In the wake of the 2018 midterm elections, there was a good deal of focused outrage on the Democrats’ attempt to steal statewide elections in Florida, specifically in the close Senate race between Republican Rick Scott and Democrat Bill Nelson. With the infamous Broward County as ground-zero, the county’s elections “supervisor” (read: fixer) Brenda Snipes attempted to round up enough fraudulent votes after election day to drag Nelson over the finish line.
But while Broward County Democrats’ schemes were exposed and ultimately halted before they could steal Scott’s rightfully-won Senate seat, the real outrage few are talking about is the so-called “ballot harvesting” that took place in California to flip several House seats from red to blue and further expand Democrats’ newly-won House majority.
Scott Morefield explains this new “innovation”:
“In 2016, California took yet another significant step in its decades-long quest to become the world’s largest banana republic when then-Governor Jerry Brown signed AB 1921, a then-barely-noticed revision to the state’s vote-by-mail procedures.
The change was a small but significant one. California, in its infinite wisdom, decided to make the practice of “ballot harvesting” legal. Thus, instead of only relatives or those living in the same household being allowed to legally collect and turn in absentee ballots for voters – as was previously the law – any “third party” can do it, including activist groups, Democratic operatives, or street-corner panhandlers.”
You can probably already see where this is going.
“Figuring out new and creative ways to steal elections being their specialty and all, Democrats knew what they were doing, and even a few conservatives saw this bill’s consequences coming from a mile away.
“AB 1921 would allow anybody to walk into an elections office and hand over truckloads of vote by mail envelopes with ballots inside, no questions asked, no verified records kept,” a group opposed to the bill wrote before its passage. “It amounts to an open invitation to large-scale vote buying, voter coercion, ‘granny farming,’ and automated forgery. AB 1921 solves no problem that a simple stamp can’t solve.”
The results were predictable:
“And so, as the polls closed on election day, no less than six California Republican House candidates – including Representatives Dana Rohrabacher, Steve Knight, and Mimi Walters – were ahead in their respective races, some comfortably enough to declare victory and move on with plans for the next Congressional term. However, as absentee and provisional ballot results rolled in over the next few days and weeks, the vast majority of which predictably favored Democrats, their Democratic opponents managed to ‘find’ enough votes to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat.
In Orange County alone, 250,000 such ballots were collected, resulting in a total Democratic sweep, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.”
Even the San Francisco Chronicle basically admits ballot harvesting is nothing more than a way for Democrats to steal elections:
“We beat Republicans on the ground, fair and square,” said Katie Merrill, a Democratic consultant deeply involved in November campaigns. “Many of the field plans included (ballot harvesting) as an option to deliver voters or their ballots” to the polls.
Those efforts involved identifying voters who might support Democratic candidates and ignoring those who wouldn’t.
In one Orange County household, for example, both the husband and wife were longtime Republicans, said Dale Neugebauer, a veteran Republican consultant. Democratic volunteers came by the house four times, each time asking to speak only with their 18-year-old daughter, a no-party-preference voter, and asking if she wanted them to pick up her signed and completed ballot.
That’s a perfect example of the “thorough and disciplined” ground game the Democrats used, said Merrill.
“We were not wasting time talking to people who weren’t going to vote for Democrats,” she said.
So Democrats identify likely Democrat voters, hand them absentee voting ballots, and then return the completed ballot to be counted.
It’s a way for Democrats to basically vote on your behalf for you–all you have to do is fill out the ballot and they’ll do the rest.
Even Paul Ryan knows ballot harvesting is corrupt as hell:
“California just defies logic to me,” Ryan told attendees at a Washington Post live event. “We were only down 26 seats the night of the election, and three weeks later, we lost basically every California contested race. This election system they have — I can’t begin to understand what ‘ballot harvesting’ is.”
Of course, it’s not like he’d ever do anything about it.
The potential for vote fraud and manipulation is incredible:
“Imagine the ramifications, or the ‘possibilities’ if you’re a Dem. What happens if, for example, Lulu’s next house visit has a “Make America Great Again” flag planted in the front yard? Could Lulu go there, pretend to be a Republican, then toss the completed ballot in the trash on the way to Ben & Jerry’s? Of course she could, and the likelihood of getting caught would be next to zero. Could she then go to someone’s home who had no intention of voting, then ‘convince’ them to vote Democrat and give their ballot to her or else their next social security check won’t be coming? Again, yes she could.
Or maybe a union boss asks the folks under his charge to become permanent “vote-by-mail” voters so, you know, he can keep them ‘informed’ on the issues. Or maybe a partisan nursing home administrator ‘helpfully’ collects the ballots of her residents only to shred those from all the guys wearing the Vietnam Veteran hats.”
As if immigration (both legal and illegal) hasn’t already turned California into a one-party state, Democrats have found yet another unscrupulous (to put it lightly) way to make the state even bluer.
If you’re wondering how they live with themselves, me too. I ask myself this on an almost daily basis.
That’s Democrats for ‘ya, I guess.