Minneapolis police announced Monday night that they are investigating reports of vote-rigging after video emerged showing alleged supporters of Congresswoman Ilhan Omar collecting absentee ballots.
James O’Keefe of Project Veritas claimed that Omar’s supporters illegally harvested ballots.
According to O’Keefe, a Minneapolis citizen, Liban Mohamed, he illegally collected about 300 ballots from primarily Somali immigrants to help his brother, City Councilman Jamal Osman.
Mohamed again accused O’Keefe on Twitter of ‘fake news’.
Omar Jamal, a Somali political associate, told Veritas that he believes pollsters in the community are employed and benefit from older members of the community.
He said Omar is linked to the alleged election fraud.
However, neither he nor the videos provide any direct evidence of any connection to Omar, who is also of Somali descent.
Jeremy Slevin, senior communications director for Omar, said: ̵
‘And reinforcing a coordinated right-wing campaign to delegitimize a free and fair election this autumn is undermining our democracy.’
Supporters of Ilhan Omar, a Minnesota Democrat, are accused of election fraud
Minneapolis police confirmed Monday night that they were investigating the allegations
‘Vote with vote’ allows a third party to collect and deliver votes to voters.
Although widely practiced and rarely found abused, the rule that allows a third party to collect and return multiple votes remains a source of biased controversy.
More than half of states allow a third party to collect ballot papers, and political groups and campaigns from both parties have run ballot programs aimed at increasing turnout and ensuring that voters who are elderly, domiciled, disabled or living far from US Postal Services may have their ballot returned.
In Minnesota, the law states that a third party cannot return more than three ballots.
‘MPD is aware of the accusations of voting,’ police tweeted.
‘We are in the process of examining the validity of these statements. There is no further information at this time about this. ‘
President Trump took to Twitter just after midnight Monday, demanding that the Justice Department investigate Omar for alleged ‘voting ballots’.
‘This is completely illegal,’ the president tweeted in the early hours of Monday morning.
‘Hope the American lawyer in Minnesota has this, and others of her many misdeeds, under serious scrutiny ???
‘If not, why not ??? ‘We win Minnesota because of her and law enforcement.
“Save Minneapolis & Iron O Range!”
‘This is completely illegal,’ the president tweeted on Monday. ‘Hope the American lawyer in Minnesota has this, and others of her many misdeeds, under serious scrutiny ??? If not, why not ??? ‘
Omar responded with a meme showing that a Deal or No Deal box was opened to reveal the sum of $ 750 – the amount of federal income tax Trump is reported to have paid in the first year of his presidency.
Omar is one of four Democratic congresswomen known collectively as ‘The Squad’, who has often been targeted at criticism by the president and his supporters.
The others are House Representatives Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York; Rashida Tlaib of Michigan; and Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts.
Last week, Trump again went after Omar at an election rally in Pennsylvania, suggesting the United States is not her country.
‘She tells us how we govern our country. How did you cope with where you came from? ‘Trump said about the Somali-born Democrat who is a US citizen.
‘How was your country doing?’ added the president.
Omar retaliated against Trump’s comments, even calling his collections ‘cult-like.’
‘First of all, this is my country and I’m a Member of Parliament who accused you,’ the Minnesota lawmaker tweeted.
‘Secondly, I fled civil war when I was 8. An 8-year-old does not lead a country even if you run our country as one.’
Minnesota is considered an important swing state in the upcoming presidential election.
According to the latest polls conducted by news site FiveThirtyEight, Trump’s Democratic opponent Joe Biden has a six-point lead in the state.
The president responded Monday to a demand from James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas that supporters of Omar in Minneapolis were illegally involved in ‘vote voting’
O’Keefe’s Project Veritas released a video claiming that Liban Mohamed, brother of Minneapolis City Councilor Jamal Osman, illegally cast about 300 votes in the recent election
Project Veritas said it obtained Snapchat videos from early July posted by Mohamed, brother of Minneapolis City Councilman Jamal Osman.
Mohamed says in the video that he collected 300 absentee ballots in a single day for his brother’s special election race in Minneapolis’ Sixth Chamber, which was held on August 11 – the same day as the state primary election.
Mohamed is also heard in the video saying: ‘money is everything, money is the king of this world. If you do not have money, do not stay here period. ‘
Republicans say it could be evidence of a cash-to-vote system, although there is no direct evidence in the videos that money is being exchanged for voting.
Osman condemned the allegations of fraud in a lengthy Facebook post.
‘During my campaign, I let my staff, volunteers and supporters know my values, including the type of race I wanted to run,’ Osman wrote.
‘I said publicly the importance of running a positive and ethical campaign. I condemn behavior that contradicts these values.
‘Therefore, I also condemn the continuing attacks on the integrity of the East African immigrant community in Minneapolis.
‘The community is proud to be here, passionate about exercising their constitutional right to vote and enthusiastic about electing the next president of the United States.’
‘Voting ballots’ is also known as ‘voting’, which is a legal practice in many states that allows third parties to collect votes on behalf of disabled or disabled voters who are unable to physically get to the polls. In Minnesota, the law allows a third party to collect a maximum of three ballots. The above photo is a 2008 election vote in Minnesota
Project Veritas now claims that Democrats are involved in violent election fraud.
Democrats say Trump and his allies want to cast doubt on the integrity of the upcoming election by making unfounded allegations of misconduct.
Voting ballots, also known as ‘ballot papers’, are legal in a majority of states.
Trump and the GOP claim ‘voting ballots’ open the door to fraud and have fought to curb it.
This has escalated as states prepare for greater dependence on absentee ballots or ballots. Post in the middle of COVID-19.
California has since 2016 allowed anyone to collect an unlimited number of ballots from voters, even if it prevents anyone from getting paid based on how many ballots they return.
This year, Republicans and Democrats have squared in lawsuits over third-party voting in Pennsylvania, Florida and Minnesota.
In Wisconsin, a conservative law firm known as the Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty requested that election officials ban the process.
Although state laws do not specifically address ‘voting on ballots’, officials said they were not aware of any efforts to systematically collect absentee ballots in the state and did not introduce a rule banning it.