Ballot Harvesting in jails? Is there nothing the left won’t do to cheat at this point? I don’t think so, all bets appear to be off. Now, we’re hearing from inmates in a Chicago jail that guards are “pressuring” them to illegally vote in the upcoming mayoral election. That’s also interesting because reports indicate that Lori Lightfoot could be in some serious trouble. Is her team behind this, push? Is she trying to drum up some extra “mail-in” ballots that can be counted in the middle of the night and magically change the entire outcome?
That seems to be how our elections work these days.
The Daily Mail reported that Chicago inmates have claimed they are being pressured to illegally vote in the city’s mayoral election.
The inmates, some who are accused of murder, argued guards at Cook County Jail were pushing them to vote – despite some being registered in a different jurisdiction.
They claimed the guards were receiving orders from higher up and were ‘just doing what I’m told’ when confronted over the move.
It comes amid fears of ballot harvesting as insiders claimed the jail was the ‘ideal environment’ due to no cameras or election observers.
It also raised concerns it could propel Lori Lightfoot back into office, despite her languishing on just 13 percent in the polls.
One inmate, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, told DailyMail.com the guards didn’t seem to care that they might be breaking the law.
He said: ‘I asked him [the guard], ‘Did you ask people first if they’re registered to vote?’ And he said ‘no’.
‘I said but you should because if I’m registered to vote somewhere else like I am, you are asking me and enticing me to vote even though I’m registered somewhere else and that’s a felony. I can’t be voting in two different jurisdictions.’
He claims another guard told him that he was ‘just doing what I’m told’.
An inmate being held on murder charges, also says 21 of the 48 inmates in his Division 11, have already voted but none were asked if they were registered or eligible to vote.
‘They just say who wants to vote? Line up to vote,’ he said.
An unnamed source familiar with Cook County Jail said it is the ideal environment for ballot harvesting.
‘Cameras inside the Jail notoriously don’t work. There aren’t any election observers. If an inmate complains, who would believe them? So, if you wanted to manipulate a ballot, who would know?’
There are 7,480 inmates under the custody of the Cook County Sheriff, with 72.3 percent being black, 19 percent Latino and 7.8 percent white.
Chicago is well-known for being shady and underhanded when it comes to politics, so this doesn’t surprise me one single bit.
Thanks to these mail-in ballots, our elections have become a complete and total joke.