Claims of voter fraud has been a part of lives since Hillary Clinton claimed that Donald Trump cheated and was an illegitimate president. She never changed her story – even after proof came out that the fraud came under her approval. No one mentions Hillary’s fraud because they are so busy condemning Trump for his claims of election fraud in the 2020 presidential election.
At first, Democrats claimed that there was no fraud and then changed their claim to not enough fraud to change the election. Some people claim that there was enough fraud to change the election. Dinesh D’souza is one of them, and he made a political documentary titled “2000 Mules” to share some of the data. The video shows a network of unnamed “mules” dropping off multiple ballots in the 2020 presidential election. D’souza is not the only person claiming to have evidence of fraud in 2020.
The Heritage Foundation has kept an election fraud database for a number of years documenting “the latest cases of impersonation, registration fraud, absentee ballot fraud, bribery, and illegal vote trafficking.” The database shows that there is a variety of ways to submit fraudulent ballots or to steal elections. The database does not contain every election fraud case but presents only “a sampling of recent, proven instances of election fraud from across the country.” Katie Samalis-Aldrich and Hans von Spakovsky share a number of the cases in their article titled “Latest Election Fraud Cases Underscore Importance of Election Integrity.” Here are just a few of the cases that they noted.
Kimberly McPherson, a member of the Troy, New York, City Council, pleaded guilty to one count of identity theft for casting absentee ballots in the names of two other people in the 2021 City Council election. In seeking reelection, McPherson cast at least one absentee ballot on behalf of another during the primary election and cast absentee ballots for at least two people other than herself during the general election. As part of her plea agreement, McPherson agreed to resign from the City Council. She faces up to five years in prison and fines of up to $250,000 when she is sentenced. Unfortunately, this type of misbehavior is not new in Troy. In 2014, four residents of the city, including another member of the City Council and the city clerk, were convicted of forging the signatures of voters and submitting fraudulent absentee ballots. At the time, one of the defendants, Anthony DeFiglio, a local committeeman, said such absentee ballot fraud was “a normal political tactic” in local elections.
Former Democrat U.S. Rep. Michael “Ozzie” Myers was charged with over 13 felonies for orchestrating a scheme to stuff ballot boxes in Philadelphia for Democrat candidates he either favored or represented as a political consultant in local, state, and federal elections. This is not Myers’ first scandal either. He was ousted from Congress in 1980 after he was convicted of bribery as part of the Abscam sting. In his latest act of lawlessness, Myers bribed Domenick Demuro and Marie Beren, who managed several polling places in the city as “judges of elections,” to add bogus votes for his favored candidates. This ballot box stuffing occurred in multiple elections between 2014 and 2018. Myers pleaded guilty to depriving persons of civil rights, bribery, falsification of voting records, and conspiring to illegally vote in a federal election. He faces up to 60 years in prison and over $1 million in possible fines when he is sentenced in September.
Beren, one of the election officials bribed by Myers to stuff ballot boxes with bogus votes, pleaded guilty to depriving persons of civil rights, bribery, falsification of voting records, and conspiring to illegally vote in a federal election. She will be sentenced in August. The other Philadelphia election official, Demuro, already pleaded guilty in 2021 to the same charges.
Judge Michelle Williams Court overturned the result of the June 2021 Compton, California, run-off election for a City Council seat after she found that four votes had been cast by voters who had fraudulently registered and did not actually live in the district for that seat. The run-off election between incumbent Isaac Galvan and Andre Spicer had been decided by one vote, and Galvan was initially declared the winner. The judge threw out the four fraudulent votes and declared Spicer the official winner of the election. Five people, including Galvan, were arrested and charged with conspiracy to commit election fraud. All of them subsequently pleaded guilty or no contest to the charges.
These are just three of the election fraud cases recently added to the database at The Heritage Foundation, which “now contains 1,365 proven instances of election fraud.” These are cases where the perpetrators were caught, indicted, and sentenced. They are proven to be true. Therefore, no one can honestly say that there is no election fraud. This means that there are weaknesses in our election system. There needs to be election reform that requires voters rolls to be kept current, voter identification, and secure handling of ballots.