Supporters of Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) have allegedly been participating in a ballot harvesting scheme, an investigation from Project Veritas revealed.
Video footage obtained by Project Veritas shows operative Liban Mohamed bragging about collecting hundreds of ballots.
"Numbers do not lie. Numbers do not lie. … You can see my car is full. All these here are absentee ballots. Can't you see? Look at all these; my car is full," Mohamed can be heard saying in the video.
A whistleblower in the case, Omar Jamal, said that the representative's alleged ballot harvesting is an "open secret," adding that Omar staffers allegedly also organize cash-for-votes schemes.
"She [Ilhan Omar] will do anything that she can do to get elected and she [Ilhan Omar] has hundreds of people on the streets doing that," Jamal said.
Project Veritas said the ballot harvesting scheme operates at three locations inside Ward 6: The Riverside Plaza apartments, the senior citizen community at Horn Towers, and the Minneapolis Elections and Voter Services office at 980 E. Hennepin Ave., which is also a voting location and ballot drop-off site.
"Ballot harvesting is real, and it has become a big business. Our investigation into this ballot harvesting ring demonstrates clearly how these unscrupulous operators exploit the elderly and immigrant communities — and have turned the sacred ballot box into a commodities trading desk," said James O'Keefe, founder and CEO of Project Veritas.
Federal law punishes paying for votes and intimidation of voters, as well as voting on the behalf of others illegally.