Project Veritas on Tuesday released a hidden video showing a vote harvester paying a voter in Minneapolis to complete a voter registration form for an absentee ballot.
Democrat Rep. Ilhan Omar is allegedly the mastermind of the massive voter fraud scheme in Minneapolis, according to Somali sources in part two of Project Veritas’ explosive expose.
According to one Somali source, the aggressive vote-buying operation in Minneapolis (as exposed by Project Veritas on Monday), was Omar’s idea, and is a fairly new development in Democratic Farm-Labor (DFL) election shenanigans.
“She’s [Ilhan Omar] the one who came up with all this [pay-for-vote],” the source said, adding, “she’s [Ilhan Omar] the one, somehow. Nobody knew, but, yeah, this is something like new with Ilhan [Omar].”
According to a former campaign worker, Omar’s employees are also involved in counting the votes.
Omar’s hand in the massive fraud is apparently an open secret in the Somali community.
“Nobody would say that Ilhan Omar isn’t part of this,” said Omar Jamal, the Chairman of the Somali Watchdog group. “Unless you’re from a different planet, but if you live in this universe, I think everybody knows it.”
Jamal said in part one of the Project Veritas series, that senior Ilhan Omar staffer Ali Isse Gainey is at the center of the vote-buying scheme.
Monday’s Project Veritas report implicated Ilhan Omar staffer Ali Gainey Isse and other Ilhan Omar operatives in conduct related to voter fraud, ballot harvesting, harvesting ballots from seniors and bribery, that is, exchanging ballots for cash and paying precinct managers and election judges.
He added: “The techniques that he [Ali Isse] uses to exchange money for vote — that’s not a secret. It’s, it’s open, and everybody knows about it,” he said. “$200, $300 per ballot received!”
In the latest Veritas video, the vote harvester explains to a voter how to fill out the registration form, and then gives him $200 in “pocket money” before they seal the deal. The voter promised to give the vote harvester the completed form later that night.
“When I fill it out, I’ll bring it to you,” the voter says.
Somali whistleblower Omar Jamal said Ilhan Omar’s operatives go into the voting booth pretending to help the voter, but instead the operatives do the actual voting themselves.
A Minneapolis ballot harvester corroborated Omar’s claims on hidden camera. “They [Omar’s operatives] actually are the ones who vote, people don’t usually — they do the voting,” he said.
Rep. Omar’s opponent the Aug. 11 Democrat Primary, Antone Meton-Meaux, reportedly also paid for votes, but was double-crossed by Omar loyalists.
“The black guy [Meton-Meaux] has most of the money, but we took the money from him and we voted for Ilhan,” said Osman Ali Dahquane, a Minneapolis taxi driver involved in local vote buying schemes.
“They [Ilhan Omar operatives] spent a lot of money. I was given money so I could vote. I was given money so I could vote–$800,” he said.
When asked if Ilhan Omar paid for votes, Dahquane said, “Yes, but she paid the wrong guys.”
Dahquane said he had no fear of being held accountable for his illegal actions because no one yet has been arrested or held accountable for the widespread fraud.
He noted, however, that the good times cannot go on forever, and vote harvesters could be in big trouble if the law ever catches up with them.
“We don’t mind illegal,” Dahquane said, “If this continues this direction, many people will go to prison, or no one will vote in the city of Minneapolis. It is very, very corrupt. We are in trouble if they come after us. We are in big trouble if they come after us.”
Ballot harvester connects to Al-Qaeda affiliate Al-Shabaab
Dahquane casually mentioned on tape that he had to pay off Al-Shabaab, an Al-Qaeda affiliate in East Africa, to open a business back home in Mogadishu.
“I sent it from my account. I sent Mogadishu $2,000 last night. Here is the receipt,” Dahaquane said. “I’m requesting a license to be issued at the Ministry of Interior. It’s very expensive. It cost me $2,000,” he said. “Still, I still have to pay Al-Shabaab to leave me alone–Al-Shabaab, they are demanding $1,000.”
Dahquane also claimed that corrupt election judges are complicit in the ballot harvesting operations.
Journalist: “Are the election judges themselves paid off?
As Project Veritas points out, vote harvesting violates both state and federal election laws.
Jered Ede, the chief legal officer for Project Veritas, said Mohamed and his confederates
may have violated both state and federal election laws, some carrying a maximum penalty of five years imprisonment as well as felony mail theft and bribery laws.
“The federal laws, 18 USC §597 and 52 U.S.C. §10307(c), are quite clear,” he said. “In the case of 18 USC §597, it is punishable by up to two years in prison and in the case of 52 USC §10307 it’s punishable by up to $10,000 in fines and up to five years in prison.”
The Minnesota statute, 211B.13(1) prohibits paying a person or receiving money to register to vote or to vote, he said. “This is a state felony punishable by more than one-year imprisonment.”
Beyond paying voters, there are also state and federal laws regarding intimidation of voters, he said.
“The federal laws 52 USC §20511, 18 USC §594 and 52 USC §10307(b) and the Minnesota statue 211B.07 law prohibit anyone from using undue influence threats intimidation or fraud to influence a person’s vote or to influence them to vote at all,” he said.
It’s also a violation of federal law for anyone who votes for others illegally:
“The punishment under 52 USC §10307(e) also goes up to five years’ incarceration and
a $10,000 fine,” he said.
“In addition to those statutes, Minnesota has another statute, 211B.11(3), which makes it a misdemeanor to induce or persuade a voter to vote for or against a candidate, while transporting the voter to the polls,” he said.
A former campaign worker told a Project Veritas journalist that Omar’s employees also count votes and become precinct managers too.
Journalist: So, the people that work for [Ilhan Omar] are actually counting the ballots,
counting the vote?
Former Campaign Worker: And they become a manager, in the precinct too.
Journalist: And manage the precinct.
Former Campaign Worker: Yes. Progressives yes.
Journalist: So, they do all of it?
Former Campaign Worker: They do all of it. They do it all. They do all of it.
Jamal told Project Veritas that Americans must fix the rampant voter corruption before it is too late. “If the American people don’t pay attention to what’s happening, it is going to soon – the country will collapse,” he said. “The regulations, if you ignore that and you let corruption and fraud become a daily business then tough luck, the country will not exist as they know it.”