As another election approaches here in the United States, the news cycle is bound to turn to election security and the opposing views that our two major political parties have in regard to that subject.
On the right, there are real concerns about the possibility of voter fraud, particularly when it comes to some of the less-secure forms of voting; absentee ballots, drop-off ballot boxes, and the like.
But for the Democrats, there has long been a pervasive unwillingness to speak on the subject of voter fraud, and a rather obtuse motivation to pretend as though the problem rarely occurs at all.
The only problem being that there is a great deal of evidence refuting this position, some of which come from within the Democratic Party itself.
A former Pennsylvania congressman was sentenced to over two years in jail for committing election fraud aimed at helping Democratic candidates.
“Protecting the legitimacy of elections is critical to ensuring the public’s trust in the process,” FBI Philadelphia Division Special Agent in Charge Jacqueline Maguire said in a press release last week. “Through his actions, Ozzie Myers pointedly disdained both the will of Philadelphia voters and the rule of law. He’s now a federal felon twice over, heading back behind bars, with time to consider the great consequence of free and fair elections.”
The charges were dramatic.
Former Rep. Michael “Ozzie” Myers pleaded guilty to frequently stuffing ballots, conspiring to illegally vote in a federal election and deprive civil rights, voting records falsification, and bribery in favor of Democratic candidates, according to a Department of Justice press release. He carried out the schemes in Pennsylvania during the 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 elections, the DOJ said.
The former Representative was expelled from Congress after being charged with bribery, spending 3 years in prison on account of it.