Marc E. Elias is a partner at the law firm Perkins Coie and head of its Political Law practice. Elias served as General Counsel for Hillary Clinton's 2016 presidential campaign and John Kerry’s 2004 campaign.
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."
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.
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.
- Debbie Wasserman Schultz
- Donna Brazile
- John Podesta
- Glenn Simpson
- Trump-Russia collusion hoax
- 2016 Presidential election
- FISA abuse
- Felons Voting Illegally May Have Put Franken Over the Top in Minnesota, Study Finds