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Democrat operative admits to committing voter fraud

Mail-in voting is especially susceptible to cheating, the long-time fraudster says.

September 04, 2020

ITEM #1:  Throughout the increasingly heated debate over mail-in voting, Democrats and their media apologists have continued to insist that those raising concerns over election security are engaging in baseless fear-mongering.

They deny there’s any reason to worry that universal vote-by-mail will lead to increased fraud or error, and accuse anyone and everyone who dares suggest otherwise of cynically trying to suppress the vote and silence our nation’s citizens this November.  

Well, the New York Post published a bombshell report this past week that’s pretty inconvenient to the left’s preferred narrative on this issue. That’s because the story features detailed accounts of deliberate, Democrat-led voter fraud … as admitted by the Democrat fraudster himself.

“A top Democratic operative says voter fraud, especially with mail-in ballots, is no myth,” the story begins. “And he knows this because he’s been doing it, on a grand scale, for decades.”

The operative, who the Post says spoke on condition of anonymity for fear of prosecution (but whose identity and history in politics the Post confirmed), said that “fraud is more the rule than the exception.” He explains in incredible detail some of the ways he and his cohorts have tampered with elections, mostly in New Jersey but also in New York and Pennsylvania, over the years.

For instance:

“The ballot has no specific security features — like a stamp or a watermark — so the insider said he would just make his own ballots.

 “‘I just put [the ballot] through the copy machine and it comes out the same way,’ the insider said.

“But the return envelopes are ‘more secure than the ballot. You could never recreate the envelope,’ he said. So they had to be collected from real voters.

“He would have his operatives fan out, going house to house, convincing voters to let them mail completed ballots on their behalf as a public service. The fraudster and his minions would then take the sealed envelopes home and hold them over boiling water.

“'You have to steam it to loosen the glue,’ said the insider.

“He then would remove the real ballot, place the counterfeit ballot inside the signed certificate, and reseal the envelope.

“'Five minutes per ballot tops,’ said the insider.”

Care for more?

“The tipster said sometimes postal employees are in on the scam.

“‘You have a postman who is a rabid anti-Trump guy and he’s working in … some Republican stronghold … He can take those [filled-out] ballots, and knowing 95% are going to a Republican, he can just throw those in the garbage.’”

The elderly are a particularly favored target for fraud:

“Hitting up assisted-living facilities and ‘helping’ the elderly fill out their absentee ballots was a gold mine of votes, the insider said.

“‘There are nursing homes where the nurse is actually a paid operative. And they go room by room by room to these old people who still want to feel like they’re relevant,’ said the whistleblower. ‘[They] literally fill it out for them.’”

The report is chock-full of other examples, and you can read the whole piece here.

Hans von Spakovsky, who manages the Heritage Foundation's election law reform initiative, is quoted in the story, noting that, “There is nothing new about these techniques. Everything he’s talking about is perfectly possible.”

That voter fraud is real — and that it is especially prevalent in mail-in voting — has long been painfully obvious to all but those most determined not to see it.

And yet, despite endless warnings and cause for serious concern over election integrity, Governor Steve Sisolak and his fellow Nevada Democrats implemented a law leaving room for exactly this type of fraud in our state this November. Every attempt at oversight or accountability, the Governor has rebuffed. And the ever-dutiful “news” media continue to deny the obvious, even as the damning evidence keeps piling up.

Nevadans know why.

For a great illustration of the dangers of mail-in voting, check out the video below.

ITEM #2:  We’ve pointed out on numerous occasions how Gov. Sisolak’s coronavirus-driven economic shutdown has been enforced with a great degree of inconsistency — heavy-handed in some cases, but more lenient in others, especially when it comes to those whom the Governor would seem to favor politically.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal’s Victor Joecks breaks down the latest example of the Governor’s abuse of his power:

“King Steve Sisolak pushed Las Vegas officials to stop a recent Trump event. That’s according to emails and documents obtained from the city of Las Vegas via a public records request.

“On July 30, the Trump campaign announced that it was holding an ‘Evangelicals for Trump’ rally. Because Sisolak currently limits church gatherings to 50 people, the Ahern Hotel provided the venue.

“Through his office, His Royal Highness worked to stop it. Scott Gilles, Sisolak’s senior advisor, emailed Clark County Commission Chairwoman Marilyn Kirkpatrick to ‘flag’ the meeting. ‘What would the next step be to ensure this event, which looks to likely violate current directives, is not allowed to proceed?’ Gilles wrote.”

As Joecks explains, Kirkpatrick referred the matter to the City of Las Vegas, since Ahern Hotel is located within city limits. Subsequent emails reveal the city’s intent to “remind” the hotel about the rules limiting the number of event attendees. 

However, as Joecks points out, “the governor’s edicts allow most businesses to operate at 50 percent capacity, even if that means having more than 50 people in one place. An Ahern Hotel official said fire occupancy for the room was 1,605 people. That implies an 800-person cap.” 

Furthermore, “Ahern employees told city officials the event was a ‘peaceful First Amendment right to worship and assemble protest.’ Sisolak has frequently allowed protests to exceed his 50-person limit.”

So you’d think there should have been no problem with holding the event, correct?

Alas, you’d be wrong. Here’s Joecks:

“The event was scheduled to take place on Aug. 6. On the Tuesday prior, city officials issued a courtesy notice of a violation. On the day before the event, Robert Summerfield, the city’s planning director, told staff to ‘hold off on any more contact (with Ahern Hotel) on this until I hear back from CMO and CAO.’ That’s the city manager’s office and the city attorney’s office.

“Emails suggest those conversations took place over the phone or in person. By Thursday morning — the day of the event — something had changed. The city sent Ahern a notice demanding that it not hold the event. It threatened fines and to suspend its licenses.

“The governor was also personally interested, according to his staff.

“‘Do you have any update on what’s happening with this event[?]’ Gilles emailed on Thursday morning. ‘Chairwoman Kirkpatrick said CLV was on it. Governor keeps asking for updates.’”

The event was indeed held, and more than 500 individuals were in attendance, after which the city fined Ahern Hotel $250. The hotel is suing.

Joecks sums things up aptly:

“‘The Governor’s Office has no influence in the enforcement actions taken by local government, and it does not request that local governments shut particular events down,’ Sisolak’s press office wrote in an email.

“Gilles’ emails show that wasn’t true in this case. Through his office, Sisolak targeted this specific event and put pressure on local officials to shut it down. It’s logical to conclude that political considerations motivated these actions. That’s scary stuff.”

Scary indeed.

ITEM #3:  Speaking of Sisolak, the Las Vegas Review-Journal has exposed how the Governor recently took in some dinner and live entertainment at Pizzeria Monzu.

The story notes that the Governor was engaging in exactly the kind of activity that’s been forced to cease under his own coronavirus-driven shutdown, and points out that “Saddles ’N’ Spurs on North Jones and E-String Poker Bar in Henderson have been forced to shut down live entertainment.”

Given the obvious hypocrisy, a number of people have responded by mocking and chastising the Governor.

The Review-Journal’s Victor Joecks tweeted, “Live entertainment is okay for King @GovSisolak, but not for you peasants.”

And Morning in Nevada PAC President Adam Laxalt offered his own tweet:

“’The governor’s visit to the restaurant comes as state and city agencies have shut down the type of live entertainment the governor enjoyed in Las Vegas this past weekend.' Saddles ’N’ Spurs and Bobby Mao’s were shut down for this. But he wore a mask so the response: all good!”

ITEM #4:  After noticeably ignoring the riots breaking out in cities all across the country for weeks, Democrats are now desperately rushing to denounce them. Of course, they only did so once it became clear their complacency was starting to come with a political cost, and might pose a real threat to the Joe Biden-Kamala Harris ticket’s prospects this November.

But as The Federalist’s David Marcus reports: “[T]here is a problem: Harris is a financial supporter of the rioters she now claims to denounce.” He goes on:

“[T]he Democrats’ vice presidential candidate was a huckster for a bail fund that sought to free violent criminals who were rioting on the streets of Minneapolis, and she was very effective at it. In the wake of deadly fires and looting, Harris asked her five million plus Twitter followers to donate money to bail out the ‘protesters’ arrested in the riots.”

As Marcus reports, Fox 9 News in Minneapolis compiled a list of some of the criminals Harris assisted:

“Among those bailed out by the Minnesota Freedom Fund (MFF) is a suspect who shot at police, a woman accused of killing a friend, and a twice convicted sex offender, according to court records reviewed by the FOX 9 Investigators.

“According to attempted murder charges, Jaleel Stallings shot at members of a SWAT Team during the riots in May. Police recovered a modified pistol that looks like an AK-47. MFF paid $75,000 in cash to get Stallings out of jail.

“Darnika Floyd is charged with second degree murder, for stabbing a friend to death. MFF paid $100,000 cash for her release.

“Christopher Boswell, a twice convicted rapist, is currently charged with kidnapping, assault, and sexual assault in two separate cases. MFF paid $350,00 [sic] in cash for his release.”

Gee, we wonder why Republicans talked a lot about violence in the streets at their convention, while Democrats avoided the topic like the plague.

ITEM #5:  Also this week in Democrat hypocrisy…

“Even as Nancy Pelosi blocked aid to the small businesses suffering under destructive shutdowns, she was treating herself to a blowout at an upscale salon in Pacific Heights, San Francisco — the most expensive neighborhood in the nation, in which Pelosi owns a $2.3 million estate.

“Pelosi had repeatedly pushed localities to keep businesses closed so as to combat what she calls the ‘Trump virus.’ Her salon treatment was still illegal under local bans on indoor salon activity.

“Fox News received the tip when the livid owner of the salon, Erica Kious, saw the security footage of a blatantly unmasked Pelosi sauntering around the premises as a client of an independent stylist using her salon's amenities not under the purview of the still-closed salon.”

The Washington Examiner has the full story here.

As Morning in Nevada PAC President Adam Laxalt tweeted: “There are rules for the elite and then rules the rest of the serfs have to follow.”

ITEM #6:  Last week we shared the news that left-wing politicians in California are proposing a wealth tax on residents with a net worth of $30 million or more. The tax would even follow residents who flee the state with their assets. Wealth taxes are indeed quite in vogue these days on the political left, with former presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren among the more recent high-profile politicians to tout the idea.

Brad Polumbo, writing for National Review, addresses the folly of this soak-the-rich approach to taxation:

“There’s just one problem: These punitive taxes have serious negative consequences not just for the wealthy, but for the economy at large.

“‘Wealth is accumulated savings, which is needed for investment,’ Cato Institute economist Chris Edwards explains. ‘The fortunes of the richest Americans are mainly socially beneficial business assets that create jobs and income, not private consumption assets. Raising taxes on wealth would boomerang against average workers by undermining their productivity and wage growth.’

“This isn’t just a theoretical downside of wealth taxes. A mountain of research shows that they don’t work. The latest evidence comes courtesy of two Rice University economists, who in a new paper studied the effects of something along the lines of Warren’s proposals: a tax of 2 percent on household wealth above $50 million and 6 percent on household wealth of $1 billion or higher.

“The economists found that such a wealth tax would cause a 2.7 percent decrease in the size of the economy over the next 50 years. That may sound relatively small, but it translates to trillions of dollars in American wealth that would never get created. They further found that a wealth tax would destroy 1.8 million jobs. It’s not hard to see why. If you make your country’s policies hostile to the wealthy and successful, they’ll take their wealth — and their businesses — elsewhere. They’ll also adapt their behavior and spending decisions domestically to avoid the tax. So, it’s no surprise that the Rice paper also concluded the average household’s income would drop by roughly $2,500 as a result of this supposedly ‘progressive’ tax’s implementation.”

It's a useful reminder that anytime you hear a leftist bring up the need to make the wealthy “pay their fair share,” they’re really talking about a tax hike that’s likely to hurt everyone — regardless of their socioeconomic status.

Are you paying attention, Nevada Democrats?

ITEM #7:  We just had to share this one.

After Ivanka Trump tweeted a photo of her son Joseph with President Trump at the Resolute Desk along with a White House made of Legos, Andrea Bernstein of WNYC decided it was time for some crack reporting.

She passed along, via Twitter, that: “I've asked the White House if 3-year old Joseph indeed built it of his own initiative, and if he had assistance.”

When the White House’s Carolina Hurley replied that no inquiry had been received, Bernstein responded with another tweet:

“Sent in a query this a.m:  Did 3-year old Joseph in fact build a lego model of the White House of his own initiative? Did he have assistance? 

“Ivanka Trump once told a story of how she had built a Lego model of Trump Tower at age eight, then acknowledged this was false.”

The exchange drew a barrage of responses mocking Bernstein for obsessing over a toddler’s architectural capabilities, but we especially liked this one from the Free Beacon’s David Rutz, who tweeted:


Another banner day for our nation’s press corps.


“King Sisolak frequently complains about how busy he is dealing with the coronavirus. He somehow found the time to monitor a specific event put on by the opposing political party.” ― Las Vegas Review-Journal columnist Victor Joecks

“Dems didn't even consider condemning the mobs until their political 'focus groups' and 'poll numbers' forced them to. They don't care about your safety or your property. They care about their politics. That's it.” ― U.S. Congressman Steve Scalise