As more details come to light regarding the undercover operation by Project Veritas, assisted by a Somali Community “whistleblower” in Minneapolis — Omar Jamal, a community activist — the entire country is given an up-close look at how a sophisticated operation can literally create thousands of fraudulent ballots in an unsecured and unregulated “vote-by-mail” free for all.
My RS colleague Brandon Morse was first to this story earlier today.
Another RS colleague, Jeff Charles, covered Pres. Trump’s call for an investigation.
Democrat Party interest groups across the country have, for months, been demanding increased availability and use of mail-in ballots due to health concerns involving the COVID 19 pandemic. There are a host of questions with respect to issues of security in dealing with a massive volume of mailed ballots, most of which, to this point, have focused on the secure and timely transmission and receipt of those ballots to local election officials by the US Postal Service, which has never been tasked to deliver millions and millions of mailed ballot envelopes on a specific day.
But what the PV investigation has revealed is that the “security” of such a process is inherently compromised long before the ballots enter the mailing system on the return trip to election officials. Strip away the first world aspects of what is happening in the Somali community in Minneapolis, and what you see left is a third-world vote buying process that is indistinguishable from similar exercises taking place in Third World locations like Mogadishu, Somalia. I guess this is just one more Somali “tradition” that the immigrants from that African nation who came to Minneapolis as refugees were just not able to leave behind.
At the center of the PV story is Liban Mohammed, the brother of Minneapolis City Councilman Jamal Osman. Speaking on a video chat that was secretly recorded by Jamal, working with James O’Keefe and PV, Mohammad shows hundreds of Minnesota mail-in ballots on the dashboard of his car. The video was taken in the primary election season during the summer. The New York Post story captures part of the exchange between Mohammed and Jamal:
In one call, Mohamed allegedly explains ballot harvesting: “You request for the ballot. It will be sent to your house. You will fill it out and then send it.”
Omar asks: “So they request for the elderly?”
Mohamed says: “Yes, they request for them.”
Omar: “And it is taken away from them?”
Mohamed: “Yes, it is taken away from them.”
In another call, Mohamed says: “I’m working for Jamal Osman [who is] running for city council in Minneapolis. That’s my young brother.”
Osman, a member of the DFL, won the Ward 6 race for Minneapolis City Council in August.
Another grab from Mohamed’s Snapchat with the time stamp 1:59 a.m. July 2, shows a man brandishing a wad of about 30 ballots with the words “OFFICIAL ABSENTEE BALLOT” on the front of envelopes. “Two in the morning, still hustling,” he says.
A second “whistleblower” who remained anonymous told PV that organizers like Mohammed went through a Minneapolis housing project and knocked on the door of every elderly resident, telling each to get their mail-in ballot and come with the organizer. They were lined up outside the door to another room and were brought in one after another to mark their ballot for Democrat candidates such as Councilman Jamal Osman and Congresswoman Ilhan Omar. After marking the ballot, it is put inside the envelope which is sealed and the person organizing the ballot fraud keeps it for delivery to election officials on behalf of the voter. The voter is then directed to a van parked outside on the street. The voter gets inside the van and is paid for having cast their vote and giving the envelope to the “vote harvester.”
The anonymous “whistleblower” tells the New York Post that a senior staffer of Ilan Omar organizes the scheme:
[Whistleblower] alleges Omar’s long-serving staffer, campaign deputy district director Ali (Isse) Gainey, was “coordinating everything.”
Gainey, “who is working in Ilhan’s campaign, is the one who is managing the voting place. They bring them. They line them. They put the open ballots in there and then they take them in and say, ‘Here,’ and the people mark [the ballots] . . .
“They have perfected this system,” she said. “They will tell you, ‘We are applying for your ballot.’ They take a picture of your Social Security and your driver’s license. They have a database. When the ballot comes, they track it. Sometimes, they make fake emails. They track the ballot. Then they come and pick up the ballot, unopened . . .
She also alleged that young people and women were paid for their ballots before last month’s Minnesota primary.
“Cash, cash, cash. They were carrying bags of money. . . . When you vote and they mark you off, then you get in the van, they give you the cash.”
Providing anything of value in exchange for someone casting a vote is a federal crime.
Whistleblower Jamal gives PV an on-camera interview:
“It’s an open secret. She [Ilan Omar] will do anything that she can do to get elected and she has hundreds of people on the streets doing that. The regulations, if you ignore that and you let corruption and fraud become a daily business and then tough luck, the country will not exist as they [Americans] know it.”
The State of Minnesota, following the lead of other states with elected Democrats in control of the state government, has recently passed legislation to allow greater use of “vote harvesting”. Democrats in Congress, as part of recent negotiations with the Trump Administration on a COVID 19 economic relief package, demanded that the legislation include a provision making invalid any state law that sought to curb or eliminate “vote harvesting.”
Just this past week, two Republican officials in Minnesota filed suit over a “Consent Decree” entered into by Steve Simon, Minnesota Secretary of State — a Democrat — to settle a lawsuit filed back in May in Minnesota State Court, which challenged two provisions of Minnesota election law, which the “Consent Decree” described as follows:
Plaintiffs filed a complaint against Defendant challenging the constitutionality and enforcement of Minnesota’s requirement that each mail-in ballot be witnessed by a registered Minnesota voter, a notary, or person otherwise authorized to administer oaths (“Witness Requirement”) … and its requirement that ballots be received by 8:00 p.m. on Election Day if delivered by mail (“Election Day Receipt Deadline”), in general and specifically during the ongoing public health crisis caused by the spread of the novel coronavirus.
The “Consent Decree” — agreed to by a Democrat elected official — resolved the “dispute” of a valid and in-force Minnesota law as follows:
The Parties to this Stipulation and Partial Consent Decree acknowledge that this does not resolve or purport to resolve any claims pertaining to the constitutionality or enforcement of the Witness Requirement and Election Day Receipt Deadline for elections held after the November General Election.
For the November General Election Defendant shall not enforce the Witness Requirement, with respect to voting only, as set out in Minn. Stat…. that each absentee ballot and designated mail ballot for voters previously registered in Minnesota be witnessed by a registered Minnesota voter, a notary, or person otherwise authorized to administer oaths… For the November General Election Defendant shall not enforce the Election Day Receipt Deadline for mail-in ballots… that ballots be received by 8:00 p.m. on Election Day if delivered by mail. Instead, the deadline set forth in paragraph VI.D below shall govern.
So, with regard to “Ballot Day Receipt Deadline”, the new Minnesota “law” is to be whatever the Democrat Secretary of State was willing to say it will be in the “Consent Decree” — but ONLY for the upcoming November election. So what did he say?
IV.D. Defendant shall issue guidance instructing all relevant local election officials to count all mail-in ballots in the November General Election that are otherwise validly cast and postmarked on or before Election Day but received by 8 p.m. within 5 business days of Election Day (i.e., seven calendar days, or one week). For the purposes of this Stipulation and Partial Consent Decree, postmark shall refer to any type of imprint applied by the United States Postal Service to indicate the location and date the Postal Service accepts custody of a piece of mail, including bar codes, circular stamps, or other tracking marks.
Well, a Minnesota resident might feel some comfort in the fact that the ballot received by election officials must have a postmark applied by the US Postal Service indicating it was in the mail on or before election day — right?
Not so fast. The same paragraph contains this little “kicker” at the end:
Where a ballot does not bear a postmark date, the election official reviewing the ballot should presume that it was mailed on or before Election Day unless the preponderance of the evidence demonstrates it was mailed after Election Day.
NO POSTMARKS NEEDED — as long as no one can prove by a preponderance of the evidence that the ballot was “mailed” after Election Day.
Question: If a ballot envelope lacks a “postmark” what evidence is there that it was ever “mailed” by anyone? The Consent Decree does not address that anomaly in its reasoning. It does not say that the envelope has to arrive from the US Post Office. Does the Post Office deliver the ballots to the Elections Official, or can the Elections Official pick up ballots from the Post Office and transport them to be counted?
Just dump that sack full of unpostmarked ballot envelops in the pile over in the corner so someone can get started pulling out all those ballots and counting those Democrat votes!!!