Marc E. Elias is a partner at the law firm Perkins Coie and head of its Political Law practice. Elias served as Kamala Harris's general counsel for the 2020 presidential election. Previously he served as general counsel for Hillary Clinton's 2016 presidential campaign and John Kerry’s 2004 campaign.
Elias is on the board of Democrat Super PAC Priorities USA Action. Elias led a George Soros funded effort against state voter identification laws. The Democratic National Committee reportedly keeps a plane reserved and waiting near Washington, D.C. on election nights to fly Elias wherever a candidate in a close race with a potential recount looming may require his representation.
Elias has been accused of voter suppression and voter intimidation.
- See also: Biden Putsch
On March 6, 2020 the Georgia Secretary of State, Brad Raffensberger, elected as a Republican, signed off on a secret legal agreement with the Democratic Party of Georgia, the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee to alter absentee ballot procedures in Georgia. The Democrats’ attorney for this secret deal was Elias.
The Washington Examiner reported that Elias and his associates were sanctioned by Texas federal appeals judges for a “redundant and misleading submission” and for violating his ethical “duty of candor” to the court in a case in which the Democratic Party was fighting against a state law that banned straight-ticket voting. Elias and the lawyers were ordered to pay attorneys' fees and double costs, and the judges recommended Elias and his colleagues to review the section of the Model Rules of Professional Conduct on “Candor Toward the Tribunal” and encouraged them to “complete one hour of Continuing Legal Education in the area of Ethics and Professionalism, specifically candor with the court.”
2020 U.S. House election in Iowa's 2nd district
Following the 2020 U.S. House race in Iowa's second congressional district after a recount that showed Republican candidate Mariannette Miller-Meeks defeating Democrat opponent Rita Hart by merely six votes, with the results soon being certified, Hart called for the election to be overturned. In late December 2020, Elias filed a request to the U.S. House under the Federal Contested Elections Act to overturn the results and steal the seat in favor of the Democrats.
2020 voter suppression and disenfranchisement of Blacks
As Kanye West’s presidential campaign raced to get on the ballot before deadlines, Elias was fighting to disenfranchise voters, specifically targeting voter suppression of Blacks. Elias involvement affirmed the belief that Democrats were concerned that having Kanye West on the ballot, especially in swing states, could siphon Black votes away from Democratic nominee Joe Biden. West made ballot status in Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Oklahoma, Vermont, Tennessee, Minnesota, Idaho, and Iowa.
2018 election tampering
On November 8, two days after the 2018 midterm election, Elias traveled to Broward County, Florida to represent Democrats. A judge ruled county Democrat election officials violated Florida's public records laws and the state constitution, and ordered the county election supervisor to disclose the total number of ballots cast and the total number remaining to be counted. Tampering and chain of custody issues were litigated. Lawyers for Democrats want to count the votes on non-U.S. citizens.
2016 election tampering
Elias paid FusionGPS for the Steele dossier on behalf of the Hillary for America campaign and the Democratic National Committee. The Steele dossier was used by the Obama FBI to hoax the FISA court into granting surveillance warrants to spy on the 2016 Trump campaign, Trump transition, and Trump administration.
Elias lied to New York Times reporters regarding the employment of FusionGPS. Elias admitted in testimony that sent the bill from Fusion GPS for the Steele dossier directly to Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook.
2008 election tampering
Elias represented Al Franken in Minnesota. The recount may have been decided by convicted felons who voted illegally. A study conducted by Minnesota Majority watchdog group found that at least 341 convicted felons in largely Democratic Minneapolis-St. Paul voted illegally in the 2008 Senate race. The felons were registered by ACORN.
The final recount determined six months after the election showed Franken beat Coleman by 312 votes -- fewer votes than the number of felons whose illegal ballots were counted which matched publicly available conviction lists with voting records. Even though it could be determined that felons illegally voted, there was no way to determine how they voted with a secret ballot. Once their votes were mixed in with the total, there is no way to separate them out. The same loophole can be used for non-citizens' voting. This is what is meant by the slogan, "Count every vote."
The watchdog group took the voting lists and matched them with conviction lists, then went to the voting roster lists, where voters sign in before voting, and matched them.Ann Coulter said,
"He stole the 2008 election in Minnesota, going from a thousand votes down the day after the election to 300 votes up a few months later, after vast numbers of Franken votes kept being discovered in heavily Democratic districts. As economist John Lott pointed out at the time, the magically appearing votes for Franken were a statistical impossibility."
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- Wilson, Reid. “Meet the lawyer Democrats call when it’s recount time.” The Hill. November 14, 2018.
- Republican candidate leads congressional race in Iowa by 6 votes, recount finds
- Iowa officials certify Republican Miller-Meeks's 6-vote victory
- Iowa Democrat asks House to review race she lost by 6 votes
- Attorney Marc Elias Leads Democrat Effort to Overturn House Race in Iowa’s 2nd District
- DOJ Political Surveillance – From the IRS in 2011 to the FISA Court in 2016, Posted on March 8, 2020 by sundance. theconservativetreehouse.com
- Felons Voting Illegally May Have Put Franken Over the Top in Minnesota, Study Finds
- Marc Elias, Influence Watch