In the first of a series of reports, Project Veritas investigators reveal a ballot-harvesting racket in Rep Ilhan Omar’s (D) Minneapolis district involving her campaign workers and political allies.
Paid workers are alleged to have illegally gathered absentee ballots from elderly Somali immigrants.
“Our investigation into this ballot harvesting ring demonstrates clearly how these unscrupulous operators exploit the elderly and immigrant communities,” said James O’Keefe, founder and CEO of Project Veritas.
— James O'Keefe (@JamesOKeefeIII) September 28, 2020
Whistleblower Jamal Osman, a Minneapolis community leader and chair of the city’s Somali Watchdog Group, alleges Omar’s involvement, and says that his brother, Liban Mohamed, is one of Omar’s “many people.”
“It’s an open secret. She [Omar] will do anything that she can do to get elected and she has hundreds of people on the streets doing that,” he told Veritas in an on-camera interview last Tuesday.
President Donald J. Trump and Attorney General Bill Barr have predicted mass voter fraud through the use of mail-in-ballots when millions of unsolicited ballots are sent through the mails. Dems claim voter suppression if voters are denied the option to vote by mail due to coronavirus concerns about in-person voting.
In a July Snapchat video obtained and released this weekend by Project Veritas, Mohamed can be seen rifling through ballots in his car, according to the New York Post.
Mohamed said, “Money is the king in this world . . . and a campaign is driven by money.”
“Just today we got 300 for Jamal Osman,” says Mohamed, aka KingLiban1, in the video. “I have 300 ballots in my car right now . . .
“Numbers don’t lie. You can see my car is full. All these here are absentee ballots. . . . Look, all these are for Jamal Osman,” he says, displaying the white envelopes.
Under Minnesota law no individual can be the “designated agent” for more than three absentee voters; 300 would be illegal.
An anonymous political worker told Project Veritas that Omar campaign deputy district director Ali (Isse) Gainey was “coordinating everything.” She alleges that during the August 8, 2020 primary, ballot harvesters “took every single ballot” from elderly residents of the Charles Horn Towers, a Minneapolis public housing complex.
Gainey, “who is working in Ilhan’s campaign, is the one who is managing the voting place. They bring them. They line them. They put the open ballots in there and then they take them in and say, ‘Here,’ and the people mark [the ballots] . . .”
She also alleges that young people and women were paid for their ballots before last month’s Minnesota primary.
“Cash, cash, cash. They were carrying bags of money. . . . When you vote and they mark you off, then you get in the van, they give you the cash,” the whistleblower alleges.
Federal law forbids paying someone to vote or register to vote, or intimidating voters.
Election security is purported to be one of the topics at the first debate between President Donald Trump and former Vice-President Joe Biden tomorrow night.
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
In the presidential election, the Democratic machine will once again fire up the tractor and let the harvest begin. In five weeks, American voters will know if it was a good harvest or if the crops failed. Or if the farmer is sent to jail.