Biden Hosts Atlanta Braves At White House After Pushing MLB To Boycott Their City For All-Star Game

Biden Hosts Atlanta Braves At White House After Pushing MLB To Boycott Their City For All-Star Game

President Joe Biden hosted the Atlanta Braves at the White House on Monday to celebrate the Major League Baseball (MLB) team’s 2021 World Series win. The event comes after Biden and other high-profile Democrats called for the professional baseball league to move its annual All-Star game out of Atlanta to protest Georgia’s recently passed election integrity law.

“This team has literally been part of American history for over 150 years,” Biden said. “But none of it came easy … people counting you out. Heck, I know something about being counted out.”

During the event, Biden was presented with a customized jersey bearing his name and the number 46, in reference to him being the nation’s 46th president. In a separate moment, America’s commander-in-chief bizarrely beckoned “everybody under 15” to come near him for a group photo.

Despite Democrats and their media sycophants’ efforts to cast Biden as a folksy, kind old man, the president has routinely shown himself to be anything but. Following the Georgia legislature’s passage of a bill last year to enhance the integrity of the state’s election laws, Biden proceeded to call for the MLB to relocate its 2021 All-Star game out of Atlanta in protest.

“I think today’s professional athletes are acting incredibly responsibly. I would strongly support them [moving the all-star game out of Atlanta],” Biden told ESPN last year.

In the same interview, Biden went on to label the Georgia bill as “Jim Crow on steroids” and falsely asserted that the law “prohibited food and drink at polling places and mandated the polls close at 5 p.m.”

“Imagine passing a law saying you cannot provide water or food for someone standing in line to vote? Can’t do that? Come on,” he said. “Or you’re going to close a polling place at five o’clock when working people just get off? This is all about keeping working folks and ordinary folks that I grew up with from being able to vote.”

As noted by The Daily Wire, however, “[t]he Georgia law implements restrictions on handing out food and drink near polling places similar to restrictions already in place in New York and Biden’s home state of Delaware” and “are designed to prevent lobbyists or special interest from handing out concessions at polling places. It does not ban voters from bringing or ordering food, nor does it prohibit polling workers from setting out self-service water stations or distributing food donated for general use.”

Moreover, the Georgia bill does not require polls to close by 5 p.m., as Election Day voting in the state lasts from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

While Biden attempted to walk back his pro-boycott rhetoric a week later, the damage had already been done. Two days after the president called for moving the All-Star game out of Georgia, MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred announced that the MLB would be relocating the annual event to Colorado.

The move ultimately had devastating effects on Georgia’s economy, with Job Creators Network (JCN) CEO Alfredo Ortiz estimating that the decision cost the state “upwards of $100 million” in revenue. Ortiz has since released a statement blasting Biden for hosting the Braves at the White House, saying that the president should “be embarrassed” for playing a role in “costing the Greater Atlanta area” millions in revenue.

“Biden and left-wing activists pressured MLB to move the All-Star Game out of Atlanta, lying about the Georgia election reform law,” Ortiz said. “MLB caved to Biden and the far left in a pitiful case of virtue-signaling. … Biden should apologize to the Greater Atlanta community today, instead of joining them in celebration.”

Other notable Democrats who assisted in fueling the push for the MLB to pull its All-Star game out of Atlanta include Georgia Sen. Raphael Warnock and Georgia Democrat gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams.


Shawn Fleetwood is a Staff Writer for The Federalist and a graduate of the University of Mary Washington. He also serves as a state content writer for Convention of States Action and his work has been featured in numerous outlets, including RealClearPolitics, RealClearHealth, and Conservative Review. Follow him on Twitter @ShawnFleetwood

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Biden Hosts Atlanta Braves At White House After Pushing MLB To Boycott Their City For All-Star Game

Biden Hosts Atlanta Braves At White House After Pushing MLB To Boycott Their City For All-Star Game

President Joe Biden hosted the Atlanta Braves at the White House on Monday to celebrate the Major League Baseball (MLB) team’s 2021 World Series win. The event comes after Biden and other high-profile Democrats called for the professional baseball league to move its annual All-Star game out of Atlanta to protest Georgia’s recently passed election integrity law.

“This team has literally been part of American history for over 150 years,” Biden said. “But none of it came easy … people counting you out. Heck, I know something about being counted out.”

During the event, Biden was presented with a customized jersey bearing his name and the number 46, in reference to him being the nation’s 46th president. In a separate moment, America’s commander-in-chief bizarrely beckoned “everybody under 15” to come near him for a group photo.

Despite Democrats and their media sycophants’ efforts to cast Biden as a folksy, kind old man, the president has routinely shown himself to be anything but. Following the Georgia legislature’s passage of a bill last year to enhance the integrity of the state’s election laws, Biden proceeded to call for the MLB to relocate its 2021 All-Star game out of Atlanta in protest.

“I think today’s professional athletes are acting incredibly responsibly. I would strongly support them [moving the all-star game out of Atlanta],” Biden told ESPN last year.

In the same interview, Biden went on to label the Georgia bill as “Jim Crow on steroids” and falsely asserted that the law “prohibited food and drink at polling places and mandated the polls close at 5 p.m.”

“Imagine passing a law saying you cannot provide water or food for someone standing in line to vote? Can’t do that? Come on,” he said. “Or you’re going to close a polling place at five o’clock when working people just get off? This is all about keeping working folks and ordinary folks that I grew up with from being able to vote.”

As noted by The Daily Wire, however, “[t]he Georgia law implements restrictions on handing out food and drink near polling places similar to restrictions already in place in New York and Biden’s home state of Delaware” and “are designed to prevent lobbyists or special interest from handing out concessions at polling places. It does not ban voters from bringing or ordering food, nor does it prohibit polling workers from setting out self-service water stations or distributing food donated for general use.”

Moreover, the Georgia bill does not require polls to close by 5 p.m., as Election Day voting in the state lasts from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

While Biden attempted to walk back his pro-boycott rhetoric a week later, the damage had already been done. Two days after the president called for moving the All-Star game out of Georgia, MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred announced that the MLB would be relocating the annual event to Colorado.

The move ultimately had devastating effects on Georgia’s economy, with Job Creators Network (JCN) CEO Alfredo Ortiz estimating that the decision cost the state “upwards of $100 million” in revenue. Ortiz has since released a statement blasting Biden for hosting the Braves at the White House, saying that the president should “be embarrassed” for playing a role in “costing the Greater Atlanta area” millions in revenue.

“Biden and left-wing activists pressured MLB to move the All-Star Game out of Atlanta, lying about the Georgia election reform law,” Ortiz said. “MLB caved to Biden and the far left in a pitiful case of virtue-signaling. … Biden should apologize to the Greater Atlanta community today, instead of joining them in celebration.”

Other notable Democrats who assisted in fueling the push for the MLB to pull its All-Star game out of Atlanta include Georgia Sen. Raphael Warnock and Georgia Democrat gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams.


Shawn Fleetwood is a Staff Writer for The Federalist and a graduate of the University of Mary Washington. He also serves as a state content writer for Convention of States Action and his work has been featured in numerous outlets, including RealClearPolitics, RealClearHealth, and Conservative Review. Follow him on Twitter @ShawnFleetwood

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Wisconsin Senator Documents Big Tech Rigging The 2022 Election Against Republicans

Wisconsin Senator Documents Big Tech Rigging The 2022 Election Against Republicans

Fed up with the repeated censorship of his work, Wisconsin Republican Sen. Ron Johnson penned a letter to YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki demanding the Big Tech company answer for its deliberate attempts to silence him online.

For more than a year, YouTube censors have suppressed, banned, and limited content from Johnson and his team. These attempts to limit Johnson’s reach aren’t just censorship, they are blatant meddling in Johnson’s reelection chances.

Big Tech’s efforts to subdue Johnson’s rigorous commitment to exposing the truth are joined by corporate media and Democrats, both of which are working to ensure that the Wisconsin Republican is replaced by a radical Democrat this fall.

Knowledge about Johnson’s work in the Senate is key to his reelection chances but if Big Tech’s track record suggests anything, there’s nothing stopping companies like YouTube from privately limiting key information voters need to formulate an opinion about Johnson and his opponent.

As Johnson documents in his letter, Big Tech was more than willing to publicly blacklist the senator over discussions about Covid-19, early treatments, the jab, and the 2020 election.

“YouTube has displayed a troubling track record of censoring a sitting United States Senator, the proceedings of the United States Senate, journalists that interview me, and the display of data that is entirely generated from U.S. government health agencies,” Johnson explained. He demanded that Google-owned YouTube cough up documents by Oct. 5 related to the company’s long history of hiding Johnson’s work from the public.

At the behest of Democrat-controlled federal agencies, YouTube wielded its censorship power against Johnson during crucial moments. That included banning him from uploading new content for days at a time.

In January 2021, YouTube denied Americans the right to explore questions about early Covid-19 treatments by removing footage of a U.S. Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing from the senator’s YouTube page. Days later, YouTube took down the same video, which garnered nearly 8 million views, from a Fox News YouTube channel.

YouTube justified the censorship to The Federalist by claiming the video was “removed for violating our COVID-19 misinformation policy,” something the company admitted it developed to comply with demands from unelected government employees.

In October 2021, YouTube removed yet another HSGAC hearing from Johnson’s page. That time, Johnson says, YouTube claimed the clip featuring a congressional discussion on public record about election integrity and laws “alleges widespread fraud or errors that changed the outcome of the 2020 US Presidential Election.”

“The video was uploaded on December 20, 2020, meaning YouTube waited nearly a year to remove the video,” Johnson noted in his letter.

Just one month later, YouTube personalized its vendetta by suspending Johnson’s account over a Covid-19 roundtable he hosted. In it, several highly credentialed, world-recognized medical experts “discussed the importance of natural immunity, heard stories on the disastrous consequences of vaccine mandates, highlighted the lack of transparency from the federal health agencies, and gave a voice to the vaccine injured.”

Other things Big Tech didn’t want Americans to know about Johnson included his interview about vaccine mandates and “the FDA’s rushed approval of the vaccination for children” with Wisconsin talk show host Dan O’Donnell and his speech at the Milwaukee Press Club newsmaker luncheon about how “ivermectin and hydroxychloroquine are both safe and effective drugs.” YouTube didn’t just penalize Johnson for those comments but also extended its suspensions to O’Donnell, who posted the relevant interview on his website.

YouTube’s interference with election outcomes by manipulating public opinion is not lost on Americans searching for answers about Covid and election integrity, nor on Johnson. In fact, his letter shows how Big Tech censorship is consistently brandished against facts that might lead people to vote for Republicans, and not against facts that would lead to voting for Democrats. It’s likely not a coincidence that a major lawsuit recently exposed the Democrat-run White House has been secretly telling companies including Twitter, Google, and Facebook specific information to hide from Americans.

That’s why, during a recent HSGAC hearing, Johnson asked why Democrats’ false statements were never flagged as “misinformation.” President Joe Biden has repeatedly lied that you can’t get the virus, be hospitalized, or die from Covid if you’re vaccinated but he’s faced no punishment from social media moderators. Big Tech execs from YouTube, Twitter, TikTok, and Facebook, however, never “even attempted to answer” acknowledge Johnson’s inquiry.

“Who do you think you are to censor information from eminently qualified doctors who had the courage and compassion to treat Covid patients?” Johnson asked during the hearing. “You guys bear a fair amount of responsibility for hundreds of thousands of people not being treated — and I would say probably dying, that didn’t have to die. Hope you’re proud of yourselves.”

Big Tech’s acts of information suppression against Johnson aren’t just concerning, they are deliberate election meddling. Controlling what voters can learn about issues of public importance and candidates’ stances on them is a way of controlling election outcomes.

When voters don’t have access to the full story, they can’t make an informed choice. They believe they are choosing, but if Big Tech controls what messages people can read, voters’ choices are predetermined by these huge companies that obey a Democrat-controlled White House and federal bureaucracy.

Johnson’s reelection bid this November is reportedly tight. No one knows how tight it would be if Big Tech wasn’t controlling what Wisconsin voters are allowed to learn about his record — and his opponent. And that’s a huge problem.


Jordan Boyd is a staff writer at The Federalist and co-producer of The Federalist Radio Hour. Her work has also been featured in The Daily Wire and Fox News. Jordan graduated from Baylor University where she majored in political science and minored in journalism. Follow her on Twitter @jordanboydtx.

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Flint, Mich. Clerk Resigns After Elections Group Calls Out Lopsided Number Of Democrat Poll Watchers

Flint, Mich. Clerk Resigns After Elections Group Calls Out Lopsided Number Of Democrat Poll Watchers

Flint, Michigan’s longtime city clerk is retiring after an election integrity group sent a letter to her office demanding she balance out the number of Democrat and Republican election inspectors. 

On Sept. 6, Pure Integrity Michigan Elections (PIME) and attorney Erick Kaardal of the Thomas More Society sent a demand letter to Flint and City Clerk Inez Brown threatening legal action if they do not balance out the number of partisan poll watchers before the November general election. As previously reported, during Flint’s Aug. 2 primary, the city hired 422 Democrats compared to just 27 Republican election inspectors — in direct violation of a Michigan state statute that requires equal representation of party election inspectors. 

On Sept. 8, Brown, after serving as Flint’s city clerk for 25 years, abruptly announced her resignation effective Sept. 30 — roughly one month before the November election. Brown gave no reason for her resignation and caught city officials by surprise.

“My administrative office was taken by surprise,” Flint Mayor Sheldon Neeley told the Flint Beat. “I had no foreknowledge of this occurring this soon.” Because of Brown’s resignation, Neeley reached out to Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson’s office for help running the city’s elections. Benson is up for re-election this year, raising questions about the ethics of her involvement in Flint’s elections.

“Can her office be considered impartial in running the elections in Flint?” Patrice Johnson, chair of PIME told The Federalist. “The law states that if you are running for office, you cannot be an election inspector in the precinct in which you’re running.” 

Despite such questions, Johnson sees Brown’s resignation as a step in the right direction. Brown’s tenure as Flint city clerk has led to multiple controversies, including giving mayoral candidates the wrong filing deadline in 2015 and alleged failure to process absentee ballots

“The pressure we’ve put on the city led to this,” Johnson said. “This is a HUGE win.” 

Regardless of Brown’s resignation, Johnson expects Flint to fully comply with PIME’s demand letter and balance its number of partisan election inspectors in time for the November election.

“In a state with more than 7 million registered voters, and where an election inspector need not live in the precinct in which they work, there is no excuse for an unhealthy imbalance of workers at our township and municipal elections,” she said.


Victoria Marshall is a staff writer at The Federalist. Her writing has been featured in the New York Post, National Review, and Townhall. She graduated from Hillsdale College in May 2021 with a major in politics and a minor in journalism. Follow her on Twitter @vemrshll.

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Flint, Mich. Clerk Resigns After Elections Group Calls Out Lopsided Number Of Democrat Poll Watchers

Flint, Mich. Clerk Resigns After Elections Group Calls Out Lopsided Number Of Democrat Poll Watchers

Flint, Michigan’s longtime city clerk is retiring after an election integrity group sent a letter to her office demanding she balance out the number of Democrat and Republican election inspectors. 

On Sept. 6, Pure Integrity Michigan Elections (PIME) and attorney Erick Kaardal of the Thomas More Society sent a demand letter to Flint and City Clerk Inez Brown threatening legal action if they do not balance out the number of partisan poll watchers before the November general election. As previously reported, during Flint’s Aug. 2 primary, the city hired 422 Democrats compared to just 27 Republican election inspectors — in direct violation of a Michigan state statute that requires equal representation of party election inspectors. 

On Sept. 8, Brown, after serving as Flint’s city clerk for 25 years, abruptly announced her resignation effective Sept. 30 — roughly one month before the November election. Brown gave no reason for her resignation and caught city officials by surprise.

“My administrative office was taken by surprise,” Flint Mayor Sheldon Neeley told the Flint Beat. “I had no foreknowledge of this occurring this soon.” Because of Brown’s resignation, Neeley reached out to Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson’s office for help running the city’s elections. Benson is up for re-election this year, raising questions about the ethics of her involvement in Flint’s elections.

“Can her office be considered impartial in running the elections in Flint?” Patrice Johnson, chair of PIME told The Federalist. “The law states that if you are running for office, you cannot be an election inspector in the precinct in which you’re running.” 

Despite such questions, Johnson sees Brown’s resignation as a step in the right direction. Brown’s tenure as Flint city clerk has led to multiple controversies, including giving mayoral candidates the wrong filing deadline in 2015 and alleged failure to process absentee ballots

“The pressure we’ve put on the city led to this,” Johnson said. “This is a HUGE win.” 

Regardless of Brown’s resignation, Johnson expects Flint to fully comply with PIME’s demand letter and balance its number of partisan election inspectors in time for the November election.

“In a state with more than 7 million registered voters, and where an election inspector need not live in the precinct in which they work, there is no excuse for an unhealthy imbalance of workers at our township and municipal elections,” she said.


Victoria Marshall is a staff writer at The Federalist. Her writing has been featured in the New York Post, National Review, and Townhall. She graduated from Hillsdale College in May 2021 with a major in politics and a minor in journalism. Follow her on Twitter @vemrshll.

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Complaint: Michigan Secretary Of State Broke Law By Outsourcing Voter Roll Cleanup To Left-Wing Group

Complaint: Michigan Secretary Of State Broke Law By Outsourcing Voter Roll Cleanup To Left-Wing Group

The Thomas More Society has filed a complaint with Michigan’s Bureau of Elections against Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson for violating federal law in contracting with the Electronic Registration Information Center (ERIC) to clean her state’s voter rolls.

The complaint — filed on behalf of Pure Integrity Michigan Elections — argues that Benson violated the Help America Vote Act (HAVA) by giving ERIC access to Michigan’s Qualified Voter File, a secure voter list used by the bureau of elections and more than 1,500 election clerks. HAVA requires each secretary of state to maintain and clean voter rolls without outside assistance. 

“Under the Help America Vote Act, maintaining state voter registration is seen as such a core governmental purpose that Congress deemed that it cannot be delegated to any other organization, including Electronic Registration Information Center,” Thomas More Society Special Counsel Erick Kaardal said in a press release. “The Help America Vote Act requires the Michigan secretary of state fulfill her constitutional duty and maintain the Qualified Voter File by herself, even if she does so badly.”

HAVA does not allow states to share voter data with third parties, but Benson’s agreement with ERIC requires her to do so. 

“Under Michigan’s current agreement with Electronic Registration Information Center, the secretary of state must transmit all voter data to the center, as well as licensing and identification records from the motor vehicle department,” Kaardal explained. “That clearly violates the Help America Vote Act and should be ceased immediately.”

As previously reported, ERIC is an interstate voter-roll management system run by Democratic operatives. It was sold to states as an easy solution to clean their voter rolls, but inflates them instead, thereby driving Democrat voter turnout. Thirty-three states and the District of Columbia are listed as members of ERIC. Louisiana recently announced its withdrawal from the agreement. 

A March 2022 audit by Michigan’s auditor general found that the state’s bureau of elections had failed to clean its voter rolls, despite being a member of ERIC since 2019. 

Benson has also been under scrutiny. In June 2020, the Michigan Freedom Fund sued Benson and 16 county clerks for neglecting to maintain Michigan’s voter rolls. In September 2020, Benson padded Michigan’s voter rolls herself by sending out automatic voter registration forms to all eligible citizens. As a result of the mailer, 114,000 people were added to the rolls. Most recently, Benson tried to dismiss a lawsuit removing 26,000 dead registrants from Michigan’s voter rolls.


Victoria Marshall is a staff writer at The Federalist. Her writing has been featured in the New York Post, National Review, and Townhall. She graduated from Hillsdale College in May 2021 with a major in politics and a minor in journalism. Follow her on Twitter @vemrshll.

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ZuckBucks Election Rigger Announces Plan To Take Over Government Election Communications

ZuckBucks Election Rigger Announces Plan To Take Over Government Election Communications

A key operative in the Zuckerberg-funded scheme to take over government election offices during the 2020 election just announced his plan to provide public relations support for election workers facing increased scrutiny by voters.

Democrat elections activist David Becker’s Election Official Legal Defense Network (EOLDN) announced it will be providing communications for government election officials across the country. 

This move is in response to a growing number of concerned citizens taking an active role in demanding greater transparency and oversight into the elections process, particularly after the chaos that marked the 2020 presidential election. Democrats and the media deride this activism as a dangerous “attack on elections” and claim that election workers’ safety is in danger (despite the fact that DOJ Assistant Attorney General Kenneth Polite admitted that out of 1,000 threats reported against election workers to the DOJ hotline last year, only 100 met the threshold for investigation, and out of that 100, five were prosecuted by the DOJ).

Becker claims his group will run communications efforts to help election offices combat “disinformation” and to create “an effective truthful narrative.” When asked about Becker’s new project, Cleta Mitchell, senior legal fellow at the Conservative Partnership Institute, quipped, “What disinformation are they countering and who is the truth czar?”

Through EOLDN’s website, election officials may request communications assistance and be matched with a professional free of charge. Such assistance will include “traditional media, social media, messaging, planning, rapid response, and anything else an election office needs to support their work and combat disinformation.” 

Scott Walter, president of Capital Research Center, told The Federalist “it’s far from clear that administrators are being threatened by ‘disinformation’ – a loaded term used by activists – or that it’s appropriate for a tax-exempt nonprofit to provide pro bono services to government employees. That sounds like a left-wing workaround to escape the dozens of states that have forbidden Zuck Buck-style private funding of government election offices by instead giving government officials services and other in-kind support.”

But this kind of private takeover of government election offices is nothing new to Becker. During the 2020 election, Becker’s left-wing nonprofit group, the Center for Election Innovation and Research (CEIR), received roughly $70 million from Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg that it funneled to government election offices to drive Democratic get-out-the-vote efforts in blue areas of swing states.

Becker himself is a far-left activist with an extensive history of attacking conservatives. As an attorney for the Department of Justice, he was the subject of an ethics complaint which revealed disparaging comments he made about Republicans via email. After his stint at the DOJ, Becker worked for People For The American Way, a George Soros-funded leftist advocacy group best known for its website that attacks right-wing politicians. In 2012, Becker founded the Electronic Registration Information Center, a voter roll maintenance organization that inflates state’s voter rolls instead of cleaning them (and in doing so, drives Democratic voter turnout). In 2016, Becker started CEIR, of which EOLDN is a project. He currently sits on the board of advisers for Secure Elections for America Now, a center-left advocacy group that promotes same-day voter registration and voting rights for convicted felons.

Simply put, Becker and his operatives have taken over voter roll maintenance, voter registration and outreach, election administration (including the counting and curing of ballots), and now official elections communications — while being irreversibly compromised as Democrat activists.

Private citizens who notice irregularities at their local election offices will have no chance of remedying suspicious or illegal practices when officials can defer to Becker and his team to characterize their actions as legal and label complaints “disinformation.” Once EOLDN has control of state and local election offices’ communications, it’ll be that much easier to shut down citizen observers’ concerns and flood election offices with left-wing propaganda.


Victoria Marshall is a staff writer at The Federalist. Her writing has been featured in the New York Post, National Review, and Townhall. She graduated from Hillsdale College in May 2021 with a major in politics and a minor in journalism. Follow her on Twitter @vemrshll.

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Virginia Attorney General Launches New Task Force To Uphold State Election Laws

Virginia Attorney General Launches New Task Force To Uphold State Election Laws

Virginia Attorney General (AG) Jason Miyares announced on Friday that his office is launching a new Election Integrity Unit to supply “advice, support, and resources to ensure that Virginia election law continues to be applied in a uniform manner” and to “increase confidence” in state elections.

According to a press release from Miyares’s office, the creation of the unit serves to “provide legal advice to the Department of Elections, investigate and prosecute violations of Virginia election law, work with the election community throughout the year to ensure uniformity and legality in application of election laws, and work with law enforcement to ensure legality and purity in elections.”

Comprised of over 20 “attorneys, investigators and paralegals from across the various divisions in [the] Office of the Attorney General,” the unit is planning to work with “the State Board,” “Department of Elections,” and “local election officials” throughout the 2022 midterm elections “and beyond.”

“I pledged during the 2021 campaign to work to increase transparency and strengthen confidence in our state elections. It should be easy to vote, and hard to cheat,” Miyares said in a statement. “The Election Integrity Unit will work to help to restore confidence in our democratic process in the Commonwealth.”

Under the Code of Virginia, Miyares is granted broad jurisdiction regarding elections, with the law stating that the attorney general” shall have full authority to do whatever is necessary or appropriate to enforce the election laws or prosecute violations thereof” and “shall exercise the authority granted … to conduct an investigation, prosecute a violation [and] assure the enforcement of the elections laws.”

The announcement of the new task force comes two days after Miyares’s office indicted a former Virginia voter registrar “for corruption and false statements related to the 2020 election.”

According to a report from Just the News, “[e]x-Prince William County voter registrar Michele White [has been] charged with two felony counts alleging corrupt conduct as an election official and making a false statement, and one misdemeanor charge of willful neglect of duty by an elected official.”

While Miyares did not elaborate on what specific actions White took, the announcement from the Virginia Republican said that the unlawful conduct occurred between August and December of 2020.

A statement from Miyares’s office provided to Just the News did, however, reveal that the “discrepancies” reported to “the Commissioner of Elections and State Board of Elections earlier this year” by Prince William Country’s current director of elections/general registrar, Eric Olsen, are what ultimately led to the launch of the investigation.


Shawn Fleetwood is a Staff Writer for The Federalist and a graduate of the University of Mary Washington. He also serves as a state content writer for Convention of States Action and his work has been featured in numerous outlets, including RealClearPolitics, RealClearHealth, and Conservative Review. Follow him on Twitter @ShawnFleetwood

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