Buying Votes is Illegal

John Daniel Davidson writes at The Federalist regarding a scheme in Nevada involving a group called Native Vote:

“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.”

Though the article focuses on activities in Nevada, it includes this point: “It also matters because this didn’t just happen in Nevada. 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.”

For a country to maintain real, secure elections, it cannot allow violations of election law. Places that change rules at the last minute, pressure or bribe voters, disregard voter ID, etc. are holding sham elections.

Dominion Rep in Fulton County = Kamala Harris Campaign Photographer

In yet another “coincidence” that couldn’t possibly indicate even a smidgen of bias within the systems coordinated for this election, the Tennessee Star reveals one more suspicious player. Aric Thompson was Kamala Harris’ campaign photographer, and he’s also, conveniently, the tech representative for Dominion Voting Systems in Fulton County Georgia where the machines and counting procedures are in the spotlight. Reporter Corinne Murdock gives the story here.

Why Do Most Countries Ban Mail-in Ballots?

The Crime Prevention Research Center within the US Department of Justice outlined the folly of mass-mail ballots in their paper from August 2020.

“If concern about vote fraud with mail-in ballots is delusional, it is a delusion that is shared by most of the world. Even the countries that allow mail-in ballots have protections, such as government-issued photo-IDs. But Americans are constantly assured even this step is completely unnecessary. Without basic precautions, our elections are on course to become the laughing stock of the developed world.” –John R. Lott, Jr.

Download the document or view it as a PDF from the link above. The document is 141 pages divided into the following sections:

Main Findings, p. 2-6
Voting Rules for Developed OECD Countries, p. 7-9
Voting Rules for EU Countries, p. 10-11
Voting Rules for Other European Countries, p. 12-13
Detailed Voting Rules by Country, p. 14-141