If you turn on the news at any given time during a heavy election cycle, you are sure to hear any number of leftist pundits scoff at the idea that voter fraud exists.
This has been part of their playbook for decades, downplaying the very real threat of voter fraud in order to work in the shadows of these electoral processes unmolested. The problem with this logic is that, every year in which we head to the polls, story after story of rampant, illegal vote procedures comes to light.
Now, in a huge blow to their hole-filled narrative, nine people in California have been charged with an insidious and offensive scam in which they bribed homeless people with cigarettes to bolster democratic polling.
Nine people have been criminally charged after a Los Angeles election fraud scheme was busted by undercover officers.
Hundreds of homeless people on skid row were targeted and given cash and cigarettes in exchange for fraudulent signatures on voter registration forms or ballot initiatives this year and during the 2016 election cycle, reports the Los Angeles Times.Trending:
“They paid individuals to sign the names,” said LAPD officer Deon Joseph of the defendants. “That’s an assault on our democracy.”
In Los Angeles, you can earn up to $6 a signature on proposed ballot initiatives. “People hired to help qualify initiatives for the ballot are often paid per signature collected, typically $1 to $2, but officials said a recent slew of proposed ballot initiatives had pushed the rate as high as $6 a signature,” says the report. You cannot, however, pay people for signatures.
The nine defendants — Washington, Harold Bennett, 53, Louis Thomas Wise, 36, Richard Howard, 62, Rose Makeda Sweeney, 42, Christopher Joseph Williams, 59, Jakara Fati Mardis, 35, Norman Hall, 61, and Nickey Demelvin Huntley, 44, — were charged with crimes including voter fraud, circulating a petition with fake names, and registering a fictitious person.
When the democrats say that voter fraud doesn’t exist, we must remind them of these names.