Alarming new details have just emerged about an alleged ballot-harvesting racket in Rep. Ilhan Omar’s (D-MN) district.
On his show Monday evening, Fox News host Sean Hannity aired undercover video footage obtained by Project Veritas, the investigative news organization that broke this story, in which those participating in the scheme admit to potential illegal ballot harvesting in Omar’s Minneapolis district.
“Breaking tonight a report, it should scare every American. It’s about the integrity of our electoral process,” Hannity said, as he introduced the video footage. President Donald Trump shared the segment on Twitter Monday, with the caption, “WOW!” Watch below:
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 29, 2020
One alleged ballot harvester seen in the video is Liban Mohamed, the brother of Minneapolis City Council member Jamal Osman, Newsweek reported. “Numbers don’t lie. You can see my car is full. All these here are absentee ballots,” Mohamed said in videos posted to Snapchat on July 1 and 2, according to Project Veritas.
“Can’t you see? Look at all these. My car is full. All these are for Jamal Osman. Look. Just today we got 300 for Jamal Osman,” he continued.
In another video, a ballot harvester is asked by a Project Veritas reporter about who fills out the ballots. The individual responds, “People who work with, like, Ilhan Omar.” He added, “The minute we sign the thing for the election. That’s when we get paid.”
Another Project Veritas reporter is told by a woman that the ballot harvesters went to Charles Horn Towers, a public housing complex in Minneapolis, and took all the ballots from elderly residents. She said that they “knock on the door and say, ‘Your ballots come? Give it to me.'”
Is it true?
Omar’s office has denied the allegation, Newsweek reported. “The amount of truth to this story is equal to the amount Donald Trump paid in taxes in ten out of the last fifteen years: zero. And, amplifying a coordinated right-wing campaign to delegitimize a free and fair election this fall undermines our democracy,” her office told Newsweek.
Nevertheless, the Minneapolis Police Department is currently investigating the allegations, Fox News reported. “The Minneapolis Police Department is aware of the allegations of vote harvesting,” the department said in a recently released statement. “We are in the process of looking into the validity of those statements. No further information is available at this time on this.”
Minnesota state law allows a third party to return up to three ballots from other people. The three ballot limit was briefly lifted on July 28 after a judge sided with Democrats, before being reinstated on September 4 following an appeal from Republicans.
With only a few weeks before a November presidential election that is already rife with concerns about voter fraud, this bombshell report only intensifies those worries.