This column by Cathy Burke was published March 25, 2014 on Newsmax.com.
The release of a woman convicted of voter fraud for casting ballots six times for President Barack Obama in 2012 is part of a “toxic movement” that accepts “criminal acts in the election” to push a progressive agenda, former Department of Justice lawyer J. Christian Adams charged Tuesday.
Adams, whose book Injustice: Exposing the Racial Agenda of the Obama Justice Department, focuses on alleged racial bias in the U.S. Attorney General’s Office, told “The Steve Malzberg Show” on Newsmax TV that “anybody who says there’s no such thing as voter fraud is a liar.”
Referring to the case of Melowese Richardson, who served eight months of a five-year term for voter fraud, Adams noted that Richardson was hailed as hero at a rally last week with some fellow Ohio Democrats and civil rights activist the Rev. Al Sharpton after the George Soros-funded Ohio Justice and Policy Center helped lessen her sentence to probation.
“There is a growing toxic movement in some corners of the country that are perfectly willing to accept criminal acts in the election and furtherance of a broader progressive agenda,” Adams said of her case.
“What she did could send her to Leavenworth for 25 years,” he added. “But guess what, you only send vote fraudsters to prison when you have an attorney general who cares about vote fraud. This is an attorney general who actually meets with . . . Al Sharpton to help develop election policy at the Justice Department, and, not surprisingly, Melowese Richardson is walking around free today.”
Adams called the case an illustration of “something much more dangerous going on – and that is this rotted view, this corrupt attitude that is beginning to gain total acceptance in some corners of government and academia, that accepts criminality in American elections in the name of payback time.”