By Tim Brown for The Washington Standard
“I consider it completely unimportant who in the party will vote, or how; but what is extraordinarily important is this — who will count the votes, and how.” – attributed to Joseph Stalin in The Memoirs of Stalin’s Former Secretary by Boris Bazhanov
We’ve known vote fraud has gone on for decades, but it’s interesting to see how people are admitting to it with little or no consequences. According to The New York Post, “A top Democratic operative says voter fraud, especially with mail-in ballots, is no myth. And he knows this because he’s been doing it, on a grand scale, for decades.”
But the political insider, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he fears prosecution, said fraud is more the rule than the exception. His dirty work has taken him through the weeds of municipal and federal elections in Paterson, Atlantic City, Camden, Newark, Hoboken and Hudson County and his fingerprints can be found in local legislative, mayoral and congressional races across the Garden State. Some of the biggest names and highest office holders in New Jersey have benefited from his tricks, according to campaign records The Post reviewed.
“An election that is swayed by 500 votes, 1,000 votes — it can make a difference,” the tipster said. “It could be enough to flip states.”
The whisteblower — whose identity, rap sheet and long history working as a consultant to various campaigns were confirmed by The Post — says he not only changed ballots himself over the years, but led teams of fraudsters and mentored at least 20 operatives in New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania — a critical 2020 swing state.
“There is no race in New Jersey — from city council to United States Senate — that we haven’t worked on,” the tipster said. “I worked on a fire commissioner’s race in Burlington County. The smaller the race, the easier it is to do.”
A Bernie Sanders die-hard with no horse in the presidential race, 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.
“This is a real thing,” he said. “And there is going to be a f–king war coming November 3rd over this stuff … If they knew how the sausage was made, they could fix it.”
The individual then explained how simple it was to do.
“I just put [the ballot] through the copy machine and it comes out the same way,” the insider said.
But the return envelopes are “more secure than the ballot. You could never recreate the envelope,” he said. So they had to be collected from real voters.
He would have his operatives fan out, going house to house, convincing voters to let them mail completed ballots on their behalf as a public service. The fraudster and his minions would then take the sealed envelopes home and hold them over boiling water.
“You have to steam it to loosen the glue,” said the insider.
He then would remove the real ballot, place the counterfeit ballot inside the signed certificate, and reseal the envelope.
“Five minutes per ballot tops,” said the insider.
The insider said he took care not to stuff the fake ballots into just a few public mailboxes, but sprinkle them around town. That way he avoided the attention that foiled a sloppy voter-fraud operation in a Paterson, NJ, city council race this year, where 900 ballots were found in just three mailboxes.
“If they had spread them in all different mailboxes, nothing would have happened,” the insider said.
Why the Democrats Love the Post Office
The operative also revealed that anti-Trump/Republican postal workers help facilitate the fraud. Sometimes, for instance, they’ll simply throw away ballots coming from GOP strongholds. In other cases, “mail carriers were members of his [the insider’s] ‘work crew,’ and would sift ballots from the mail and hand them over to the operative,” writes the Post.
Conning the Elderly
Another “gold mine” for votes is nursing homes. In some facilities “‘the nurse is actually a paid operative. And they go room by room by room to these old people who still want to feel like they’re relevant,’ said the whistleblower,’” the Post relates. “[They] literally fill it [the ballot] out for them.”
When You Can’t Fake the Ballot, Fake the Voter
Yet another trick is voter impersonation. Remember when United Nations observers monitored our 2012 election — for fear of “vote suppression” by Republicans — but instead registered shock at how many states require no voter identification?
This not-a-bug-but-a-feature defect allows fraudsters to vote under someone else’s name. “The best targets were registered voters who routinely skip presidential or municipal elections — information which is publicly available,” the Post tells us.
Actually, though, the best targets may be voters who’ve recently moved from their districts, who are great in number in inner cities. Note that their identities are often known by Democrat operatives called “apartment captains” or “block captains,” as I reported in 2005. This is one reason why inner cities are vote-fraud hotbeds.
Whomever is being impersonated, the con is the same. “You fill out these index cards with that person’s name and district and you go around the city and say, ‘You’re going to be him, you’re going to be him,’ the insider said of how he dispatched his teams of dirty-tricksters,” the Post also relates.
Note that after I left the Bronx, anyone who knew I’d departed could have voted in my name. All they had to do was show up, say “I’m Selwyn Duke” and sign my name.
The operative also related how he and his crew would bribe susceptible voters, such as vagrants — who come cheap.
Summing up, the Post writes that organizationally, “the tipster said, his voter-fraud schemes in the Garden State and elsewhere 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 actual candidate was usually kept in the dark deliberately so they could maintain ‘plausible deniability.’”
Yet in the end, it’s an old story: Democrats publicly deny that significant vote fraud exists, mocking and deriding those sounding the alarm. Privately, however, some will admit it’s a problem and even boast of their involvement. Examples are a Democrat New York City election commissioner who said, “I think there’s a lot of vote fraud,” and a Democrat operative who stated that they’d been committing it for “fifty years” and vowed, “We’re not going to stop now.”
We don’t have honest elections and we haven’t for some time. Sadly, too many times, no one engaged in these crimes is brought to justice and the person that wins office remains in that position.
Indeed, President Trump is right to be concerned about mail-in voting, but there must be justice in this matter.