While Democrats and many in the mainstream media continue to erroneously claim mail-in ballot fraud doesn’t exist and that President Trump is conspiring with the USPS to remove mail drop boxes all over the country, some reporters out there are actually doing the investigative digging it takes to separate facts from fiction.

The New York Post’s Jonathan Levine is one such journalist who is on the case as it relates to mail-in ballots and the potential they present for fraud. He filed an explosive report over the weekend detailing his interview with a Democratic operative who says he’s been directly involved in coordinating and participating in election fraud schemes involving mail-in ballots going back decades.

Here are some of the highlights:

Mail-in ballot fraud happens more often than most people think

The operative, who claims he’s been involved in mail-in ballot fraud efforts in New York, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey, told Levine that the types of ballot fraud President Trump and other Republicans have warned about is the rule in close races, not the exception:

But the political insider, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he fears prosecution, said fraud is more the rule than the exception. His dirty work has taken him through the weeds of municipal and federal elections in Paterson, Atlantic City, Camden, Newark, Hoboken and Hudson County and his fingerprints can be found in local legislative, mayoral and congressional races across the Garden State. Some of the biggest names and highest office holders in New Jersey have benefited from his tricks, according to campaign records The Post reviewed.

It all starts with the return envelope and a copy machine

According to the anonymous operative, it all starts with obtaining the return envelope sent to voters along with their mail-in ballots:

In New Jersey, for example, it begins with a blank mail-in ballot delivered to a registered voter in a large envelope. Inside the packet is a return envelope, a “certificate of mail in voter” which the voter must sign, and the ballot itself.

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The ballot has no specific security features — like a stamp or a watermark — so the insider said he would just make his own ballots.

“I just put [the ballot] through the copy machine and it comes out the same way,” the insider said.

But the return envelopes are “more secure than the ballot. You could never recreate the envelope,” he said. So they had to be collected from real voters.

He would have his operatives fan out, going house to house, convincing voters to let them mail completed ballots on their behalf as a public service. The fraudster and his minions would then take the sealed envelopes home and hold them over boiling water.

“You have to steam it to loosen the glue,” said the insider.

He then would remove the real ballot, place the counterfeit ballot inside the signed certificate, and reseal the envelope.

The operative then noted that he’d make sure to get ballot handlers to put the ballots in multiple drop boxes instead of just one, to avoid triggering suspicion at the USPS.

USPS workers are sometimes involved in the fraud

According to Levine, the operative described how some postal workers would simply throw out ballots in Republican strongholds:

“You have a postman who is a rabid anti-Trump guy and he’s working in Bedminster or some Republican stronghold … He can take those [filled-out] ballots, and knowing 95% are going to a Republican, he can just throw those in the garbage.”

In some cases, mail carriers were members of his “work crew,” and would sift ballots from the mail and hand them over to the operative.

In 2017, more than 500 mail-in ballots in New York City never arrived to the Board of Elections for races that November — leaving hundreds disenfranchised. They eventually were discovered in April 2018. “For some undetermined reason, some baskets of mail that were bound to the New York City Board of Elections were put off to the side at the Brooklyn processing facility,” city elections boss Michael Ryan said at the time of discovery.

The operative also explained to Levine how ballot fraud happened in nursing homes, homeless shelters, and at the actual polling places themselves. Make sure to read the full report here and watch the interview he did today with Fox News’s Brian Kilmeade below for more insight:

The bottom line, according to the operative, is that mail-in ballot fraud is a “real thing” that could be fixed:

“This is a real thing,” he said. “And there is going to be a f–king war coming November 3rd over this stuff … If they knew how the sausage was made, they could fix it.”

The problem here is that only one political side wants to lessen the likelihood of this type of election fraud happening, while the other side – including their allies in the mainstream press, willfully turns a blind eye to it because it’s politically advantageous for them to look the other way.

— Stacey Matthews has also written under the pseudonym “Sister Toldjah” and can be reached via Twitter. —

 

 
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