(ConservativeUnit.com)- As Democrats attempt to portray mail-in voting as safe, new undercover footage released by Project Veritas shows a ballot harvesting scheme taking place in Minnesota by a group working to re-elect Rep. Ilhan Omar.
Project Veritas, an undercover research group that has hit headlines in recent years by exposing anti-conservative bias in Big Tech, released undercover footage showing Liban Mohamed, a pro-Omar activist, admitting to harvesting ballots from elderly people. Speaking in Somali and English, he describes exactly how he spends his time collecting ballots and using them to vote for Ilhan Omar.
Omar Jamal, the chair of the Somali Watchdog Group, explained how Mohamed and other activists are paid to collect the mail-in ballots from the immigrant community and elderly voters, presumably because they are more likely to hand them over.
“It’s an open secret,” Jamal said about ballot harvesting in Ilhan Omar’s district. “She will do anything she can do to get elected and she has hundreds of people on the streets doing that.”
Several people who appear in the video claim that people were given money in exchange for voting.
“Numbers don’t lie. Numbers don’t lie. You can see my car is full. All these here are absentees’ ballots. Can’t you see? Look at these, my car is full. All these are for Jamal Osman…We got 300 today for Jamal Osman only,” Liban Mohamed can be heard saying in a series of video he even published on Snapchat on July 1 and July 2 of this year.
James O’Keefe, the CEO of Project Veritas, said that “ballot harvesting is real and it has become a big business.”
“Our investigation into this ballot harvesting ring demonstrates clearly how these unscrupulous operators exploit the elderly and immigrant communities-and have turned the scared ballot box into a commodities trading desk,” he added.
President Donald Trump even responded to the news, which is notable given that he has been warning Democrats for months about the dangers of mass mail-in voting.
“This is totally illegal,” Trump said on Monday. “Hope that the U.S. Attorney in Minnesota has this, and other of her many misdeeds, under serious review??? If not, why not???”
This is totally illegal. Hope that the U.S. Attorney in Minnesota has this, and other of her many misdeeds, under serious review??? If not, why not??? We will win Minnesota because of her, and law enforcement. Saved Minneapolis & Iron O Range! https://t.co/yete31P680
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 28, 2020
“We will win Minnesota because of her, and law enforcement,” he added.
Investigations are also currently underway in Pennsylvania after nine military absentee ballots cast for President Donald Trump were found discarded in the trash.