The headline for Laura Elder’s editorial ("Unfounded voter fraud claims erode faith in system," The Daily News, Oct. 6) is very naive, if not outright disingenuous.

On July 26, CNN reported that at least four people had been charged with voter fraud in connection with a municipal election on May 12. The Heritage Foundation has compiled a database of more than 1,200 proven cases of voter fraud. On Sept. 27, National Review posted video documenting voter fraud in Ilhan Omar’s district. Four arrests were made on Sept. 24 in connection with alleged vote harvesting during the 2018 Democratic primary in Gregg County, Texas. On April 21, The Daily Signal reported that 15 election results from across the country were thrown out because of fraudulent mail-in ballots. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton’s office is investigating a video showing alleged mail ballot harvesting in the 2018 Democratic primary.

These are just a few examples that show claims of voter fraud are well founded. Don’t take my word or that of Elder on this subject. Be prudent and do your own research, away from the “for-profit media” and come to your own conclusions.

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Bailey Jones

I agree - avoid the "for-profit media". National Public Radio (NPR) is your best choice, and the choice of 57 million Americans. Member supported and no commercials.

Carlos Ponce

Carrollton, Texas - Zul Mirza Mohamed has been charged with 25 counts of unlawful possession of a ballot and 84 counts of fraudulent use of a mail ballot application. Mohamed is currently running for the mayorship of Carrollton, a town of just under 150,000 people, against incumbent Kevin Falconer. No doubt Mohamed would have voted for himself for mayor. I wonder who he would vote for president? Although Carrollton seems to run non-partisan city elections, Mohamed identifies with the Democrat Party and Falconer with the Republican Party.

Jeff Patterson

Dallas Jones in Houston who was hired as Biden’s Political Director has been charged with ballot harvesting along with other elite Democrats ...thousands of ballots in a sworn affidavit by Charles Marler a former investigative specialist with the FBI who’s a private investigator. Again, do your own research! Vote in person or by absentee ballot... sending millions of ballots out, unsolicited with drop boxes everywhere is a recipe for fraud and disaster...and that is deteriorating voter confidence!

Jim Forsythe

Connie, be prudent and do your own research. What you did not do is look at are the persons filing the class-action lawsuit, Howley and Hotze .They do not have a very good track record.

Until they are found guilty, it is just speculation. It the same as saying Trump is guilty of all the things that he is accused of. Trump maybe guilty, but until he is found guilty, he is just accused. Below is info about Howley and Hotze . Howley and Hotze are not the most relivable people in the world, so attaching credence to what they say is not warranted. What Howley and Hotze say, has to be taken with a grain of salt. Until they are found guilty of what Howley and Hotze claim they did, it's warrants no further discussion.

The affidavits were filed as part of the class-action lawsuit against Harris County and the state of Texas, filed by citizens, called Steven Hotze, M.D. et al. Journalist Patrick Howley of NATIONAL FILE

Steven Hotze, a disreputable doctor who has a history of pushing “methods [that] are not supported by science and are potentially harmful” and sells bogus colloidal silver.

In 1999 the FDA got so sick of colloidal silver salesmen that it issued a statement declaring that "all over-the-counter products containing colloidal silver or silver salts are not recognized as safe and effective and are misbranded."

One of the reasons they're not entirely safe is that they carry the risk of argyria, a severe buildup of silver particles in the tissue that can turn your skin blue. Permanently.

The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (part of the National Institutes of Health) echoed the FDA in 2004, adding that other potential side effects include seizures and kidney damage.

But that did not deter Hotze from making extravagant claims about the colloidal silver he sells through his dietary supplement store, Physicians Preference. Hotze’s center promotes colloidal silver as a treatment, including for sinus infections and swine flu. His vitamins store sells colloidal silver under the name Argentyn 23, which is produced by Natural Immunogenic Corp.

Patrick Howley The Reporter Behind Those Disgusting Tweets Has A Weird, Sexist Sense Of Humor

Breitbart, the conservative news site, suspended reporter Patrick Howley for tweets questioning fellow Breitbart reporter Michelle Fields’ accusations that Donald Trump’s campaign manager Corey Lewandowski “grabbed” and “yanked” her to the ground at a Tuesday press conference.

Bailey Jones

Dallas Jones has not been "charged" with anything. He is being sued. Prove me wrong.

Ted Gillis

Yes, Steve Hotze and his family were behind the “Straight Slate” ticket in the city of Houston politics years ago. They coaxed poor old ex mayor Louie Welch out of retirement to top their ticket. It failed of course as Kathy Whitmire won re-election handily that year. I’m sure mayor Welch wished he had never associated himself with the Hotzes and their people, as he and the others on the ticket were stigmatized as being homophobic bigots. Well and hot mic comment “shoot the queers” Welch made didn’t help much either. A not so pleasant ending to an otherwise glowing political career.

I seem to hear the same music playing this year in national politics.

Gary Miller

Democrat vote harvesting is based on the idea that the majority will not be uncovered before elections are certified. Too late to do anything about it.

Ted Gillis

Harvesting. Isn’t that what that cat in North Carolina was doing a couple years ago? The same scheme that lead to the republican candidate having to withdraw? Is that the harvesting you are referring to Gary?

Carlos Ponce

Don't forget, Ted. In the new election, a REPUBLICAN won North Carolina's 9th Congressional District.

Gary Miller

One thing to remember is each charge is not about one vote. They are all about multiple fraudulint votes. From two to millions. Between no effect and an election changer. The most successful will not be caught until after the election is certified and too late to correct.

Ted Gillis

I still don’t get how anyone can pull this off Gary. Ballots are printed specific to precincts.

Carlos Ponce

Just follow the news reports on those who were caught. Problem is - they were caught. There are thousands out there who do it with ease and are not caught. And each has multiple ballots.

Jim Forsythe

These thousands are located where?

If you do not know, it must be, just your imagination, once again Running away with you!

Carlos Ponce

The problem, Jim is they later boast of their actions after the election is over. Note those recently caught are being accused of what they did in 2016 and 2018.

Jim Forsythe

How many convictions' happen since 2016?

Remember this? August 3, 2018 The now-disbanded voting integrity commission launched by the Trump administration uncovered no evidence to support claims of widespread voter fraud, according to an analysis of administration documents released Friday.

In a letter to Vice President Mike Pence and Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, who are both Republicans and led the commission, Maine Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap said the documents show there was a “pre-ordained outcome” and that drafts of a commission report included a section on evidence of voter fraud that was “glaringly empty.”

Pennsylvania: U.S. District Court Judge J. Nicholas Ranjan, who was appointed to bench by Trump, wrote in a 138-page ruling that the GOP had been “speculative” that the drop boxes and other efforts to expand access to voting would be vulnerable to fraud, saying the Trump campaign’s claims to injury are not “concrete.” “While plaintiffs may not need to prove actual voter fraud, they must at least prove that such fraud is ‘certainly impending,’” he said. “They haven’t met that burden.”

October 8, 2020 The Lincoln Project, the organization of Republicans, former Republicans and conservatives formed to oppose President Donald Trump‘s reelection, is seeking to stop a Texas Republican plan limiting vote-by-mail drop boxes.

“It’s blatant voter suppression, and we won’t tolerate it. That’s why we’re throwing our full support behind the plaintiffs,” Reed Galen, co-founder of The Lincoln Project, stated in a news release.

20 hours ago · A federal judge in Texas on Friday barred officials from enforcing Governor Greg Abbott's order that would limit the number of mail in voting drop off boxes to one per county.

Carlos Ponce

The problem, Jim is that all voter fraud is lumped together, mail-in and in-erson as voter fraud.

"Database Swells to 1,285 Proven Cases of Voter Fraud in America"

https://www.dailysignal.com/2020/05/09/database-swells-to-1285-proven-cases-of-voter-fraud-in-america/

Problem in that each person convicted may represent multiple fraudulent votes. For instance: Miguel Hernandez visited an elderly woman shortly before the 2017 Dallas City Council election, collected her blank absentee ballot, filled it out, and forged her signature before mailing it back. Hernandez was the first person arrested as part of a larger voter fraud investigation in the Dallas area, stemming from claims by elderly voters that someone was forging their signatures and the return of nearly 700 mail-in ballots all signed by the same witness using a fake name. Hernandez faced a felony illegal voting charge, but pleaded to a lesser misdemeanor offense of "method of returning marked ballot." He was sentenced to 180 days in jail and given credit for time served.

Tyron Davis, a former constable in Ellis County, Texas, was convicted of six counts of voter fraud for assisting nursing home residents with their mail-in ballots and voter registration applications without identifying his assistance on the ballot. He was also convicted of false identification as a peace officer for having pasted an image of his face onto the body of a peace officer for use on a flier advertising his assistance at the nursing home during his campaign, all before he became an officer. Davis resigned his officer's license to avoid jail time.

https://www.heritage.org/voterfraud/search

Jim Forsythe

Miguel Hernandez,

Dallas County District Attorney Faith Johnson and Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton have racked up exactly one conviction in their quest to root out voter fraud in Dallas County.

Prosecutors were tipped that something was amiss when voters who had not requested mail-in ballots received notices that they would receive them, and the Dallas County district attorney's office soon launched an investigation.

One source of suspicion was that about 700 ballots all bore the name "Jose Rodriguez" as having helped fill them out. But those ballots were divided among candidates, and some were blank. When investigators approached the voters who were said to have cast them, the voters generally said the ballots were legitimate and cast for the candidate of their choosing.

"We didn't find any evidence of widespread voter fraud, and instead the ballots that were returned were consistent with the voter's choice,"

Miguel Hernandez ultimately pleaded guilty in the case to improperly returning a marked ballot.

OCTOBER 10, 2020 / 4:35 PM A federal judge in Pittsburgh has thrown out the Trump campaign's challenges to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court's rulings in favor of ballot drop boxes and against out-of-county poll watchers.

The judge ruled Saturday that the campaign did not provide "concrete" evidence of impending voter fraud, only speculation on what could happen. The Trump campaign argued that they did not actually have to show there was fraud, only that it could easily occur.

"While Plaintiffs may not need to prove actual voter fraud, they must at least prove that such fraud is 'certainly impending.' They haven't met that burden," Judge Nicholas Ranjan of the Western District of Pennsylvania wrote in his decision.

Carlos Ponce

Jim, If you got PAID for your ballot would you tell anyone?

Carlos Ponce

Miguel Hernandez was but one example. What about Tyron Davis with 6 ballots, or the others on that website???????>???

Jim Forsythe

Just as Republicans sometimes do the wrong thing, so do Democrat's. These type of actives are few.

Tyron Davis was convicted of six counts of voter fraud for assisting nursing home residents with their mail-in ballots and voter registration applications without identifying his assistance on the ballot.

Jim Forsythe

Carlos, do not accuse me of voter fraud!

If I was ever approached, I would immediately turn them in,

Are you offering me money, if so I do have the number on favorites, to call and turn you in!

Just as I called the State to report a election problem in 2012, that was fixed, I would call now.

Carlos Ponce

For some, money talks!

Jim Forsythe

Carlos, please do not make it sound like I would take money for such a event, as you were talking about.

Greed knows no party.

Carlos Ponce

There are people willing to do it for $$$$$. It's immoral, illegal, but you refuse to admit it happens.

Jim Forsythe

Just as some people take $1300,000 for actives, some people will take money for whatever.

A teacher friend of mine was offered cash, and some other things for grades. Of course he did not take it, and stop this type of active.

What are these people names, taking all that money for votes? How much money does it take for someone to risk jail time?

Is it just a few people or a huge number.

With the election for President expected to have up to 150 million votes, it will take a huge effort to change the outcome. Already they are saying 10 Million have voted in the USA.

In Texas, we are expecting over 10 Million votes to be casted.

Some state are prepared for the increase expected , Michigan In-person absentee voting during the 40 days before an election.

Pennsylvania, 50 days before election (in-person absentee). Many more are open from 40 to 50 days before the election.

Five states have all-mail voting. Every eligible voter is sent a ballot that can be returned by mail, or dropped off at a voter center or similar location during the early voting period. Most state have, no excuse need to vote by mail.

Carlos Ponce

In Minnesota, the ballot price was from $200 to $800.

One seller name Osman Ali Dahquane.

One buyer name Liban Mohamed.

Jim Forsythe

Carlos, trying to pass off James O’Keefe's work as proof is weak. This will never go to court because the so called crime, was manufactured by James O’Keefe.

Project Veritas is a right-wing activist group with a history of publishing deceptively edited undercover videos that paint Democrats and progressives as corrupt. On Sunday, September 27, the group, which is led by James O’Keefe, released a video they claimed showed evidence of illegal ballot harvesting in Democratic Congresswoman Ilhan Omar‘s Minnesota district.

The videos are, as is typical of O’Keefe’s, work somewhat of a gish gallop, comprising a constellation of allegations and assertions that is virtually impossible to fact check without complete clips of the involved conversations. Nearly all the videos used stitched-together, out-of-context remarks with no indication of what occurred or what was discussed just before and after the included portions.

Some of the history of James O’Keefe.

O’Keefe & Other Project Veritas Members Were Arrested in 2010 for Entering Senator Mary Landrieu’s Office in Disguise. O’Keefe and his fellow Project Veritas members all pleaded guilty to misdemeanors — pleaded down from felony charges. Each of them had to pay a $1,500 fine and O’Keefe got three years of probation and 100 years of community service,

On March 16, 2016, O'Keefe attempted to call Open Society Foundations under the assumed name of "Victor Kesh", describing himself as attached to "a, uh, foundation"[sic] seeking to "get involved with you and aid what you do in fighting for, um, European values."[sic] O'Keefe forgot to hang up after recording the voicemail, and several more minutes of audio were recorded, revealing that he was attached to Discover the Networks and planning a series of attempts to create embarrassing videos or other recordings of targeted groups.

Carlos Ponce

Jim, trying to pass off James O’Keefe's work as lack of proof is sticking your head in the sand. James O’Keefe does good work but Liberals discount it because they are caught.

Carlos Ponce

Liberals FEAR James O'Keefe. He engages in investigative journalism and gets arrested for it by the Liberals in power. Where's your cry of FREEDOM OF THE PRESS??????

Carlos Ponce

"no one has ever discredited any of his [James O'Keefe's] reported stories." "ames O’Keefe should have won a Pulitzer Prize long ago."

https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2016/10/how_convicted_criminal_james_okeefe_came_to_be_discredited_.html

Now Jim Forsythe will try to discredit "The American Thinker".

Jim Forsythe

Is Osman Ali Dahquane. and Liban Mohamed in jail or on probation for what James O’Keefe accuses them of doing? More than one independent company has said that the clip that James O’Keefe says his group made, is highly edited. In past cases, when they were forced to show the raw footage they were discreated. This is more of the same.

Normally, under Minnesota law, it's illegal for one person to deliver more than three absentee ballots from other people to county elections offices. But because the pandemic, courts suspended those rules for five weeks this summer, which is the period when Osman was picking up the ballots Project Veritas claims were part of a dastardly plot. He also says Project Veritas edited together two entirely different Snapchat videos from different times to make it look like he was admitting to collecting ballots for money.

Carlos Ponce

The wheels of justice are moving, Jim. The judicial process is not one day - discovery followed by execution of a sentence the next. And given the Democrat's control of Minnesota their punishment may be just a slap on the wrist. Let's see what happens.

Jim Forsythe

I can tell you what will happen the the two, nothing, because they did nothing wrong.

“The MPD is aware of the allegations of vote harvesting,” the department tweeted Sept. 28. “We are in the process of looking into the validity of those statements. No further information is available at this time on this.”

James O’Keefe will be lucky if they do not charge him with providing tampered evidence.

Carlos Ponce

Let's see what happens, Jim. In Jim's eyes if a Conservative is accused of anything, guilt is automatic, time to find the hanging tree. But if a Liberal is accused, Jim wants to hang the accuser!

Jose' Boix

Check this article in today's Houston Chronicle; interesting! https://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/Galveston-County-precinct-receives-mail-in-15636710.php

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