On July 28, the US Department of Justice (DOJ) issued a guidance warning to pursue legal action against states that conduct election audits or implement voter integrity laws in response to fresh revelations of 2020 presidential election irregularities. However, two documents warned against the possibility of federal prosecution of election inquiries, and the revision of voting laws before COVID-19 requires a Department of Justice probe.
According to post-election audit recommendations from the Justice Department, several counties may violate the Civil Rights Act of 1964. While, according to the Department of Justice’s audit guidelines, election audits are exceedingly rare. Maintaining the chain of custody of votes had been a critical concern in Democrat-led counties that relied heavily on mail-in ballots throughout the election.
Subsequently, according to “Just the News,” the Department of Justice’s election audit recommendations did not identify any actual breaches of the law. In their statement of work, the Cyber Ninjas suggested using at-person interviews in precincts to assist in the verification of election integrity. In the lack of supporting statistics, the agency claimed that such operations might significantly impact qualified voters. Furthermore, the unverified allegations made by the Biden administration about voter intimidation are similar to those made by Democrats in a lawsuit that the Supreme Court dismissed in July of this year. It was ruled that HB 2023 had a disproportionate impact on minority voters by the Supreme Court because the government failed to offer statistical evidence of this.
However, the Department of Justice’s second guidance paper, released last week, suggested federal action against state legislation that rolls back election rules that are prone to fraud. In its enforcement policy, the Department said that a jurisdiction’s re-adoption of earlier voting rules or processes would not be considered to be presumptively valid.
Similarly, state and federal courts found numerous election changes illegal last year in Wisconsin, Minnesota, Virginia, Texas, Pennsylvania, and Colorado. This year, almost one-third of states passed election security legislation. While, according to Arizona auditors, more than 74,000 mail-in ballots for the 2020 election in Maricopa County have no clear indication of ever being received. Auditors discovered that over 11,000 people were added to voter rolls following their votes, whereas over 20,000 people voted shortly before being deleted. Moreover, according to a Georgia election investigation ordered by a Democrat-friendly judiciary, there were substantial errors in an official election recount in Fulton County, including Atlanta. Conversely, in June, the Department of Justice sued the state of Georgia over legislation passed earlier this year requiring voter identification and imposing limits on ballot drop boxes and private funding in the election’s process. Hence, the agency has already sought to impede an Arizona election audit before last month’s attempt.