An indictment unsealed in Los Angeles charged nine people accused of participating in voting fraud schemes — in which homeless people were allegedly offered cash or cigarettes in exchange for forged signatures on initiative petitions and voter registration forms. (…)
Prosecutors have accused the group of 14 felonies for a variety of alleged acts during the 2016 and 2018 election cycles, including charges of circulating an initiative with forged or fictitious names, signing fictitious names, registering fictitious persons, and making payment for signatures, according to the indictment.
That this was only just reported a year ago indicates that it has probably been going on for years, if not decades. And, since a significant portion of on-the-street homeless are addicted to some substance or another, this was a black market waiting to happen.
California, thy name is voter fraud, judicial nullification and shady transactions, high and low.
During the period when I was without a vehicle – 2014 to 2017 – I was regularly approached by persons with initiative petitions at bus/train stops, sans offers of money or smokes.
At first, I’d tell them “no, thanks.” But it got interesting when I began asking the petitioner about the issue he/she was hawking. Most could tell me nothing about the issue for which my signature was needed and moved away from me quickly — after all, the pickings were fat and, mostly, less annoying than yours truly.
One petitioner was honest enough to say that he knew nothing about the issue at hand and was just doing his job. I almost signed because of that.
Paid signature gathering companies, that can charge $2 or more per signature depending on the political campaign, said they often contract with multiple companies, that in turn hire or contract with temporary workers to circulate the petitions.
They said a small percentage of signatures submitted later turn out to be false or forged but it was nearly impossible to identify those responsible.
It’s a safe bet that there’s a similar and much more lucrative pay-for-signature/registration black market among Spanish-speaking and other illegal alien enclaves and that the market is anticipating expansion.
Is the picture becoming clearer as to why the Democrat Party wants to keep our borders non-existent?
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