(National Sentinel)Â Vote Fraud: Immediately following the midterm elections last month, several Republican candidates held comfortable leads in reliably red districts in the otherwise deep blue state of California.
But within a few weeks, all of them had lost to their Democratic challenger.
â€œDespite holding substantial leads on Election Day, many Republican candidates in California saw their advantage shrink, and then disappear, as late-arriving Democratic votes were counted in the weeks following the election,â€Â Fox NewsÂ reported.
â€œWhile no hard evidence is available, many observers point to the Democrats use of â€˜ballot harvestingâ€™ as a key to their success in the elections.â€
And now, if the group iVote — which notched several victories (for Democrats) during the midterms — gets its way, California-style
vote fraudÂ ballot harvesting will be exported to as many states as possible.
There were only 14 Republicans out of 53 districts in California, but after the midterms, their ranks fell by half to seven.
Many are attributing it to a law signed by Democratic California Gov. Jerry Brown two years ago that legalized so-called ballot harvesting for mail-in ballots.
Before the change, only the voter, a family member or someone living in the same household was permitted to drop off a ballot at a polling place if it wasn’t mailed.
TheÂ San Francisco ChronicleÂ reported that 250,000 harvested ballots were submitted in Orange County alone, which we now know resulted in a Democratic sweep in the one-time GOP stronghold.
Vote fraud hasn’t been proven, mind you, but little else could explain this phenomenon especially since few were expecting those GOP seats to change hands.
Dale Neugebauer, a veteran Republican consultant from Orange County who worked for Rohrabacher this election cycle, told the Chronicle that Democratic campaign workers came by his house on four separate occasions and asked to speak with his 18-year-old daughter each time. She had registered to vote with no party preference.
He said Democrats played the new game better, which gave them â€œa huge advantage.â€
â€œI have a little bit of professional admiration for how well the Democrats executed their plan,â€ Neugebauer said.
Others were less conciliatory and understanding, such as outgoing House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis.
â€œCalifornia just defies logic to me,â€ Ryan said at a Washington Post event last week. â€œWe have a lot of wins that night. We were down 26 seats the night of the election (nationwide), and three weeks later, we lost basically every contested California race.â€
â€œThis election system they have â€” I canâ€™t begin to understand â€˜ballot harvesting,’â€ he added. â€œWhen you have candidates that win the absentee ballot vote, win the day of the vote, and then lose three weeks later because of provisionals, thatâ€™s really bizarre.â€
The California system is just ripe for fraud. And now there are groups who seek to export it.
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