Tag: ballot harvesting

Americans Seeking Fair Elections are Trapped in a Catch-22

Commentary A “Catch-22” is commonly regarded as an impossible situation in which you can’t achieve one thing until you achieve a second thing. But, you can’t achieve the second thing until you have achieved the first. It’s a dilemma made worse by conflicting interests. The term comes from Joseph Heller’s 1961 novel “Catch-22.” The story…


Majority of American Voters Rightly Concerned About Vote Fraud

Commentary Watching the news, you’d be led to believe that vote fraud doesn’t exist in the United States. Since the election on Nov. 8, news article after news article has simply dismissed any claims of vote fraud as “baseless” (New York Times and CNN) and “without evidence” (NPR, New York Times, and Washington Post). Republican gubernatorial candidate Kari…


In Change of Strategy, GOP Organizers Embrace Legal Ballot Harvesting Following Midterms

Prominent Republican organizers are endorsing legal ballot harvesting and otherwise taking advantage of looser election laws after conceding that shunning such tactics puts the party at a disadvantage. Republicans have been reexamining their strategies after the widely expected “red wave” largely didn’t materialize during the midterm elections, save some exceptions. Some have blamed Republicans’ reluctance…


7 Elections Reversed After Ballot Harvesting Scandals

This is an adapted excerpt from Fred Lucas’ new book “The Myth of Voter Suppression: The Left’s Assault on Clean Elections,” now out from Bombardier Books. The paid operatives are sometimes called “ballot brokers.” In Florida, they were known as “boleteros,” and in Texas they were called “politiqueras.” Both of these states passed laws to…


Florida Agency Reviewing Ballot Harvesting Complaint Referred by Election Investigation Office

Florida Department of Law Enforcement is reviewing a complaint about ballot harvesting that happened in Fort Myers, the agency told The Epoch Times. The complaint (pdf) claimed Terolyn Watson, Fort Myers Democrat City Councilwoman for Ward 3, has been going through neighborhoods on a golf cart, asking residents to call the supervisor of elections office to request…


Florida Officials Looking Into Allegations of Widespread Ballot Harvesting Operation

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement is considering investigating an alleged long-running and widespread ballot harvesting operation among black communities in the central part of state. Law enforcement officials are considering probing the matter on the recommendation of Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ new election crimes unit, the Office of Election Crimes and Security (OECS), officials confirmed. DeSantis’…


Former Arizona Mayor Sentenced To Jail Over 2020 Ballot Harvesting Scheme | Facts Matter

Guillermina Fuentes, former Democratic mayor of San Luis, Arizona, was sentenced to jail for her role in a 2020 ballot harvesting scheme. According to a report written by the state attorney general’s office, an investigation was opened into Fuentes after Gary Garcia Snyder, a Republican running for city council at the time, recorded a video…


[Premiering 10/21 at 4PM ET] Why Jewish Rabbis Are Mostly Conservative, While Many Young Jews Are Progressive | Facts Matter

In a quick bite episode, we sat down with Rabbi Yaakov Menken—director of the Coalition for Jewish Values—to discuss anti-Semitism, as well as why exactly young Jews tend to vote progressive, despite most Jewish congregations being typically more conservative. This video is brought to you by Sekur: https://ept.ms/3yW0Wul Stay tuned for our newsletter so you won’t…


Bodycam Footage Shows Texas Man Admitting to Brazen Cash-for-Ballots Scheme

The race for county judge in the second biggest county in Texas was rocked last month when allegations of past fraudulent ballot harvesting surfaced against Democrat nominee Deborah Peoples. Footage from a bodycam worn by a Fort Worth police officer shows a man telling a policeman that Peoples allegedly paid him $200 cash for every…


Investigation Reveals Operations of ‘Powerful’ Yuma County Democrat Who Admitted to Ballot Harvesting

An undercover video at the polls helped investigators disrupt a local ballot harvesting operation run by a Democratic operative in Arizona, in a scheme that prosecutors have described as a “modern day political machine seeking to influence the outcome” of a 2020 municipal election. Guillermina Fuentes, a former mayor of San Luis, and her associate…