Voter fraud - called a "myth" or "rare" by Democrats and their mainstream media accomplices - is rampant in some areas. And while other examples of voter fraud have popped up over the recent past, a new video expose by Project Veritas shows just how big the problem can be when corrupt politics meets dirty money.
In a previous article about voter fraud, this writer reported on a Department of Justice (DOJ) press release about election officials in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, throwing out a batch of ballots that all had one thing in common: Every ballot was cast for Donald Trump. Other recent examples abound.
Perhaps the most glaring example to date has been the ballot harvesting scheme in Minneapolis. That scheme involved the corrupt political machine that has been built up around Representative Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) and her cohorts in the Democratic - Farmer - Labor Party.
A new report by Project Veritas shows that voter fraud also has a foothold in the Lone Star State - and the Republican party there has been infiltrated by Democrat voter fraud operatives. In two videos, Project Veritas exposes Raquel Rodriguez, a consultant for GOP House candidate Mauro Garza for working as part what Project Veritas founder James O'Keefe calls "a voter fraud system positioned to swing Texas in 2020."
In the first video, Rodriguez is shown pressuring an elderly voter to change her vote for U.S. Senator from Incumbent John Cornyn (R-Texas) to Democrat challenger Mary Jennings Hegar. As Project Veritas reported, "At one point during the investigation, one Project Veritas journalist paid $500 to accompany Rodriguez on her rounds to collect ballots."
In an exchange recorded with a hidden camera by a Project Veritas journalist, Rodriguez literally examined a woman's ballot and convinced her to change her vote from Cornyn to Hegar.
Raquel Rodriguez: "You can do, you can vote for whoever you want, but our conversation that we had, you said you were voting for Hegar, 'cause you were going straight Democrat. You said you're voting straight Democrat per our conversation, so that when you're voting for the straight Dem - 'cause that's what you want to do, correct?"
In the video, Rodriguez shows the woman how to correct the ballot so it looks like an accident, by crossing out the line for Cornyn and putting her initials next to the line. "You're going to, you're going to dot that in -and the line goes like this, and then your initials are going to be right there, so, that way they know it was done accidentally."
Journalist: "So, John Cornyn, she voted for John Cornyn and then you made her -"
Raquel Rodriguez: "That's my job."
After the voter "corrected" her ballot, Rodriguez presented her with a shawl as a gift.
The shawl was not an anomaly, either. It was standard operating procedure. Rodriguez said Garza gave her a gift budget of $2,500 for his campaign, and in addition to the shawls, she gives voters rosaries, diabetic socks, and wallets.
And, as Project Vertitas reports:
Sometimes, the ballot chaser said she hosts parties at a bar for her voters, some of them former inmates recruited by her colleague, Tommy Acosta.
"Tommy does what's called, like barbecues, so like an example, this coming Thursday at a bar, we're going to feed 45 ex-felons that we registered because they're going to all vote," she said.
The parties are thrown after everyone votes, she said.
Raquel Rodriguez: "So, guess what we're going to do? We're taking them to a bar to go eat, OK. I got some people to go to the bar and guess what? I had to f#cking take them beer. I was like, are y'all going to come and vote or not? And they were like we're going to meet you right now. I said come meet me because when you get to the bar, I'm going to have a bucket of beer for all of y'all to drink. I just took care of it. Just said your bucket is there."
And lest anyone attempt to trot out an excuse of this all being some kind of honest mistake on the part of Rodriguez, she is shown saying, "I could go to jail. I'm a little apprehensive to tell anybody what I'm f**king doing, you know what I'm saying?"
The report goes on to show Rodriguez being concerned about what one of the undercover Project Veritas journalists had seen her doing:
Raquel Rodriguez: "What I do picking up those ballots when he was with me - that's illegal. I could go to jail. I'm a little apprehensive to tell anybody what I'm f#cking doing, you know what I'm saying?
And she boasts of forming personal relationships with senior citizens when she harvests their ballots. She then took advantage of early voting ballot drop-off sites to avoid suspicion, saying, "I go throughout the entire city. If I have a bunch of them, what I do if I have a bunch of them, I'll take 20 [ballots] here, 30 [ballots] here, 40 [ballots] here."
In a second video, Rodriguez is shown boasting about how much money she makes chasing ballots and admitting that though she works for Mauro Garza, the Republican House hopeful for Texas' 20th District, she is "against Trump," adding, "OK. I'm with Biden and I'm with Hegar. That's the truth."
She goes on to brag of the Texas Republicans who are secretly working for Democrats. She also claims to be responsible for 7,000 votes delivered in Bexar County, Texas. O'Keefe calls this "a stunning example of how fragile our republic has become."
As Project Veritas reported:
Rodriguez told a Project Veritas journalist she would not work for President Donald J. Trump.
Rodriguez did not say directly that she was paid by former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr.'s campaign or the campaign for Democratic Senate candidate Mary Jennings "MJ" Hegar, but she said she was working for both candidates and she does not work for free.
"Yeah, I'm getting the Biden vote out, but I mean I'm not going to do it for free - in other words if they don't pay me, I'm like excuse me?" she said.
"I'm against Trump. OK. I'm with Biden and I'm with Hegar. That's the truth," she said. "I've got three Democrats; three Republicans and the rest are Democrats." Hegar is running against Republican Sen. John Cornyn III.
Rodriguez said it is not about party loyalty, it is about the money, when a Project Veritas journalist asked about what it would take to hire her -and among her clients are Texas Republicans secretly helping the Democrats win, she said.
"My people are undercover because some of them are Republicans," she said. "Some of them are Democrats. Some of them are just wanting to get the right people in office, so some of the Republicans are precinct chairs that cannot be known because they could get kicked out, but they want to help Biden - and so that's how they're helping me."
Rodriguez said she was also hired to help candidates running for judge.
"So, those three judges that you're talking about, and that's her name? Renee Yanta, Nicole Garza, right? They're paying me $3,500. Me, $3,500 to make sure that their name is on the ballot," she said. Yanta is a Republican and Garza is a Democrat.
Rodriguez even said she looks forward to judges, like Yanta, being in her debt.
"Renee Yanta, she's running for [judge], so the thing is, I'm going to have people like that with me, like in my pocket, you know what I'm saying?" she said.
After Tuesday's release of the first video, Mauro Garza - who owns a the gay nightclub Pegasus just north of downtown San Antonio, Texas - condemned those practices and said that Rodriguez was no longer working for his campaign. He also denied any knowledge of any wrongdoing.
Of course, given the hidden camera statements made by Rodriguez, Garza is not looking so innocent.
While this report is specifically about what is happening in Texas, it is also likely a glimpse into what is happening all over the country as Democrats pull out all stops to steal elections. Given the other examples of voter fraud and tampering nationwide, it is obvious that voter fraud is rampant, despite the claims of the mainstream media.