There is absolutely no mention of the political party these cheaters belonged to.
‘Here’s a cigarette or a buck, now forge your signature on this petition or voter registration.’
That’s what nine people in California were doing the past two election cycles. Prosecutors announced that these low-lifes paid homeless people in Skid Row to forge signatures on state ballot measures and voter registrations.
The criminal charges are another slap in the face to democrat who claim that President Trump has inflated the threat of voter fraud.
Also, there absolutely zero mention of the political party affiliation of these criminals.
“Using cash and cigarettes as lures, the defendants approached homeless people on skid row and asked them to forge signatures on state ballot measure petitions and voter registration forms, the district attorney’s office said.”
“The defendants — some of whom were scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday — face several criminal charges, including circulating a petition with fake names, voter fraud and registering a fictitious person.”
Many people wonder how these homeless people actually voted during the election? And, why is the political party affiliation curiously absent? Is it because it was a democrat scheme?
“They paid individuals to sign the names,” Officer Deon Joseph, the senior lead officer told The Times in September. “That’s an assault on our democracy.”
Apparently, people hired “to help qualify initiatives for the ballot are often paid per signature collected, typically $1 to $2, but officials said a recent slew of proposed ballot initiatives had pushed the rate as high as $6 a signature.”
However, it’s highly illegal to pay for signatures.
Los Angeles police Capt. Marc Reina said officials used undercover officers and security camera video before arresting Kirkland Kauzava Washington.
Washington apparently set up a card table outside the Midnight Mission, where the homeless queue up for meals and shelter.
Two other people were arrested at the time, but they were not among the nine defendants charged by L.A. County.
“We didn’t charge any homeless people,” said Shiara Davila-Morales.
L.A. County elections chief Dean Logan previously said it was unlikely the forgeries eluded his staff, who manually compare petition signatures with those on registration forms. So many people ask, why didn’t he catch these?
Logan said he worried about “any activity that causes voters to lose faith in the process.”
Duh! Why did the state fight so hard against President Trump voter fraud task force?
The defendants include: “Washington, Harold Bennett, 53, and Louis Thomas Wise, 36, who face up to six years and four months in prison. The others charged — Richard Howard, 62, Rose Makeda Sweeney, 42, Christopher Joseph Williams, 59, Jakara Fati Mardis, 35, Norman Hall, 61, and Nickey Demelvin Huntley, 44 — face up to four years and eight months in prison.”
Many people feel that they should be facing stiffer penalties for election interference.