J. Christian Adams talks about what’s behind the Left’s well-funded efforts to destabilize the Electoral College, death threats against presidential electors, and why Obama’s Justice Department is ignoring them:
You can’t pick up the phone and make death threats via interstate communications. And why it is that this is even complicated and why it is the FBI hasn’t visited these electors to collect evidence, well we all know the answer: they were going to vote for Trump. . . .
What an amazing slap against our Constitution… You don’t threaten to kill presidential electors in the United States of America.
Yet the institutional Left is working to legitimize those threats, as well as the larger organized effort to destabilize the Electoral College process. The National Popular Vote movement is part of the Leftist-progressive network that is heavily funded by the Soros world and reinforced by radicals within the Obama Justice Department and by the Democrat Media Complex. Why? Because it helps Democrats win.
These people have been agitating against the Electoral College for a long time. There’s millions of dollars flowing into dismantling the Constitution, including the Electoral College. These people have been in the field fighting and this gave them the perfect opportunity to a) unleash mobs of violent idiots to threaten people, and b) delegitimize the Electoral College process. . . . The Left hates the Electoral College. It takes power away from urban centers. . . .
President Obama wants urban centers where elections are not monitored by both sides – remember, when you go to a place like Los Angeles or San Francisco, there aren’t a lot of Republican poll watchers there – he wants these places to decide who the president is, because those urban centers will open up the spigots the whole way. It’s chaos in some of these places, with terrible voter fraud. . . .
The founders thought differently. They wanted the President to appeal to a broad cross-section of America. You can’t win if you appeal only to the urban centers under the Electoral College. And that’s exactly why the founders wanted it. It’s a unifying force for America. It makes it so everybody gets a say and not just the cities with 20 million people.
Listen to Adams’ entire discussion with Jon-David Wells guest-hosting The Mark Davis Show here (starts at the 19:30 mark).
A reminder that the de facto head of the Obama Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division Vanita Gupta was never approved by the Senate.
In its latest perversion of the rule of law, Obama’s Justice Department has failed to act in response to death threats against presidential electors voting for Donald Trump.
Such threats are federal felonies.
But intimidation of electors wasn’t “some quirky event confined to 2016. The threats were the product of a larger effort to destabilize the Electoral College and the constitutional order that created it. . . . The foes of the Electoral College wanted chaos, and the death threats were the result of that effort.”
So why didn’t the Department of Justice and the FBI do anything about threats to the Electoral College? By now, dear readers, after eight years of this lawless rot, you don’t need J. Christian Adams to answer the question. You already understand that this Justice Department only reacts to the ideological narrative of the extreme Left.
As Adams said on Fox News:
Remember Ferguson? Remember what happened after that police officer used legitimate deadly force? You had a president and attorney general grandstanding about a lie. And now you have real threats to the system, to the Constitutional order, by threats to electors, and they are deadly silent. It shows you what these people are really about, and good riddance to them on January 20.
Should the DOJ investigate threats against electors?
Yes, says J. Christian Adams on Fox & Friends. Intimidation of electors is a federal crime and “political terrorism. Multiple federal statutes do not allow you to give death threats to electors. But understand this is a larger effort to destabilize the system, destabilize the electoral college.”
This DOJ won’t act, though, because the intimidation victims are on the wrong political side. “That’s how this Justice Department plays. If you are against them, they don’t help you.”
That can and should change under a new administration that respects the rule of law and an Attorney General willing to push back against the Left’s threats to the constitutional order.
“The system has to be preserved. You must have a system where people can vote according to the rule of law, not according to the chaos that the Left wants to impose on America.”
“The civil rights industry has become very lucrative.”
J. Christian Adams via PJ Media:
When hearings for attorney general nominee Jeff Sessions start next month, prepare for a trip back in time to 1986. Three decades ago, his nomination for a seat on the federal bench was wrecked because Jeff Sessions fought voter fraud as a United States attorney.
The same group of far-left activists are again opposing Jeff Sessions because Jeff Sessions will fight voter fraud as attorney general.
The activists opposing Sessions also oppose any effort to minimize criminal behavior in American elections. Never mind that there are over four million invalid voter registrations. Never mind that we have a Justice Department that deliberately stopped enforcing laws to prevent this illegal bloating of voter rolls.
Opposing steps to stop criminal behavior in elections has tragically become the new “civil rights” agenda. It is the agenda of the Sessions opponents. . . .
The opponents of Jeff Sessions are busy transforming what “civil rights” means. Genuine equality of opportunity is out of style. That’s so 1965. They want a Justice Department chasing “unconscious bias” and fighting disparate racial impacts. They certainly don’t want the Justice Department doing anything about the lawlessness and illegal voting affecting American elections.
They also want to cash out.
No comment from the Justice Department as to why it won’t investigate alleged harassment and death threats toward Electoral College voters.
“Federal law protects people who want to vote. The Obama Justice Department unfortunately only protects people who vote the right way.”
Hans von Spakovsky argues that the acting head of the U.S. Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division Vanita Gupta has been working in violation of the Federal Vacancies Reform Act for more than a year and a half.
Thus, every action Gupta has taken since May 13, 2015, may have been of “no force or effect.”
It calls into question the validity of all lawsuits initiated by the division that she authorized; any pleadings filed with the federal courts such as the consent decree with Ferguson that she signed in March 2016 or in DOJ’s litigation against voter ID laws in North Carolina and Texas…
States, towns, businesses, schools, and police officers who have been targeted by Gupta’s Civil Rights Division should realize that they may have a valid defense under the Federal Vacancies Reform Act against any actions taken against them by the division while Gupta has been the acting assistant attorney general.
The DC swamp needs draining, and there are “few places as swampy as the Civil Rights Division at the Department of Justice.” But those who understand the inner workings of the federal bureaucracy know that “draining the swamp” won’t be easy as you think:
Even if all of this advice is followed, it will still be hard to “Drain the Swamp,” as promised. The country elected Donald Trump because he is an outsider who expressed a willingness to eschew the banality of political correctness and “shake up” the system that the Washington establishment holds dear. There are few places as swampy as the Civil Rights Division at the Department of Justice. Eric Holder used this Division to try to fundamentally transform the nation. he rank and file who willingly helped Holder are still there, enjoying $155,000 per year salaries, or more. They doubt Trump has any chance to drain that swamp. After all, they survived previous attempts.
But the Electoral College, a hedge against mob rule, is not the problem.
A Justice Department bureaucracy inhabited by anti-election integrity Leftists is a problem.
One of the very first things the Trump administration should do is to clear out the radical activists now dominating Obama’s Justice Department. Instead of enforcing the law, they’ve been spearheading the left’s war on immigration enforcement and laws requiring photo IDs and proof of citizenship to register and vote.
It’s time to staff Justice with people who want to prevent vote fraud, not engineer it.
J. Christian Adams on KTRH Houston’s Morning News with Matt Patrick talks about the impact on our elections of non-citizens illegally registering and voting:
“There’s no question about it. We have a serious problem in this country with non-citizens getting on the voter rolls, and the systems that are supposed to be keeping them off have failed.”
Non-citizens aren’t just registering. “They’re voting… Remember, these are federal felonies. The Justice Department under Holder and Lynch are not prosecuting any of the people who have been caught. That’s the problem. If you don’t prosecute it, you encourage more of it.”