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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 8, 2022

AG’s office will prosecute felony election crimes committed in Prince William County

Washington, D.C. Virginia Attorney General Jason Miyares has announced new charges brought by a Grand Jury against former Prince William County General Registrar Michele White. The charges, which include two felony charges and one misdemeanor charge, all relate to improprieties involving the 2020 election.

National Chairman of the Election Transparency Initiative and former Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli issued the following statement:

“We applaud Attorney General Miyares and his dedicated team for shining a light on election crimes in Virginia, and for holding accountable officials who threaten our election processes and the confidence of American voters. Make no mistake, one of the biggest problems of the 2020 election was state officials not obeying their own laws, leading to millions of disillusioned or disenfranchised voters who aren’t certain their votes will be counted fairly, openly, and equally in elections that are secure and accountable. To begin earning back the trust of Virginia voters, we urge Attorney General Miyares to continue making election crimes a leading priority. Every election law should be adhered to as written, and everyone should play by the same set of rules. That is the fairness voters deserve.

“I would say to other elected officials across America, holding officials accountable for obeying their own states’ laws is both widely popular across the party spectrum and a necessary element of building confidence in the entire election system. Other prosecutors across America should follow Attorney General Miyares’ example and bring cases against state officials who violate their election laws.”

The Election Transparency Initiative, a partnership between the American Principles Project (APP) and Susan B. Anthony (SBA) Pro-Life America was organized to combat federal H.R. 1 and H.R. 4 legislation and advocate for state-based election reforms that voters can trust.