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California managed to take its most red county and make it blue and many have wondered how it happened.

  • Was it the blue wave that they had told us about?
  • Was it that President Donald Trump was so unpopular in California that it permeated a Republican stronghold?
  • Did Republicans not bother to vote?
  • Was every Republican voter kidnapped by aliens?

It appears the answer is a lot more mundane and predictable. It was good, old fashioned election theft courtesy of the Party that perfected it. The Democrats.

The Daily Caller reported on what is called ballot harvesting and how the Democrats used it to snatch several elections.

As the polls closed on election day last month, six California Republican House candidates, including Representatives Dana Rohrabacher, Steve Knight, and Mimi Walters, were ahead in their respective races. However, as the absentee and provisional ballots rolled in over the intervening weeks, all six lost to their Democratic opponents.

The case of Korean-American GOP candidate Young Kim was one of the most prominent examples. On election night, Kim held an 8,000 vote lead over her Democratic opponent Gil Cisneros, and even attended freshman orientation in Washington, D.C. before watching her lead, and her victory, slowly evaporate over the subsequent weeks.

The results drew the attention of House Speaker Paul Ryan.

“California just defies logic to me,” said Ryan at a Washington Post live event. “We were only down 26 seats the night of the election, and three weeks later, we lost basically every California contested race. This election system they have — I can’t begin to understand what ‘ballot harvesting’ is.”

The stunning turnaround in California, of all states, can be attributed to several factors, as conservative critics like The Federalist’s Bre Payton wrote, but the most significant of those seemed to be the practice of “ballot harvesting.”

Passed as a barely noticed change in the state’s vote by mail procedures in 2016 and signed by then-Governor Jerry Brown, California’s AB 1921 allows voters to give any third party — not just a relative or someone living in the same household, as was previously the law — to collect and turn in anyone else’s completed ballot.

Called “ballot harvesting,” critics say the practice is ripe for fraud. Consider “Lulu,” who was recorded trying to “harvest” what she thought was a Democratic voter’s ballot in Rep. Knight’s district.

It’s a “new service,” said Lulu, for “like, people who are supporting the Democratic party.”

The San Francisco Chronicle reported that 250,000 such ballots were used in Orange County alone, resulting in a Democratic sweep there.

From the Chronicle report:

“We beat Republicans on the ground, fair and square,” said Katie Merrill, a Democratic consultant deeply involved in November campaigns. “Many of the field plans included (ballot harvesting) as an option to deliver voters or their ballots” to the polls.

Those efforts involved identifying voters who might support Democratic candidates and ignoring those who wouldn’t.

In one Orange County household, for example, both the husband and wife were longtime Republicans, said Dale Neugebauer, a veteran Republican consultant. Democratic volunteers came by the house four times, each time asking to speak only with their 18-year-old daughter, a no-party-preference voter, and asking if she wanted them to pick up her signed and completed ballot.

That’s a perfect example of the “thorough and disciplined” ground game the Democrats used, said Merrill.

“We were not wasting time talking to people who weren’t going to vote for Democrats,” she said.

The San Francisco Chronicle quoted Republicans who admitted that Democrats clearly beat them at the new game and that, to compete, they will have to conduct their own “ballot harvesting” efforts.

Before its passage, a group opposed to the bill wrote: “AB 1921 would allow anybody to walk into an elections office and hand over truckloads of vote by mail envelopes with ballots inside, no questions asked, no verified records kept. It amounts to an open invitation to large-scale vote buying, voter coercion, “granny farming”, and automated forgery. AB 1921 solves no problem that a simple stamp can’t solve.”

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17 Comments

17 Comments

  1. JERRY L PRUITT

    December 6, 2018 at 2:59 am

    THIS BALLOT HARVESTING SHOULD BE CRIMINAL BUT CALIFORNIA IT’S A OK!

  2. Wes

    December 6, 2018 at 3:01 am

    The schemes and the corruption coming from the Democrats knows no limits. They keep finding new ways to stuff the ballot box so they get the results they want.

    • GEORGE EADY

      December 6, 2018 at 8:03 pm

      HAY THEY ALL WAS TRAINED BY HILLARY CLINTON SO WHAT DID YOU EXSPECT SO SAD

  3. J POLLS

    December 6, 2018 at 3:03 am

    CALIFORNIA FRUITS AND NUTS CAN LIE AND STEAL ELECTIONS ..THEY GET AWAY WITH IT EVERY 2 YEARS AND REPUBLICANS JUST TURN INTO FUCKING JELLY AND DO NOTHING !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WHERE IS ALL THE SHIT THAT WAS SUPPOSED TO START ON DECEMBER 5TH?????????????????????? ANOTHER CONSERVATIVE LIE TO US AMERICANS??????????????????

    • GERI CLARK

      December 6, 2018 at 3:31 am

      J POLLS
      CALIFORNIA WASENT THE ONLY PLACE THIS HAPPEND.
      LOOK AT FLORIDA .
      THIS ELECTION WAS RIGGED FROM THE START,
      AND SHOULD BE RUN OVER AGAIN.

  4. Tom

    December 6, 2018 at 3:19 am

    This needs to be challenged before the supreme court. Every aspect of voter harvesting opens elections to fraud.

  5. James

    December 6, 2018 at 3:26 am

    well.
    for the national elections Trump just needs to CANCEL THEM FOR THE FRAUD THEY ARE.
    and hold new election with NO BALLET HARVESTING ALLOWED.

  6. MissD

    December 6, 2018 at 3:44 am

    Deep breath.. GOD is in control.. I promise you .. these thieves will All burn in hell .. you know who u r!

  7. Blkojo

    December 6, 2018 at 4:03 am

    Arizona’s senatorial race was……surprising.

  8. Rocky

    December 6, 2018 at 4:07 am

    Government lets them get away with it and so do American citizens. If this were not true they would still not be stealing votes. Our nation is so fractured now it appears anything goes.

  9. Michael A Heath Sr.

    December 6, 2018 at 4:33 am

    Will there be a revote as well as charges for the idiot criminals that perpetrated his mess ? SHOULD BE !!!

  10. Betty Bidwell

    December 6, 2018 at 4:50 am

    Why the Republicans aren’t rioting about this is amazing. We might as well not have voted with all of this fraud.

  11. jackcandobutwont

    December 6, 2018 at 6:25 am

    Dems NEVER fight fair and square….dems lie, cheat, steal and will do anythiing to gain power!!

  12. Q

    December 6, 2018 at 1:30 pm

    It you have questions regarding election fraud see the expert,Brenda Snipes knows them all

  13. Fed Up In SoCal

    December 6, 2018 at 5:51 pm

    I live in Dist. 39 where Young Kim ran for Congress. I never heard of vote harvesting before this election.
    I have never see such aggression by Dems here. My son, a new voter, was Green Party before the election. Dems called him every day, they came to our house 4X one Sunday demanding that he vote Democrat. They were so aggressive he threatened to call police.
    Young Kim didn’t lose because Orange County voted for Gil Cisneros. She lost because LA County is part of our district and they miraculously came up with enough votes to beat her by about 10,000 votes!

    In 2020 every registered voter will get a mail in ballot whether we want to or not ….I’m sure the cheating will be even worse.

  14. Mary Johnson

    December 6, 2018 at 8:46 pm

    Knowing this has occurred should they not be charged with voted fraud and should not the votes be corrected. What is wrong that we as a nation allow this to continue.

  15. ON THE ROCK

    December 7, 2018 at 1:44 am

    THE U.S. SHOULD JUST KICK CALIFORNIA OUT OF THE UNION. THEN JUST WATCH HOW LONG THEY SURVIVE WITHOUT FEDERAL FUNDS. ALL OF THE ILLEGALS, DEAD BEATS AND SNOWFLAKES WILL BERSERK. THEY MIGHT HAVE TO ACTUALLY GET JOBS INSTEAD OF FORMING GROUPS LIKE ANTIFA.

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