Last Updated on August 5, 2022
A new report suggests that GOP Attorney General Jason Miyares and more of Virginia’s top officials are ignoring credible evidence of 2020 election irregularities and potential fraud. According to The Gateway Pundit’s report, a group of “concerned citizens” presented the evidence to top AG’s officials and Virginia’s elections commissioner and are still awaiting a response, weeks later.
According to the report and concerned citizen Robert Pressler, Pressler and others presented the evidence to Senior Assistant Attorney General and Chief Joshua Lief as well as Susan Beals, Virginia’s elections commissioner, over seven weeks ago. To date, they haven’t received a response.
While states like Arizona, Georgia, and Pennsylvania among others occupied headlines in the wake of the 2020 election, Virginia quietly had an election year full of documented irregularities and potential election fraud all its own.
In Northern Virginia’s deep blue Fairfax County, the most populous municipality in the state, late-night ballot drops accounted for a whopping 73% of Biden votes. Increasing the suspicion in Virginia was the bizarre behavior of media and elections officials, who had called the state for Biden early on, while Trump still held a sizable lead. As election night went on, the ballot drops from Fairfax County and other deep blue jurisdictions put Biden over the edge, clinching an already-reported victory in the state that carries 13 Electoral College votes.
In down-ballot races, bizarre election night happenings benefited Democrats as well. In the state’s 7th District, CIA veteran and Democrat incumbent Abigail Spanberger held onto her seat after thousands of mostly Democrat votes were found on a discarded thumb drive, carrying her to victory.
Given the lack of response from Virginia officials and the massive pile of election irregularities and potential fraud, retired Naval officer Robert Pressler, the father of conservative activist Ryan Pressler, penned an open letter to AG Miyares, Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin, and Commissioner Susan Beals.
Though Miyares was elected as the Virginia GOP was swept to victory amidst an ongoing culture war in the state, he has been openly hostile to the election integrity movement. As reported by National File, a former Deputy Attorney General, Monique Miles, was fired by Miyares over her election integrity activism, following a Washington Post hit piece.
In the open letter, Pressler again lays out the evidence of massive election irregularities and potential fraud offering it up to the public directly.
The open letter, originally published in The Gateway Pundit, is copied below:
Why has the Youngkin Administration ignored evidence of election irregularities and potential fraud mechanisms?
Over seven weeks ago in Richmond (6 June), I participated in a 90-minute briefing of election irregularities to Senior Assistant Attorney General and Chief Joshua Lief and Commissioner of the Department of Elections Susan Beals. Our team was composed of the Chief Legal Officer for The America Project, the Director of Virginians for America First (VFAF), and four citizen-investigators immersed in research and discovery of Virginia election irregularities since November 2020. We provided copies of a 125-page document containing all briefing, background, evidentiary, and reference materials. We presented an undeniable pattern of irregularities demanding investigation.
Despite our outreach for follow-up twice, we have had no response. This is particularly concerning since the required 22-month preservation of 2020 election records expires on 3 September, allowing the full destruction of all records and papers as of midnight. We are left to believe — with their silence — that Governor Youngkin and his team are trying to “run out the clock” to evade questioning on the integrity of Virginia’s 2020 and 2021 elections.
What did the briefing include?
— Troubling results of statewide canvassing operations for the 2020 and 2021 elections. (1) VFAF’s 2020 canvassing demonstrated a 31% registration error-rate and a 7% votes-cast error-rate. (2) The 2021 canvas (conducted in real-time) demonstrated a 5.7% absentee-ballot error-rate, which equates to an estimated 68,000 votes (inconveniently greater than the margin of victory for Governor Youngkin).
— The wrongful certification of 2020 electronic poll books. In September 2020, just one day before the start of early voting, the State Board of Elections certified DemTech Centerpoint ePollTab electronic poll books for use, ignoring the testing laboratory’s report and Technical Data Package that included an extraordinary, legally-specific NON-COMPLIANCE disclaimer. These poll books were in wide-use throughout the state for the 2020 and 2021 elections, and are planned for use this November. Have they ever been properly certified?
— Serious concerns with state data and records. (1) There are multiple, irreconcilable discrepancies between state voter databases, including the Registered Voter List, the Voter History List, and the Daily Absentee List. (2) There is no ability to attribute 2020 absentee votes back to their “home” precincts, which would have served as a “firewall” and check against excess ballots. (3) There have been recurring changes made to public historical turnout data — without any explanation, database snapshots, or error documentation. (4) Statistical analysis of election “fingerprint” data shows patterns that do not agree with the expected distributions found in free and fair elections, as specified by the published literature of USAID and research of the National Academy of Sciences.
— Statistically impossible voter registration rates. In October 2020, Judicial Watch reported that Virginia had 24 counties with 100%, and higher, voter registration rates, yielding a statewide average rate of 95.6% (the national average was 67%). This excess registration was confirmed through VFAF canvassing, and followed a 2019 statutory notice to Virginia of similar violations of the National Voter Registration Act. Have these unreasonable rates been mitigated for the coming midterms?
— 2020 voting irregularities that defy nature, logic and probability. (1) Lean-batch analysis of central absentee precinct returns shows marked, abnormal, discontinuities consistent with known election anomalies in other states. (2) During live tabulation, there were FIVE large-batch events (over 300,000 votes-in, votes-out, votes-in, votes-out, and votes-in) with varying, improbable proportions of Biden-to-Trump votes that effectively reversed the lead in Virginia from 52% Trump to 52% Biden. (3) Subsequent live tabulation shows nearly every batch, regardless of size, contained the EXACT SAME proportion of Biden-to-Trump votes: 55% to 45%.
— Suspicious and unexplained activities. (1) There are over 900,000 voters statewide who were coded in the voter database as “active” voters, despite not having voted for 5 or more years, and in two federal elections. (2) Records from the state Board of Elections indicate almost 64,000 more ballots than voters in the 2020 election!
- Don’t these election irregularities and potential fraud mechanisms merit investigation?!?
- If not, what possible justification can you offer?
- Given these egregious departures from standards, practices and state election law, how can We The People be confident that our coming midterm election will be secure, free and fair?
What do we ask at this point?
We ask for the courtesy of an immediate reply and the urgent opening of constructive dialogue. Furthermore, the Virginia Code, §24.2-104, authorizes the Attorney General to conduct an investigation, prosecute a violation, secure the enforcement of election laws, and report results of the investigation to the State Board. Accordingly, to safeguard all options, the Attorney General must take immediate steps to ensure the retention and preservation of all voting records and papers associated with the 2020 election.
Robert G. Presler
CAPT, USN (Ret)