Staff at Dem-Linked Voter Recruitment Organization Charged With Fraud

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Twelve employees at a Democrat-linked voter recruitment organization had no problem breaking the law when they submitted fraudulent voter registration applications before the 2016 presidential election.

According to The Associated Press, the canvassers worked for the Indiana Voter Registration Project. The news service explained that the investigation into fake voter registration applications began in August 2016.

A clerk called state officials when he realized there were more than a dozen fraudulent applications, The AP reported. Authorities then opened an investigation into 56 counties and 45,000 applications.

The result of the investigation was shocking.

Charging documents in the case were filed Friday, according to The AP, but the investigation was making headlines a long time before that.

In October, as the presidential election drew to its climax, Indiana’s secretary of state told CNN that the number of fraudulent applications was “unusual.”

“We looked onto the Statewide Voter Registration System and noticed that there had been an unusually high number of date of birth and first name changes,” the secretary of state’s office told the network in a statement.

Prosecutors blamed the leaders of the Voter Registration Project and the group that oversaw its work, Patriot Majority USA. Patriot Majority USA has ties to the Democrat Party, including former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and former President Bill Clinton.

According to The AP, Marion County Prosecutor Terry Curry attributed the fraud to in part to “a very bad, ill-advised business practice” of imposing a quota on the canvassers for voter registration applications.

“By giving someone a financial motive to [meet a quota] is what caused these canvassers to cut corners and do things that not only undermined the goal of having legitimate registered voters but led to a situation where we allege it bled over into criminal conduct,” Curry said, according to The AP.

Canvassers had to submit at least 10 new voter registration applications a day.

Fox News noted that some employees, however, did admit to the crime.

If found guilty, the employees could face a hefty fine and up to two and a half years in prison.

Since the presidential campaign, President Donald Trump continuously warned the American people and state officials about potential voter fraud. He even appointed Vice President Mike Pence to lead a task force with the goal of eradicating it.

Mainstream media and liberals mock Trump for it, but stories like this continue to trickle into the news. Looks like Trump, and conservative groups who’ve been working to restore the integrity of American elections, have been right along.

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