Trump: Minnesota Should Investigate ‘Totally Illegal’ Ballot Harvesting Scheme

President Trump has called for an investigation into U.S. Representative Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) for alleged “ballot harvesting” in Minnesota.

Project Veritas, an investigative reporting group that uses undercover journalists, released a report on Sunday night exposing an alleged ballot harvesting racket in Minneapolis.

“This is totally illegal,” the president tweeted Monday, sharing a Breitbart News story highlighting the investigation. “Hope that the U.S. Attorney in Minnesota has this, and other of her many misdeeds, under serious review??? If not, why not???”

The U.S. attorney for Minnesota is Erica MacDonald, nominated by President Trump on April 10, 2018. 

In the Project Veritas report, a man connected to Omar’s campaign, identified as Libon Mohamed, was caught on Instagram bragging about the large stack of ballots he had collected. The operative claimed he was being paid for the ballot collecting. He said he had “300 ballots for Jamal Osman,” a member of the Minneapolis City Council. 

“Numbers do not lie. Numbers do not lie. . . . You can see my car is full. All these here are absentee ballots. Can’t you see? Look at all these; my car is full,” Mohamed can be heard saying in the video.

James O’Keefe, the founder and CEO of Project Veritas, also reveals organizers in three locations in Ward 6 of Minneapolis work to acquire ballots from senior citizens and others and submit them in an election, Breitbart reported. 

About Catherine Smith

Catherine Smith is a newcomer to Washington D.C. She met, and married an American journalist and moved to D.C from the U.K. She graduated with a B.A in Graphic, Media and Communications and worked in design and retail in the U.K.

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