Political insider explains voter fraud with mail-in ballots

  
Via:  Vic Eldred  •  2 months ago  •  34 comments

By:   nypost (New York Post)

Political insider explains voter fraud with mail-in ballots
“There is nothing new about these techniques,” said Hans von Spakovsky, a senior legal fellow at Heritage who manages their election law reform initiative. “Everything he’s talking about is perfectly possible.“

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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.

Mail-in ballots have become the latest flashpoint in the 2020 elections. While President Trump and the GOP warn of widespread manipulation of the absentee vote that will swell with COVID polling restrictions, many Democrats and their media allies have dismissed such concerns as unfounded.

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.”

Mail-in voting can be complicated — tough enough that  84,000 New Yorkers  had their mailed votes thrown out in the June 23 Democratic presidential primary for incorrectly filling them out.

But for political pros, they’re a piece of cake. In New Jersey, for example, it begins with a blank mail-in ballot delivered to a registered voter in a large envelope. Inside the packet is a return envelope, a “certificate of mail in voter” which the voter must sign, and the ballot itself.

That’s when the election-rigger springs into action.

Phony ballots 

The ballot has no specific security features — like a stamp or a watermark — so the insider said he would just make his own ballots.

“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.

Inside jobs

The tipster said sometimes postal employees are in on the scam.

“You have a postman who is a rabid anti-Trump guy and he’s working in Bedminster or some Republican stronghold … He can take those [filled-out] ballots, and knowing 95% are going to a Republican, he can just throw those in the garbage.”

In some cases, mail carriers were members of his “work crew,” and would sift ballots from the mail and hand them over to the operative.

In 2017, more than 500 mail-in ballots in New York City  never arrived  to the Board of Elections for races that November — leaving hundreds disenfranchised. They eventually were discovered in April 2018. “For some undetermined reason, some baskets of mail that were bound to the New York City Board of Elections were put off to the side at the Brooklyn processing facility,” city elections boss Michael Ryan said at the time of discovery.

Nursing homes 

Hitting up assisted-living facilities and “helping” the elderly fill out their absentee ballots was a gold mine of votes, the insider said.

“There are nursing homes where 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. “[They] literally fill it out for them.”

The insider pointed to former Jersey City Mayor Gerald McCann,  who was sued in 2007  after a razor-thin victory for a local school board seat for allegedly tricking “incompetent … and ill” residents of nursing homes into casting ballots for him. McCann denied it, though he did admit to assisting some nursing home residents with absentee ballot applications.

Voter impersonation 

When all else failed, the insider would send operatives to vote live in polling stations, particularly in states like New Jersey and New York that do not require voter ID. Pennsylvania, also  for the most part,  does not.

The best targets were registered voters who routinely skip presidential or municipal elections — information which is publicly available.

“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.

At the polling place, the fake voter would sign in, “get on line and … vote,” the insider said. The impostors would simply recreate the signature that already appears in the voter roll as best they could. In the rare instance that a real voter had already signed in and cast a ballot, the impersonator would just chalk it up to an innocent mistake and bolt.

Bribing voters 

The tipster said New Jersey homeless shelters offered a nearly inexhaustible pool of reliable — buyable — voters.

“They get to register where they live in and they go to the polls and vote,” he said, laughing at the roughly  $174 per vote  Mike Bloomberg spent to win his third mayoral term. He said he could have delivered the same result at a 70 percent discount — like when Frank “Pupie” Raia, a real estate developer and Hoboken nabob, was  convicted last year on federal charges  for paying low-income residents 50 bucks a pop to vote how he wanted during a 2013 municipal election.

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.”

With mail-in ballots, partisans from both parties hash out and count ballots at the local board of elections — debating which ballots make the cut and which need to be thrown out because of irregularities.

The insider said any ballots offered up by him or his operation would come with a bent corner along the voter certificate — which contains the voter signature — so Democratic Board of Election counters would know the fix was in and not to object.

“It doesn’t stay bent, but you can tell it’s been bent,” the tipster said. “Until the [certificate] is approved, the ballot doesn’t matter. They don’t get to see the ballot unless they approve the [certificate.]”

“I invented bending corners,” the insider boasted, saying once the fixed ballots were mixed in with the normal ones, the bed was made. “Once a ballot is opened, it’s an anonymous ballot.”  

While federal law warns of prison sentences of  up to five years,  busted voter frauds have seen far less punishment. While in  2018 a Texas woman  was sentenced to five years, an Arizona man busted for voting twice in the mail was given just  three years’ probation . A study by the conservative Heritage Foundation found  more than 1,000 instances  of documented voter fraud in the United States, almost all of which occurred over the last 20 years.

“There is nothing new about these techniques,” said Hans von Spakovsky, a senior legal fellow at Heritage who manages their election law reform initiative. “Everything he’s talking about is perfectly possible.“

The city Board of Elections declined to answer Post questions on ballot security.


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Vic Eldred
1  seeder  Vic Eldred    2 months ago

This will be the big hurdle for the 2020 election. The door to fraud is wide open.

This particular story was featured last night by Sean Hannity.


Trump & his supporters are off topic

 
 
 
Tessylo
1.1  Tessylo  replied to  Vic Eldred @1    2 months ago

"The door to fraud is wide open."  Not true.  

If it was featured on Hannity, we know it's not true.  

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
1.1.1  seeder  Vic Eldred  replied to  Tessylo @1.1    2 months ago
Not true.  

Read the article.

 
 
 
Tessylo
1.1.2  Tessylo  replied to  Vic Eldred @1.1.1    2 months ago

Still not true.  

 
 
 
JohnRussell
2  JohnRussell    2 months ago
But the political insider, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he fears prosecution, said fraud is more the rule than the exception.

The New York Post has descended to the point where it is no longer a legitimate newspaper but instead now an arm of right wing propaganda. 

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
2.1  seeder  Vic Eldred  replied to  JohnRussell @2    2 months ago

I don't know John, I'm still trying to figure out how the squad members got elected.

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
2.1.1  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  Vic Eldred @2.1    2 months ago

Vic,

It's really simple. They are the demographics of where they came from. 

 
 
 
JohnRussell
2.1.2  JohnRussell  replied to  Vic Eldred @2.1    2 months ago

If this guy actually took part in mail in vote fraud that changed elections he should step out if the shadows and give his name. He can make a plea deal with trump's DOJ  or he can have Trump pardon him preemptively.  Until that happens I dont believe a word of this article. I think it's made up. 

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
2.1.3  seeder  Vic Eldred  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @2.1.1    2 months ago
It's really simple.

It is not that simple. As I was trying to get at the other day, when I asked for moderate democrats to respond - I wanted to determine how many moderates (small d democrats) are voting in democratic primaries. Most of us don't bother with primaries, but radicals in the democratic party seem to have taken control of primaries, thus democrats end up with the choice of a radical progressive or crossing over party lines in the general election. Just my opinion, Perrie.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
2.1.4  seeder  Vic Eldred  replied to  JohnRussell @2.1.2    2 months ago

Suddenly you don't believe in unnamed sources, after you feasted on them for about 3 years!

 
 
 
JohnRussell
2.1.5  JohnRussell  replied to  Vic Eldred @2.1.3    2 months ago
"Until that happens I dont believe a word of this article. I think it's made up."

That sentence was deleted out of my comment. 

Vic, I gave you every chance , but you have gone too far. I'm not commenting on your articles any more. If I want to see this sort of censorship I will go back in time to  the 1930's Soviet Union or Germany. 

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
2.1.6  seeder  Vic Eldred  replied to  JohnRussell @2.1.5    2 months ago

Thanks for the opportunity. I'm sorry it didn't work out for you John. 

 
 
 
Split Personality
2.1.7  Split Personality  replied to  Vic Eldred @2.1.3    2 months ago
It is not that simple.

Sure it is, everything is not a conspiracy.

I wanted to determine how many moderates (small d democrats) are voting in democratic primaries.

Funny, I don't recall you asking that in a straightforward question.

Most of us don't bother with primaries,

Please, just speak for yourself...

but radicals in the democratic party seem to have taken control of primaries

More conspiracy nonsense?  This is why there was no point in responding to you.

thus democrats end up with the choice of a radical progressive or crossing over party lines in the general election. Just my opinion, Perrie.

To which you are entitled...

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
2.1.8  seeder  Vic Eldred  replied to  Split Personality @2.1.7    2 months ago
Funny, I don't recall you asking that in a straightforward question.

I never got to - I couldn't get a single moderate democrat to participate.


Please, just speak for yourself..

Are you saying that primary voting is equivalent to general election voting?  Please show us.


More conspiracy nonsense?  

I did say that it was an opinion I had formed.


BTW, What brought you here today, if you don't mind me asking?

 
 
 
Dulay
2.1.9  Dulay  replied to  JohnRussell @2.1.5    2 months ago

So much for impartial moderation in this group. 

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
2.1.10  seeder  Vic Eldred  replied to  Dulay @2.1.9    2 months ago

There was only one thing declared off topic and John went right there anyway, as he always does. BTW, one more comment on moderation and you'll get what I get when I question it!

 
 
 
Dulay
2.1.11  Dulay  replied to  Vic Eldred @2.1.10    2 months ago

Yet everyone can see that his comment was NOT off topic and shouldn't have been declared as such or removed. 

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Vic Eldred
2.1.12  seeder  Vic Eldred  replied to  Dulay @2.1.11    2 months ago
Yet everyone can see that his comment was NOT off topic and shouldn't have been declared as such or removed. 

Everyone can see he defied the clearly stated subject that was off topic. I would have removed his entire post. I'm not a democrat mayor - I'm not letting you or anyone else get away with anything!

 
 
 
Just Jim NC TttH
2.1.13  Just Jim NC TttH  replied to  Dulay @2.1.11    2 months ago
Yet everyone can see that his comment was NOT off topic and shouldn't have been declared as such or removed.

Not your call...............

 
 
 
Split Personality
2.1.14  Split Personality  replied to  Vic Eldred @2.1.8    2 months ago
I never got to - I couldn't get a single moderate democrat to participate.

That's because you explained your rather odd description of a moderate dem and told the membership here that none of them qualified.

Why talk to you if you are not listening?

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
2.1.15  seeder  Vic Eldred  replied to  Split Personality @2.1.14    2 months ago
That's because you explained your rather odd description of a moderate dem

Really?  What was the description I gave?


and told the membership here that none of them qualified.

It would seem that the vocal members we usually hear from tend to be on the fringes of the democratic party (I'm being so nice), but I am confident that there are moderate democrats who read NT seeds & articles. I really wanted to hear from them.

 
 
 
Dulay
2.1.16  Dulay  replied to  Vic Eldred @2.1.12    2 months ago
Everyone can see he defied the clearly stated subject that was off topic.

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Dulay
2.1.17  Dulay  replied to  Just Jim NC TttH @2.1.13    2 months ago
Not your call...............

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Just Jim NC TttH
2.1.18  Just Jim NC TttH  replied to  Dulay @2.1.17    2 months ago

How so? As stated, the whole comment could have gone bye bye. Oh, and BTFW I left  up what I left up for the example of what NOT to do.

Now please. Discuss the article or kindly piss off. 

Thank you.

 
 
 
Texan1211
2.1.19  Texan1211  replied to  Just Jim NC TttH @2.1.13    2 months ago

logic and reason is totally lost, no sense trying to pound it into someone who isn't familiar with it 

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
2.2  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  JohnRussell @2    2 months ago

John,

It has always been that way. People who don't want to read that, read the Daily News. 

 
 
 
JohnRussell
2.2.1  JohnRussell  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @2.2    2 months ago

I dont look at  it that much, but from what Ive seen in the past year or two it seems to be getting worse. 

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
2.2.2  seeder  Vic Eldred  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @2.2    2 months ago
People who don't want to read that, read the Daily News. 

Or the New York Times, Washington Post or National Enquirer.

 
 
 
Just Jim NC TttH
2.2.3  Just Jim NC TttH  replied to  JohnRussell @2.2.1    2 months ago

A lot less right than a lot of the left sources hereabouts are left.

https://mediabiasfactcheck.com/new-york-post/

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
2.2.4  seeder  Vic Eldred  replied to  Just Jim NC TttH @2.2.3    2 months ago

Right-Center isn't bad at all. Right about where the country is!

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
2.2.5  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  Vic Eldred @2.2.2    2 months ago

Vic,

People don't read the National Enquirer for news. They read it for entertainment.

In NY, the average commuter reads either the Post or the News. Long Islanders read Newsday. People in who work Wall St or similar industries read either the NYT or The Wall Street Journal. 

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
2.2.6  seeder  Vic Eldred  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @2.2.5    2 months ago
People don't read the National Enquirer for news. They read it for entertainment.

Perrie, you know what I was implying there - that those I mentioned are now in the same category. I get the Times daily briefing and I cant get through one paragraph without noting the slanted bias.

In NY, the average commuter reads either the Post or the News. Long Islanders read Newsday. People in who work Wall St or similar industries read either the NYT or The Wall Street Journal. 

Thank you for that, but it is similar to most places. Average working people read the tabloids, while the more affluent get to read the long form news. I'm glad you finally mentioned a respectable Newspaper - the WSJ.

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
2.2.7  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  Vic Eldred @2.2.6    2 months ago
Perrie, you know what I was implying there - that those I mentioned are now in the same category. I get the Times daily briefing and I cant get through one paragraph without noting the slanted bias.

Actually I didn't and now that I know, I have to say I totally disagree with you. The Post and The Daily News are considered the counterparts of each other. The NYT and the WaPo is a lot like Washington Examiner. None of these papers are tabloids. 

Thank you for that, but it is similar to most places. Average working people read the tabloids, while the more affluent get to read the long form news. I'm glad you finally mentioned a respectable Newspaper - the WSJ.

The WSJ is a fine paper. So is Newsday. It's the paper of Long Island. 

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
2.2.8  seeder  Vic Eldred  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @2.2.7    2 months ago
The NYT and the WaPo is a lot like Washington Examiner. None of these papers are tabloids. 

Of course not. The Times and Post are standard long form newspapers. My point is they no longer provide objective news. The Times has even admitted it.


The WSJ is a fine paper. 

The best. I'm a long time subscriber.


So is Newsday. It's the paper of Long Island. 

Now that's interesting - kind of like the Boston Herald was for where I grew up.

 
 
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