Trump calls for investigation into alleged ballot harvesting operation for Rep. Omar

by Joel Abbott · Sep 28th, 2020 3:32 pm

Last Updated Sep 30th, 2020 at 3:04 am

President Trump called Monday for an investigation into allegations of voter fraud by Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) in the 2018 election

An undercover operation by Project Veritas alleged Omar staffers worked to take ballots from citizens, mostly senior citizens, and fill them out on their behalf for Omar. Project Veritas asserts that there are hundreds of such people involved in the scheme.

"At the end of this street, there's three towers called Horn Towers. And it's all seniors. And they took every ballot. Every single ballot. They knock on the door and say, the ballot's come, give it to me," said one source in the undercover video.

After the news broke, the president took aim at Omar on Twitter.

The Republican Party of Minnesota has also called for an investigation into Omar, pointing out the "shockingly high" voter turnout in the county in 2018.

"We may now have the explanation," said Jennifer Carnahan, the Minnesota GOP Chairman. "If what appears in the Project Veritas video is accurate the results of every election that touched Hennepin County in 2018 are in question. An investigation needs to be by somebody from outside the MN DFL (Democrat-Farmer-Labor) power structure and outside of Minnesota, we call on U.S. Attorney General William Barr to launch a full investigation."

The Omar campaign has denied any wrongdoing, claiming that none of the people on the video work for the congresswoman.


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