Absentee ballot fraud has been uncovered in a 2022 midterms battleground state. The alleged plot involves a Milwaukee election official requesting military ballots and sending them to a Republican lawmaker.
A Milwaukee election official could face criminal charges accusing her of fraudulently requesting absentee ballots reserved for members of the military.
“Milwaukee Election Commission Deputy Director Kimberly Zapata, 45, of South Milwaukee was fired by Milwaukee Mayor Cavalier Johnson this week after Johnson discovered she had requested the ballots,” the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported. “Johnson said Zapata’s actions may have been to show voter fraud was possible.
“This has every appearance of being an egregious and blatant violation of trust,” Johnson said. “Election integrity is absolutely integral. It’s absolutely essential.
The report confirms that absentee ballot fraud is actually an issue that Americans should be concerned about, contrary to media narratives about the 2020 election.
But there may be more to the story than meets the eye. Dan O’Donnell, host of the Dan O’Donnell Show, tweeted out a thread on the developments on Thursday:
HOLY S*: Kimberly Zapata, the deputy director of the City of Milwaukee Election Commission has just been fired for committing election fraud by obtaining fake military ballots and sending them to Assembly Elections Committee chairwoman Janel Brandtjen.
On Monday, Brandtjen alerted law enforcement that someone had sent military ballots in the names of people who don’t exist to her home in what Brandtjen believed was an effort to alert her to how easy it is to commit vote fraud using military ballots.
Milwaukee Elections Commission Director Claire Woodall-Vogg says she believes that Zapata was attempting to point out that military ballots can be requested and sent out without a photo ID or even voter registration through the public website. (MyVote.WI.Gov)
As reported earlier, Wisconsin is not the only state to have taken aggressive action against an election official implicated in voting improprieties.
The Virginia Election Integrity Unit earlier dismissed a county elections official for 2020 voting irregularities and charged her with two felony counts of corrupt conduct and making a false statement. The Washington Post recently reported on the felony counts facing the ex-voting official and her summary dismissal.
“Michele White, the ex-Prince William County registrar of voters, said in her first comments on the criminal charges against her that the case is an attack on Virginia’s election officials and could have a chilling effect on their ability to do their job,” the Washington Post reported on October 7.
“White said she did nothing ‘wrong or illegal’ in conducting the vote, but she has not yet been told the exact nature of the allegations,” the report continued.
“White was indicted last month on two felony counts of corrupt conduct and making a false statement as an election official, as well as a misdemeanor for willful neglect of duty by an elected official,” the Washington Post added. “The conduct is alleged to have occurred during the 2020 election season.”
“White resigned from her job in April 2021, following an emergency meeting of the Prince William County elections board,” the Post went on. “White said the board asked for her resignation, but did not explain why.”
“Now that we have a Republican governor, who is out campaigning for other Republican governors who claim the election was stolen, I feel that my unexplained resignation and the personal agendas of a few aggrieved staff have created an opportunity for the Governor to use me as a way to show a need for the Election integrity Unit,” White wrote in a text message. “It’s just a good show.”
The Democratic Party is screaming bloody murder about the Election Integrity Unit (which is a pretty good sign that it is onto something.)
In August, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis announced that his Election Crimes Unit had already made a number of arrests.
and FDLE, the state of Florida, has charged and is in the process of arresting 20 individuals across the state for voter fraud,” DeSantis said.
“Now the majority of these people illegally voted in Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade,” DeSantis said. “Although there are others in other parts of the state, these folks voted illegally in this case, and there’s going to be other grounds for other prosecutions in the future.”
“These folks voted illegally… They are disqualified from voting because they have been convicted of either murder or sexual assault,” he said.
As the New York Post recently pointed out, contrary to Democrats’ recent claims to the contrary, election fraud is not a figment of the political right’s imagination:
- In May 2016, CBS2 Los Angeles identified 265 dead voters in southern California. Many cast ballots “year after year.”
- The Heritage Foundation’s non-exhaustive survey confirms, since 2000, at least 742 criminal vote-fraud convictions.
- North Carolina announced in April 2014 that 13,416 dead voters were registered, and 81 of them recently had voted. Among 35,750 North Carolinians also registered in other states, 765 voted in November 2012, both inside and outside the Tarheel State.
- South Carolina’s attorney general concluded in January 2012 that 953 people “were deceased at the time of their participation in recent elections.”
- The Public Interest Legal Foundation recently discovered that Virginia removed 5,556 non-citizens from its voter rolls between 2011 and last May. Among these non-Americans, 1,852 had cast a total of 7,474 illegal ballots across multiple elections.
In 2020, a Democratic Party whistleblower contacted the New York Post and said that “fraud is more the rule than the exception” when it comes to mail-in voting.” The whistleblower, who described himself as a Bernie Sanders supporter, explained that the ballots themselves are easy to reproduce and feature no security features. ‘No excuse’ absentee ballots continue to pose a threat to the integrity of U.S. elections, as was the consensus among election watchdogs prior to the 2020 election.
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