The 17-minute video released by the conservative investigative undercover news organization includes testimonials from whistleblowers and Minneapolis Somali community residents, who detail how Omar’s campaign illegally collected unfilled, and in some cases unopened 2020 election mail-in ballots from elderly Somali immigrants.
In some cases, Omar, and/or Osman’s henchmen paid cash in exchange for the ballot, and their silence, and at other times they obtained the ballots through coercion.
Project Veritas founder James O’Keefe described the investigation as “fraud on videotape” and a “crime on camera.”
— James O'Keefe (@JamesOKeefeIII) September 28, 2020
Ilhan Omar Ballot Harvesting Scheme Just The Tip Of Her Criminality.
Testimonials from several individuals implicated Omar, the country’s first Somali-immigrant congresswoman, and who already has multiple FEC, and FBI investigations looking into her past criminality.
Minneapolis community leader, Omar Jamal, said it was an “open secret” that Omar runs a cash-for-ballots operation in her congressional district, which includes Minneapolis.
“She [Ilhan Omar] will do anything that she can do to get elected, and she has hundreds of people on the streets doing that,” Jamal told Project Veritas.
One man involved in the operation who spoke with the news organization said that “people who work with Ilhan Omar” fill out ballots for Somali immigrants, and then tell them that “this year you’re going to vote for” the congresswoman.
The expose also includes Snapchat footage of alleged vote harvester Liban Mohamed, who brags on camera about the piles of ballots piled up on the dashboard of his car.
“Money is the king in this world … and a campaign is driven by money,” he is heard saying. In the clip, he says the ballots are for his brother, Minneapolis city council member Jamal Osman, but the election for the city council position was held on the same day as the primary for Omar’s MN-05 congressional seat.
O’Keefe said these activities violate Minnesota law, which prohibits a “designated agent” from collecting more than three absentee votes.
“Ballot harvesting is real, and it has become a big business. Our investigation into this ballot-harvesting ring demonstrates clearly how these unscrupulous operators exploit the elderly and immigrant communities – and have turned the sacred ballot box into a commodities-trading desk,”
Trump appeared to agreed with his assessment and fired off a tweet calling for an inquiry into the matter.
“This is totally illegal. Hope that the U.S. Attorney in Minnesota has this, and other of her many misdeeds, under serious review??? If not, why not??? We will win Minnesota because of her, and law enforcement,”
This is totally illegal. Hope that the U.S. Attorney in Minnesota has this, and other of her many misdeeds, under serious review??? If not, why not??? We will win Minnesota because of her, and law enforcement. Saved Minneapolis & Iron O Range! https://t.co/yete31P680
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 28, 2020
Ballot harvesting or ballot collecting is the practice of third-parties collecting mail-in votes and delivering them to election officials.
It is legal in many states to help physically impaired voters cast their ballots. However, it has sparked a series of legal challenges in Minnesota.
Earlier this month, the state’s Supreme Court ruled that:
“Minnesotans can still only help deliver and return up to three other voters’ absentee ballots under special circumstances,” local media reported.
Watch Project Vertas Explosive Video Exposing Democrat Squad Member, Ilhan Omar, and Minneapolis city council member Jamal Osman Election Fraud
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