Voter fraud is not only a real threat, but a real phenomenon.
The New York Post on Saturday published the account of an insider who has been participating in voter fraud schemes “on a grand scale, for decades” and who says that “fraud is more the rule than the exception.”
For obvious reasons, the individual’s identity has not been revealed. But, the Post says that it has confirmed this individual’s “identity, rap sheet and long history working as a consultant to various campaigns.” The insider, a Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) supporter, is said to have not only changed ballots but to have led “teams of fraudsters” in New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania.
How does it work?
There are several voter fraud methods described by this insider, starting with phony ballots.
Apparently, the ballots in some areas of the country are easily forged, but the return envelopes are not. So, a fraudster would go out and convince people to allow him to mail in their ballots for them as a public service. Once he obtained their ballots, he would then hold the envelopes over boiling water to loosen the glue, he would replace the real ballot with a phony one, and then he would disperse the fraudulent ballots in mailboxes around town.
Another method involves post office workers, according to the Post’s source. “You have a postman who is a rabid anti-Trump guy and he’s working in Bedminster or 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 source said.
Then, there is “helping” the elderly in assisted-living facilities to fill out their absentee ballots. According to the insider, sometimes nurses are even paid operatives who “literally fill it out for them.”
A “mafia organization”
The final two schemes revealed by the insider are voter impersonation and bribing the homeless. With the former, operatives would simply go to polling stations where voter identification is not required and vote, pretending to be someone who tends to skip elections. And, with the latter, the homeless are simply paid by operatives to vote a certain way.
The insider also explained to the Post how these operations are set up, saying that they “resembled Mafia organizations, with a boss (usually the campaign manager) handing off the day-to-day managing of the mob soldiers to the underboss (him).”
The insider added that “the actual candidate was usually kept in the dark deliberately so they could maintain ‘plausible deniability.'”
Why did this individual come forward now?
According to the Post, “he said he felt compelled to come forward in the hope that states would act now to fix the glaring security problems present in mail-in ballots.”
We’re not sure that the Post’s report is going to change anything, particularly not before the November election. But, at the very least, it gives us an inside look at typical voter fraud methods, which, contrary to what the Democrats claim, appears to be common practice.