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Nevada has a cash-for-ballots problem


The Federalist Under the guise of supposedly nonprofit, nonpartisan get-out-the-vote campaigns, Native American voter advocacy groups in Nevada handed out gift cards, electronics, clothing, and other items to voters in tribal areas, in many cases documenting the exchange of ballots for “prizes” on their own Facebook pages, sometimes even while wearing official Joe Biden campaign gear.

Simply put, this is illegal. Offering voters anything of value in exchange for their vote is a violation of federal election law, and in some cases punishable by up to two years in prison and as much as $10,000 in fines. That includes raffles, free food, free T-shirts, and so on.

Organizers there might have been more obvious about what they were doing, but there’s evidence that similar efforts, including gift card and electronics giveaways, were undertaken in Native communities in South Dakota, Arizona, Wisconsin, Washington, Michigan, Idaho, Minnesota, and Texas.

Read the whole thing for details.

If this is pursued by law enforcement, it could roll up a lot of the campaign organization who participated with public evidence in the form of facebook photos and so forth.

It will likely take time to investigate this properly, but it should be investigated and the organizers should see jail time, along with a ban on all future participation in election organization.

This entry was published Sat Nov 21 13:12:58 CST 2020 by TriggerFinger and last updated 2020-11-21 13:12:58.0. [Tweet]

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