For nearly two years, Democrats have cried foul about Russian meddling in the 2016 Presidential election. However, some liberals only seem to possess strong convictions about voter fraud when their party is negatively affected. On September 15, 2018, an Illinois union leader drumming up support for the Democratic gubernatorial nominee in The Prairie State was captured on camera urging an audience to “vote early, vote often, whatever you can get away with.”
According to KMOV-TV, the president of Local 439 Steamfitters/Pipefitters Union, Totsy Bailey, told the crowd at a rally in Caseyville, Illinois that JB Pritzker was a “great candidate for governor.” Pritzker will face off against incumbent Republican Governor Bruce Rauner in November of 2018.
In support of his candidate of choice, Bailey said, “He’s gonna win. He’s gonna win big. But he won’t win if we do not get out and vote. We need to early vote. Like I say, we can play East St. Louis route … vote early, vote often, whatever you can get away with. I shouldn’t say that, but I really don’t care.”
Bailey’s comments were met with laughter from the crowd. In a video recorded at the event, the president of Local 439 Steamfitters/Pipefitters Union introduces a speaker. United States Senator Dick Durbin, Democrat, and Pritzker were two of the speakers at the rally. Referring to the event, Pritzker tweeted, “I had a great time getting the crowd fired up at a Metro East Labor Rally with Treasurer @mikeforillinois, State Rep. Jay Hoffman and so many others! Unions built the middle class – that’s why we’re fighting for them to succeed.” According to multiple sources, neither Durbin nor Pritzker addressed the remarks made by Bailey.
When KMOV-TV reached out to them, Pritzker’s spokeswoman, Jordan Abudayyeh, was the only one who responded. Deflecting the blatant problem with Bailey’s comments, Abudayyeh said, “Voting is no joking matter, particularly in an election with so much at stake. Illinois can’t afford another four years of failure from Bruce Rauner and JB is proud to be running on real plans to get Illinois back on track. Whether during early voting starting September 27th or on Election Day, JB encourages all Illinoisans who are able to exercise their right to vote”
When KMOV-TV approached Bailey about his remarks, the union leader stated that he didn’t have a comment about them before reportedly hanging up the phone.
Liberals are claiming Bailey’s comments were made jokingly. However, The Federalist Papers reported that the Illinois Republican Party feels the issue should be referred to the state’s Attorney General’s office.
According to a recent Fox News report, names of non-United States citizens are increasingly being found on voter rolls. According to the Washington Times, Elizaveta Shuvalova, a Russian native who received her citizenship in this country in 2017, was alarmingly registered as an authorized voter in 2012 when her name was placed on the San Francisco voter rolls.
Shuvalova’s voter log revealed that she signed up as a Democrat in July of 2012. Confused about seeing herself in the voter rolls, the Russian native said, “I’ve never registered for anything in my entire life. This is news to me.” In 2016, Shuvalova’s voter registration was canceled when she told voter authorities that she couldn’t legally vote due to her non-citizenship status.
The woman, who does identify herself as a Democrat, stated, “This is definitely a shocker to me. It is like an identity fraud because this is not coming from my end. Like I told you, I haven’t even been a citizen during that time frame. So what can we do about it?” Some groups contend that Shuvalova’s situation is far from an isolated case.
The Public Interest Legal Foundation, a non-profit organization that specializes in election integrity, discovered that non-United States citizens are being added to voter rolls in multiple states including New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Virginia. In 2017, this group unveiled that a mind-boggling 5,600 hundred people listed on voter logs in Virginia were determined to be non-United States citizens. A third of these people had voted in previous elections. With the frightening reality of voter fraud in America, comments like Bailey’s should always be taken seriously.
~ Freedom News Report