In the 2016 presidential election, and even as far back as the elections of 2008 and 2012, we kept hearing the accusation of “voter fraud” being thrown around by Republicans against the Democrats for voter registration campaigns, as their practices raised a lot of eyebrows.
Of course, the immediate response came from Democrats, calling the idea a right-wing conspiracy theory. Donald Trump, however, took the accusation seriously and stated as much. And now we Republicans, alongside President Trump, are unfortunately being proven right by our concerns.
Now we’ve learned that not only did voter fraud occur, but 12 people involved in submitting fraudulent voter registration applications before the 2016 elections have been arrested in Marion County, Indiana. All 12 were managed by Patriot Majority USA, a group tied to the Democrat party, Harry Reid, and Bill Clinton.
From The Daily Caller:
Local prosecutors in Marion County, Indiana, charged 12 employees of a Democratic-linked voter recruitment organization of submitting fraudulent voter registration applications prior to the 2016 election.
According to the Associated Press, prosecutors say that 11 temporary canvassers working for the Indiana Voter Registration Project made and sent in an unknown number of fake voter applications. The canvassers’ supervisor, Holiday Burke, was charged as well.
The organization, the AP reported, is managed by Patriot Majority USA a group with strong ties to Democratic Party, including former President Bill Clinton and former Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, as well as labor unions.
The investigation by state authorities began last August when a clerk in Hendricks County marked around a dozen voter forms with suspicious information. The probe went into 56 counties where the organization collected 45,000 applications. Patriot Majority rejected the notion the group engaged in any illegal activity.
“We looked onto the Statewide Voter Registration System and noticed that there had been an unusually high number of date of birth and first name changes,” the secretary of state’s office told CNN last October.
If the 12 defendants are found guilty on all charges that include acquiring or sending in voter registration applications known to be false as well as counterfeiting, each could face up to 2 ½ years in prison.
Public Integrity noted in 2013 of Patriot Majority, “Although it describes itself as a grassroots group, a single $6 million donation from an unnamed source made up one-fourth of Patriot Majority USA’s $23 million in 2012 revenue. More than half of its haul, $12 million, came from anonymous donors that gave more than $1 million each, its tax return indicates.”
Maybe now the Democrats will finally admit their wrongdoing. The question now becomes, what other states have been affected by their attempts at voter fraud, and will we catch them in time before the next election cycle?
Source: The Daily Caller