On Monday, the Minneapolis Police Department made a huge announcement after they stated that they were “looking into” the bombshell “allegations of voter fraud” after a video was released by Project Veritas showing a worker for Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar harvesting ballots.
The video appears to show that “Omar is engaging in illegal ballot harvesting and a cash-for-ballots scheme in her district in Minneapolis,” Newsweek reported. “The group, which has targeted mainly liberal groups with ‘sting’ operations, posted a video late on Sunday showing what it claims is evidence of an illegal effort to harvest absentee ballots.”
On Monday, President Donald Trump responded to the bombshell report as well.
“This is totally illegal,” President Trump tweeted. “Hope that the U.S. Attorney in Minnesota has this, and other of her many misdeeds, under serious review??? If not, why not???”
The bombshell story was dropped by Project Veritas’ James O’Keefe who said, “Money was brought by Ali (Isse) Gainey…the campaign chair of Ilhan Omar, and he is a staffer in her office” “(Ali Isse Gainey) was coordinating EVERYTHING!”
Another alleged ballot harvester, Liban Mohamed, is shown in a Snapchat video shuffling through piles of ballots strewn across his dashboard.
“Just today we got 300 for Jamal Osman,” says Mohamed, aka KingLiban1, in the video. “I have 300 ballots in my car right now . . .
“Numbers don’t lie. You can see my car is full. All these here are absentee ballots. . . . Look, all these are for Jamal Osman,” he says, displaying the white envelopes.
“Money is the king in this world . . . and a campaign is driven by money.”
Here’s the entire shocking exposé:
Here are some shorter clips that were posted to Twitter:
Later on Sunday, O’Keefe posted pictures of the physical locations where this alleged ballot harvesting takes place:
One alleged ballot harvester deleted THIS snapchat video, saying he was “hustling at 2 in the morning” collecting ballots:
Here is the potential punishment for election fraud, as detailed by Breitbart:
Jared Edge, the chief legal officer for Project Veritas, said that Mohamed and other ballot harvesters could face heavy penalties for their alleged violations of the law.
“The federal laws, 18 USC §597 and 52 U.S.C. §10307(c), are quite clear,” he said. “In the case of 18 USC §597, it is punishable by up to two years in prison and in the case of 52 USC §10307 it’s punishable by up to $10,000 in fines and up to five years in prison.”
The Minnesota statute, 211B.13(1) prohibits paying a person or receiving money to register to vote or to vote, he said. “This is a state felony punishable by more than one-year imprisonment.”
Beyond paying voters, there are also state and federal laws regarding intimidation of voters, he said.
“The federal laws 52 USC §20511, 18 USC §594 and 52 USC §10307(b) and the Minnesota statue 211B.07 prohibits anyone from using undue influence, threats, intimidation or fraud to influence a person’s vote or to influence them to vote at all,” he said.
It is also a violation of federal law for anyone who votes for others illegally,” he said.
“The punishment under 52 USC §10307(e) also goes up to five years’ incarceration and a $10,000 fine,” he said.
“In addition to those statutes, Minnesota has another statute, 211B.11(3), which makes it a misdemeanor to induce or persuade a voter to vote for or against a candidate, while transporting the voter to the polls,” he said.
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