, Commissioner Cortes had issued guidance to them, instructing them not to respond to our requests for records pertaining to non-citizen voters.  Some election officials kindly provided us the original communications from Cortes.

Cortes was an employee of the Advancement Project before his time as a state employee.

Cortes Cortes

The reason why Virginia officials concealed the information approaches farce: federal law prohibits the release of driver’s license information such as Social Security information, medical information, or photographs.  Election records regarding list maintenance contain none of those things.

Either no lawyers were advising state election officials, or lawyers for the aforementioned Mark Herring were.

When you win office on the slimmest of margins helped by illegal voting, it’s wise to hide the scope of illegal voting.

So alas, because of the bad legal advice state election officials transmitted, certain local election officials who are hiding voter list maintenance records are risking being sued, like the city of Alexandria was, to obtain the information.

Will any of the voter fraud deniers use this opportunity to gain some credibility from the story by admitting that over one thousand instances of documented verified voter fraud occurred in Virginia?  Or will they keep denying it?  Expect the goalposts to move.  Even if they begrudgingly admit voter fraud exists in the four-figure levels, they’ll say it doesn’t matter because they think it hasn’t changed an election.  But as the report notes:

Ultimately, the number of illegal votes doesn’t matter when the integrity of the process is at stake. Nobody should tolerate voter fraud, whether it comes in bunches as we describe here, happens occasionally, or decides the outcome of an election.  Lawlessness in elections is a precursor for lawlessness across our government and culture. The response of law enforcement officials to both single instances of voter fraud and the hundreds of examples documented in this report should be the same: swift, sure and unwavering. No excuses should be made for the lawless who taint the electoral process.

We will learn tomorrow that Virginia is not the only state with corrupted voter rolls and election officials who don’t seem to care.  Philadelphia also has a problem.

Next Page: A sneak peek at the Philadelphia report, which will be released Tuesday.