In recent weeks, the Washington Post has reported on dead Virginians being registered in Harrisonburg and Fox News reported on more than 1,000 noncitizens being included on the voter rolls.
Who’s notably silent? Virginia’s top law enforcement officer, Attorney General Mark Herring.
I know Herring can prosecute voter fraud because in 2013 I wrote the law to give his office independent authority to “enforce the election laws or prosecute violations thereof.” You can read it by clicking here.
Nonetheless, Herring has declined to pursue these cases. He’s even refused to defend Virginia’s photo ID law in court.
Fortunately, the General Assembly will hold a hearing on election readiness and the reports of voter fraud on October 13, 2016 at 9:00 a.m. The committee will meet in House Room D at the Capitol – the public is welcome, and directions are here.
If you haven’t done so, stand against voter fraud – sign the online petition by clicking here.
Delegate Rob Bell
Candidate for Attorney General