President Trump took to Twitter just after midnight on Monday to demand that the Minnesota House of Representatives’ Ilhan Umar be prosecuted for allegedly saying ‘ballot harvest’.
‘This is completely illegal,’ the president tweeted Monday morning.
‘I believe this and many of his misdeeds are under serious scrutiny for the American lawyer in Minnesota ???
‘If not, why not ??? ‘We will win because of Minnesota and law enforcement.
‘Minneapolis & Iron O Range Saved!’
President Trump (left) has called on his own judiciary to investigate Minnesota House of Representatives Democrat Ilhan Omar (right), who is accused of voter fraud by his supporters.
‘This is completely illegal,’ the president tweeted on Monday. ‘I believe this and many of his misdeeds are under serious scrutiny for the American lawyer in Minnesota ??? If not, why not ??? ‘
Trump responded Monday to a statement from Project Veridas’ James O’Keefe claiming that Umar’s supporters were illegally harvesting ballots.
According to O’Keefe, who lives in Minneapolis, Liban Mohamed illegally collected about 300 votes primarily from Somali immigrants, primarily to help his brother, city councilor Jamal Usman.
Mohamed O’Keefe has been accused of ‘fake news’ on Twitter.
Omar was one of four Democratic women known as ‘The Squad’, who was frequently targeted for criticism by the president and his supporters.
Others are House representatives. Alexandria Oaxacio-Cortes of New York; Rashida head of Michigan; And Ianna Presley of Massachusetts.
Last week, Trump went after Omar again at an election rally in Pennsylvania, suggesting that the United States was not his country.
‘She tells us how to run our country. Where did you come from? ‘Trump said of the Somali-born Democrat who is an American citizen.
‘How was your country?’ The President added.
Omar backed away from Trump’s comments, calling his rallies even ‘cult’.
‘First, this is my country, I’m a member of the House of Commons,’ the Minnesota legislator tweeted.
‘Second, I escaped the Civil War when I was 8 years old. Even if you treat our country like a country, 8 year olds do not run a country. ‘
Minnesota is considered a major swing state in the upcoming presidential election.
According to the latest poll compiled by the news site Five Dirtydit, Trump’s Democratic opponent Joe Biden leads the state by six points.
The president responded Monday to Veritas’ claim by James O’Keefe’s plan that Umar’s supporters in Minneapolis were illegally ‘harvesting the ballot’.
O’Keefe’s project Veritas released a video of Liban Mohammed, brother of Minneapolis city councilor Jamal Osman, illegally dropping about 300 votes during the recent election.
Project Veritas now claims that Democrats are involved in widespread voter fraud.
Democrats say Trump and his allies are trying to sow doubt in the unity of the upcoming election by making baseless allegations of wrongdoing.
Ballot harvesting, also known as ‘ballot collecting’, is legal in most states.
‘Ballot harvesting’, also known as ‘ballot collection’, is a legal practice in many states that allows third parties to collect votes on behalf of weak or disabled voters who are physically unable to go to the polls. In Minnesota, the law allows a third party to collect more than three votes. File photo above 2008 election poll in Minnesota
It allows third parties to collect and distribute votes to voters.
Although widely enforced and rarely abused, the rule allowing third parties to collect and return multiple votes remains a source of impartial controversy.
More than half of the states allow third parties to collect votes.
Political groups and campaigns from both parties have been conducting ballot collection programs aimed at increasing turnout, ensuring that elderly, domestic, disabled or people living far away from the U.S. Postal Service can withdraw their ballots.
Trump and the GOP have opened the door to ‘ballot harvesting’ fraud and fought to control it.
This is exacerbated by the fact that states are preparing for greater credibility by voting or abstaining from voting between COVID-19.
In Minnesota, the law states that a third party cannot return more than three votes.
Since 2016 California has allowed someone to collect an unlimited number of votes from voters, however it prevents them from paying based on how many ballots they return.
This year, Republicans and Democrats sued Pennsylvania, Florida and Minnesota for collecting third-party votes.
In Wisconsin, a conservative law firm called the Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty called on election officials to outlaw the process.
Officials said they were unaware of any attempt to systematically collect votes that were not in the state and did not impose a provision prohibiting it, although state laws in particular did not address the ‘ballot harvest’.