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Congressman Mo Brooks

Representing the 5th District of Alabama

Brooks & 22 House Colleagues Urge Sessions to Protect Election Integrity

October 9, 2018
Press Release

Washington, DC— Tuesday, Congressman Mo Brooks (AL-05), joined by 22 other Congressmen, sent a letter to U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions urging him to devote more resources to protect American election integrity from foreigners who illegally interfere in American elections by illegally voting in them.

Congressman Brooks said, “Every single illegal vote by a foreigner in American elections dilutes and cancels the votes of American citizens and rightful voters! All Americans, whether Democrat or Republican, should agree that foreigners should not be influencing U.S. elections. Unfortunately, too many partisans single out Russian involvement in America’s 2016 election (even though there is no evidence the Russians successfully tricked a single voter into casting a bad vote) while turning a blind eye to the greatest provable foreign influence on American elections: illegal foreigner voting.”

Brooks continued, “Foreigners illegally voting in and influencing American elections threatens our Republic. According to research by the Public Interest Legal Foundation, 3,120 foreigners were registered to vote and/or removed between 2006 and 2018 in just 13 sanctuary jurisdictions (out of thousands of voting jurisdictions in America).”

Brooks continued, “My colleagues and I strongly urge Attorney General Sessions to devote the necessary resources to investigate and prosecute voting fraud by foreigners. After all, we are the United States, not the United Nations.”

Brooks continued, “So-called ‘sanctuary cities’ aggravate illegal foreign influence in American elections. By shielding illegal aliens, sanctuary cities encourage widespread foreigner voting fraud. Making matters worse, sanctuary cities recklessly encourage noncitizen voting by registering them to vote through public assistance agency transactions (a/k/a Motor Voter), registration/petition drives, and registration assistors. The Justice Department should focus investigative resources on these jurisdictions to stop voter fraud.”

Brooks concluded, “One Justice Department prosecutor has already done a fantastic job addressing this important issue. Robert J. Higdon, Jr., the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina, announced indictments against 19 foreign nationals for illegally voting in the November 2016 elections. Mr. Higdon’s work is exactly what other Justice Department prosecutors should replicate across the nation— maintaining the Rule of Law demands it, maintaining our Republican requires it.”

Click HERE for a PDF of the letter.

Letter signers are:

Congressman Mo Brooks (AL-05)

Congressman Bradley Byrne (AL-01)

Congressman Robert Aderholt (AL-04)

Congressman Brian Babin (TX-36)

Congressman Lou Barletta (PA-11)

Congressman Andy Biggs (AZ-05)

Congressman Dave Brat (VA-07)

Congressman Paul Cook (CA-08)

Congressman Warren Davidson (OH-08)

Congressman Jeff Duncan (SC-03)

Congressman Matt Gaetz (FL-01)

Congressman Louie Gohmert (TX-01)

Congressman Paul Gosar (AZ-04)

Congressman Jody Hice (GA-10)

Congressman Walter Jones (NC-03)

Congressman Tom McClintock (CA-04)

Congressman Ralph Norman (SC-05)

Congressman Scott Perry (PA-04)

Congressman Lamar Smith (TX-21)

Congressman Daniel Webster (FL-11)

Congressman Ted Yoho (FL-03)