Election Chief Faces Lawsuit Over 25k Dead Registrants

(JustPatriots.com)- 1.Christian Adams won a victory in court recently when his case against Jocelyn Benson, the Democratic secretary of state in Michigan, was not dismissed.

Adams, the president of the Public Interest Legal Foundation, sued Benson to force him purge 25,000 voters who were deceased from the state’s voting rolls. Benson tried to get the case dismissed, but a judge in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan denied that request.

In the wake of that decision, Adams appeared on the “Just the News, Not Noise” TV show last week to go off on Benson’s unwillingness to update Michigan’s voter rolls on her own.

As Adams, who is a former voting rights attorney at the Department of Justice, said:

“Yeah, 25,000 dead registrants on the active rolls in Michigan, like 4,000 of them had been dead for 20 years. We had pictures of their gravestones in the complaint. We sent Jocelyn Benson … notice about these dead people before the 2020 election. She didn’t do anything.

“We finally sued. She still hasn’t done anything — tried to get the case dismissed saying we aren’t allowed to sue [for lack of standing], and she lost. So, the case is going to go forward. Every state that’s faced these kind of lawsuits eventually settles with us. Let’s see if she does.”

He further stated that many Democrat-led states have sought in the recent past to skirt around their responsibility to maintain their voter rolls on a consistent basis. This leaves them open to people making mistakes at the very least and doing something purposefully wrong.

As Adams explained:

“Blue states in many cases — New Mexico, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Maine, I could go down the list — are run by sort of ideological state election officials who are opposed to list maintenance. It was part of [Democrats’ voting overhaul bill] HR 1, if you remember a year ago, that they were going to ban all this maintenance as a matter of federal law. That failed, of course, and they are against list maintenance.

“They would rather have polluted voter rolls than mistakenly remove somebody who should not be removed — they’ll tell you that’s what they think … the problem is, when you have a system that is now so heavily vote-by-mail, when you have all of these automatic things going to homes, polluted voter rolls is step one to problems — and that’s what happened in Nevada, that’s what happened in Michigan, Pennsylvania. Judith Presto, remember the name Judith Presto. She got registered to vote, voted by mail, and she was dead.”

Adams resigned from his role at the DOJ in 2010 and subsequently accused them of having racial bias. The reason for that accusation was Adams said the DOJ dropped a case of voter intimidation against the New Black Panther Party.

As he explained:

“I saw unequal enforcement of law up close over a decade ago. And the Civil Rights Division is always the first place where crazy starts.”