Elections

Philadelphia Dem elections judge admits taking bribes to inflate vote counts

A former Democratic elections judge has pleaded guilty for his role in accepting bribes to cast fraudulent ballots and certifying false voting results in primary elections in Philadelphia, prosecutors announced Thursday. Domenick J. Demuro, 73, admitted that while serving as an elected municipal Judge of Elections, he accepted bribes in exchange for adding ballots for certain candidates on the voting machines in his jurisdiction and for including the fraudulent ballots in official tallies during the 2014, 2015 and 2016 primary elections in Philadelphia. Demuro further admitted that a local political consultant paid him money to add votes for the consultant’s preferred candidates in different federal, state and local elections. Demuro said the votes he added in exchange for the political consultant’s bribes fraudulently increased the number of votes recorded and tallied for the consultant’s preferred candidates. “Demuro fraudulently stuffed the ballot box by literally standing in a voting booth and voting over and over, as fast as he could, while he thought the coast was clear. This is utterly reprehensible conduct. The charges announced today do not erase what he did, but they do ensure that he is held to account for those actions,” U.S. Attorney William M. McSwain of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania said. McSwain did not reveal the names of the candidates Demuro fraudulently propped up or state if they won their districts. Demuro’s sentencing is scheduled for June 30. He faces up to 15 years in federal prison.

Wait.  I’m confused..  I thought Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and all of the other Dems promoting mail-in balloting, told us that voter fraud doesn’t exist.  Of course, it DOES exist, and we’ll continue to document stories like this which prove it does.

Kayleigh McEnany Reminds Reporters of Bipartisan Concerns with Mail-In Voter Fraud

White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany on Wednesday shared a list of bipartisan concerns with mail-in voter fraud with reporters at the press briefing. “I assume you care about fairness and accuracy in our elections, do you not?” she asked CNN’s Kaitlan Collins. “Of course I do, but there is not evidence that there is widespread voter fraud,” Collins replied. McEnany shared a quote from a 2005 bipartisan study with former Democrat President Jimmy Carter and James Baker noted that “absentee ballots remain the largest source of potential voter fraud.” When another reporter questioned McEnany about the potential for voter fraud in absentee ballots, she read the quote again.

Another awesome beat-down by White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany!  Click on the text above to see a video of the extended exchange he has with this idiot reporter from CNN.  Outstanding!!      🙂

Nevada’s vote-by-mail primary stirs fraud concerns, as unclaimed ballots pile up: ‘Something stinks here’

Red flags are being raised about the all-mail voting system being used in Nevada’s most populous county ahead of the state’s June 9 primary election amid reports that thousands of ballots are being sent to inactive voters — fueling concerns about the possibility of voter fraud and ballot harvesting. Thousands of ballots have been sent out by the Clark County Election Department to inactive voters – those who have not voted in recent elections, a roster that can include people who either have moved or are deceased – and the envelopes are piling up in post office trays, outside apartment complexes and on community bulletin boards in and around Las Vegas. The excess ballots have drawn complaints from local residents, who worry that anyone could pick up a ballot off the street and cast a fraudulent vote, as well as from Republican Party officials in the state who see a nefarious motive behind the vote-by-mail system being employed by the Democrat-dominated Clark County Commission. “What’s going to happen with these things, they’re not secured at all and there are thousands of them just sitting here,” Jenny Trobiani, a postal worker in Clark County who told Fox News that she has seen hundreds of ballots being mailed to inactive voters. “This just seems fraudulent to me, something stinks here,” she added. While the coronavirus pandemic has elevated the conversation surrounding mail-in ballots to the national stage, the debate over the issue has been batted back and forth between Democrats and Republicans in the Silver State for a while. Most recently, the Democratic National Committee, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and progressive political nonprofit Priorities USA dropped a request for immediate relief in a lawsuit against Clark County after officials agreed to implement multiple changes to voting in June that included sending out ballots to inactive voters and opening up two additional in-person voting sites. The lawsuit, however, to eliminate the signature verification process is still in the courts. “The Clark County Registrar made the right decision in moving to mail ballots to all registered voters — not just those deemed ‘active,’ expanding the number of in-person polling locations, and updating their signature review process,” Nevada Democrats said in a statement earlier this month. According to the court filing, the changes will cost county taxpayers at least $323,000. Democrats are still miffed that the state’s existing election laws outlaw “ballot harvesting” – calling the statute unconstitutional and raising the specter of further litigation. Ballot harvesting, or the practice of allowing political operatives and others to collect voters’ ballots and turn them in en masse to polling stations, has drawn bipartisan concerns of fraud from election watchers. The decision by Clark County officials to agree to Democratic demands has vexed Republican Party leaders in the state. “The Democratic county commissioners were working with the Democratic Party on some kind of backroom deal,” Rick Gorka, the deputy communications director for the Republican National Committee, told Fox News. “If Trump was accused of doing this, there would be an outrage.” Republicans argue that sending out ballots to inactive voters will make the polling process ripe for fraud. “Anyone can turn in a ballot they pick off the ground,” Keith Schipper, the Nevada Trump Victory communications director, said. “This is a dangerous proposition.” Schipper added that with Democrats vowing to continue legal action to overturn the state’s ban on ballot harvesting, Republicans are concerned about how the issue will affect the outcome of November’s presidential election in a key battleground state. “They made it pretty clear they will continue with the lawsuit to make sure they get what they want for the November election,” Schipper added. Ballots being sent to inactive voters may be a concern for the GOP in Nevada, but nationally Republicans have also railed against ballot harvesting as they worry they’ll see another scenario like the one during the 2018 midterm elections in California’s Orange County. Despite holding substantial leads on Election Day, many Republican candidates in California saw their advantage shrink, and then disappear, as late-arriving Democratic votes were counted in the weeks following the election. Many observers pointed to the Democrats’ use of ballot harvesting as a key to their success in the elections. In Orange County, Calif. – once seen as a Republican stronghold in the state – every House seat went to a Democrat after an unprecedented 250,000 vote-by-mail drop-offs were counted, the San Francisco Chronicle reported. “People were carrying in stacks of 100 and 200 of them. We had had multiple people calling to ask if these people were allowed to do this,” Neal Kelley, the registrar for voters in Orange County, said at the time. California had recently legalized ballot harvesting ahead of the election. In 2019, a GOP operative in North Carolina was arrested related to alleged ballot harvesting, which is prohibited in that state. Several states have enacted some restrictions on the practice, while others have expressly allowed it or failed to regulate it at all. According to a 2019 analysis by Ballotpedia, 24 states and the District of Columbia permit someone chosen by the voter to return mail ballots on their own, with nine of those states adding some specific exceptions. Twelve states outline who specifically can return ballots (such as family members or caregivers); and one state explicitly requires that only voters can return their ballots. Eleven states establish a limit on the number of ballots that a so-called “harvester” can return.

This so-called ballot harvesting, and mail-in voting, are the source of SO much voter fraud, it’s unbelievable.  We’ll, of course, be sure to continue documenting the many instances of voter fraud, which the Democrats are always quick to assert “never” happens…or is “so rare, that it’s inconsequential.”  But, the facts prove just the opposite.  That is why here at The Daily Buzz, we strongly support voter ID laws where a voter needs to physically show up to a voting place, and present a valid ID (i.e. state driver’s license, military ID, etc.) which shows that they are not only alive, but that they are legally registered to vote in that state/precinct.  That’s the only way to prevent voter fraud.

Democrats’ coronavirus bill would eliminate states’ voter ID requirement

Tucked inside House Democrats’ new coronavirus bill is language that would create a loophole in states’ voter ID requirements, allowing people to cast ballots without having to prove who they are. While the crux of the bill, revealed Tuesday, is a massive injection of taxpayer aid for states, localities and federal agencies dealing with the virus, Democrats also tackled some of their long-standing political goals. One section of the bill would require states to allow at least 15 days of in-person early voting before Election Day this year, and to also allow voting by mail for any reason, overriding states that have more limited policies. The new bill would also require that absentee ballots be counted if they arrive up to 10 days after Election Day. And the legislation says that states that require voter IDs to cast a ballot must allow voters to meet the requirement by self-certifying to their own identity. The National Conference of State Legislatures says 36 states have some voter ID requirement. About a half dozen of those are “strict” photo ID laws, requiring someone who wants to cast a ballot without photo ID to return with proof within three days for their ballot to be counted.

More liberal agenda nonsense that has NOTHING to do with public health or displaced Americans who are unemployed.  This is just a way for House Democrats to further their anti Voter ID law agenda….and push for more mail-in voting, which of course, is insane.  Voter ID is the ONLY way to prevent voter fraud.  Naturally, Democrats who want more illegal aliens voting for them, want voter ID done away with.   Hopefully, the Senate won’t let this pass.  We need voter ID laws now more than ever.

Opinion/Analysis: COVID-19 threatens U.S. election integrity

For the first time in months, Democrats are looking with anticipation and excitement to November’s presidential election — and it has nothing to do with their dismal candidate, Joe Biden. It’s because of COVID-19 and the chance to do some heavy Election Day damage. If at first you don’t succeed — right? Democrats have kept “Toppling America’s Electoral System” on their list of most-desired for years, with only the spottiest of successes to show for it. Oh, there have been some wins on open borders that have brought in bunches of desperate and dependent low-information voter types, the kind who came from socialist countries and now want America to adopt the same entitlement mindset and income redistribution plans that destroyed the nations they fled. But that’s proven a slow-going route to boosting Democrat numbers at the ballot boxes; hardly the stuff of radical overnight national change. There have been some wins at the state level that have seen leftists let illegals obtain drivers’ licenses and identification cards that in turn prove valuable platforms toward corrupting the present vote, as well as at laying the groundwork for scooping up scores of future loyal Democrat voters. But again, it’s slow-going. But now comes COVID-19. Now comes a real fear-borne disease that can really push the panic buttons, and just in time for November, no less. “Coronavirus Drives States To Pilot Internet Voting,” NPR reported. Ah, the dream of the Democrats dawns. Several states, due to social distancing orders and stay-at-home guidance from governors and other members of the government, have implemented electronic, internet-based voting. “Democrat and GOP leaders are considering online voting in light of coronavirus for party elections,” Salon reported back in March. Considerations haven’t much shifted in the weeks that followed. “NJ, Pa. Push for Online, Mail-in Voting Amid Coronavirus Outbreak,” NBC10 Philadelphia reported last week. “Delaware will allow voters with disabilities to return their ballots electronically in its primary election next month, becoming the second U.S. state to do so,” NPR also just reported. How about that, hackers? Russian collusion for real this time? The idea is ripe for corruption. Online votes can be easily changed — or surveilled. They can be outright deleted from the system. And worse, they can be manipulated without anyone ever catching on to the manipulation — meaning, the fraud can easily lead to a compromised election that is never discovered, never addressed, never righted and fixed. America just can’t take the chance; election integrity is too important to risk. And mark my words, once Democrats win concessions on in-person voter in favor of online balloting, it won’t be long before they win on the fate of the Electoral College. The left has pushed for a crumbling of this all-important election protection for years because they know once electors are removed from the equation, the White House goes to the voters in the more heavily populated liberal enclaves of the country — the far-left areas on the East and West Coasts, and in the largely liberal populations in America’s cities. It becomes a real “tyranny of the majority” system, as Heritage Foundation noted. Flyover country, largely conservative, largely Republican, largely limited government in ideological bent, would fall under “forgotten” territory — largely unrepresented in the nation’s highest political halls. “A majority of Democratic voters, 60 percent, said they supported abolishing the Electoral College and allowing whoever receives the most votes nationwide to become president,” The Hill reported, back in 2019. “Just 20 percent said they wanted to keep the current system. … Republicans … 64 percent … [said] they wanted to retain it.” There’s a reason for that. And if the Electoral College is a concept of our Founding Fathers that maintains election integrity, even as it serves a purpose for truer representation of the people — then its preservation is crucial to keeping the country free. Online voting is a way for Democrats to corrupt the current system, compromise its integrity and then, with expressions of dismay at the corrupted system, demand the need for reform — for “one person, one vote” reform, for “every vote matters” reform. That’s the language used by the Kill Electoral College crowd. Once voting integrity is compromised, it opens the door for even more compromise. Widespread online voting will soon enough lead to a corrupted voting process — will soon enough lead to the dismantling of the Electoral College. And that will soon enough lead to an American government dominated entirely by far left Democrats. Let’s not let the disease of COVID-19 turn into a diseased election system.

Agreed!!  Thanks Cheryl!  Cheryl Chumley is the author of that spot-on op/ed.  She can be reached at on Twitter, @ckchumley

Court Brief: 11.6K Dead People on Virginia’s Voter Rolls

About 11,600 dead people remain on the state of Virginia’s voter rolls, according to a court brief filed in United States District Court. A court brief filed by the Public Legal Interest Foundation (PILF) alleges grave issues with Virginia’s voter rolls just as a lawsuit in the state seeks to strip witness requirements on mail-in ballots in the midst of the Chinese coronavirus crisis. According to PILF, there are about 11,600 dead people on Virginia’s voter rolls — all of whom would receive mail-in ballots if an election were held by mail. These nearly 12,000 dead voters have corresponding published obituaries. Another 1,772 registered voters have commercial addresses listed as their primary residence and nearly 600 voters have been flagged as having duplicated registrations. On Wednesday, the court accepted PILF’s brief. As Breitbart News wrote this month, PILF research shows that 28.4 million mail-in ballots have gone missing in the last four election cycles dating back to 2012. In the 2016 and 2018 elections, a total of about 16.4 million mail-in ballots went missing. Currently, elected Democrats are lobbying for nationwide mail-in voting for the November presidential election — a move that would potentially deliver ballots to an estimated 24 million ineligible voters. The plan is being bankrolled by organizations funded by billionaire George Soros. The brief is related to an ongoing lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia. The case number is 6:20-cv-00024.

And the Dems continue to assert that there is never voter fraud, and want mass mail-in ballots for everyone…which, of course, is crazy.  It’s one thing to have mail-in ballots for primary elections or small local dog-catcher type issues.  But, a GENERAL national election where a President is decided, and control of the U.S. Senate is in the balance?  um…no.  Too many opportunity for voter fraud.  That is why we’re ALL for voter ID laws to protect against voter fraud.  Hopefully Virginia gets this fixed before the November election..

Federal Data: 16.4M Mail-In Ballots Went Missing in 2016, 2018 Elections

About 16.4 million mail-in ballots went missing in the 2016 and 2018 elections, data provided to Breitbart News reveals. The data from the U.S. Election Assistance Commission and the Election Administration and Voting Surveys for 2016 and 2018, provided by the Public Interest Legal Foundation (PILF), shows that between the 2016 and 2018 elections, roughly 16.4 million ballots mailed to registered voters went missing. In the 2018 election, about 42.4 million ballots were mailed to registered voters. Of those mailed, more than one million were undeliverable, more than 430,000 were rejected, and nearly 10.5 million went missing. The 2016 election showed similar discrepancies. That year, about 41.6 million ballots were mailed to registered voters. Of those mailed, more than 568,000 were undeliverable, nearly 320,000 were rejected, and close to six million went missing. “Putting the election in the hands of the United States Postal Service would be a catastrophe. In 2018 and 2016, there were 16 million missing and misdirected ballots,” PILF President J. Christian Adams said in a statement. He went on: ” These represent 16 million opportunities for someone to cheat. Absentee ballot fraud is the most common; the most expensive to investigate; and can never be reversed after an election. The status quo was already bad for mail balloting. The proposed emergency fix is worse.” Los Angeles County, California, for instance, had nearly 1.4 million mail-in ballots go missing in the 2018 election, while Maricopa County, Arizona saw 408,000 mail-in ballots go missing. Likewise, Orange County, California, had 374,000 mail-in ballots go missing in 2018 and King County, Washington, had 353,000 mail-in ballots go missing. San Diego County, Sacramento County, Riverside County, San Bernardino County, Alameda County, Santa Clara County — all located in California — saw a combined 1.6 million mail-in ballots go missing in the 2018 election. Left-wing organizations, funded by billionaire George Soros, are spearheading a nationwide effort to hold mail-in state primaries and nationwide mail-in voting for the 2020 presidential election. Research director of the Government Accountability Insititute Eric Eggers has said nationwide mail-in voting would potentially send ballots to an estimated 24 million ineligible voters — including two million dead voters and nearly three million voters who are registered to vote in more than one state.

Mail in voting is always an opportunity for fraud, and this data just confirms that.  It’s one thing to have mail-in ballots for a primary election.  But, for a general election, it’s something to avoid at all costs.  Voter ID is really the way to go where you have to show a valid driver’s license or some federal ID like a military ID, etc. when you show up to vote.  I mean, c’mon..  You have to show a valid ID to buy a firearm, or when you order a beer at a restaurant.  Surely, showing an ID when you go to vote shouldn’t be a problem to any clear-thinking voter.