A former U.S. Congressman was charged in July with "stuffing" the ballot boxes in 2014, 2015 and 2016 primary elections.
According to prosecutors, Michael "Ozzie" Myers (D-Penn.) conspired with and bribed the former Judge of Elections for the 39th Ward, 36th Division, Domenick J. Demuro, who oversaw all federal and local elections in his area.
Demuro pleaded guilty.
Here's how prosecutors say the operation worked. (These allegations are accusations and are not considered proven in a court of law.)
Myers acted as a "consultant" for federal, state and local political candidates, including some running for judgeships.
Myers used a portion of his "consulting fees" to bribe Demuro and others "in return for tampering with election results."
The payments to Demuro ranged from $300 to $5,000 per election.
Demuro would "illegally add votes for certain candidates of their mutual party [Democrats] in primary elections."
Demuro would "add fraudulent votes on the voting machine – also known as 'ringing up' votes" for Myers’ clients and preferred candidates."
At Myers’ direction, Demuro would add these fraudulent votes to the totals during Election Day, and then would later falsely certify that the voting machine results were accurate.
Myers, now in his 70s, was expelled from Congress in 1980 after reportedly taking a bribe in the infamous FBI Abscam case.
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The following is the news release from the Department of Justice dated July 23.
Former Congressman Charged with Ballot Stuffing, Bribery, and Obstruction
A former U.S. Congressman was charged Tuesday in an indictment unsealed today, with conspiring to violate voting rights by fraudulently stuffing the ballot boxes for specific candidates in the 2014, 2015, and 2016 primary elections, bribery of an election official, falsification of records, voting more than once in federal elections, and obstruction of justice.
Michael “Ozzie” Myers, 77, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is charged with conspiring with and bribing the former Judge of Elections for the 39th Ward, 36th Division, Domenick J. Demuro. Demuro, who pleaded guilty previously in federal court in Philadelphia, was responsible for overseeing the entire election process and all voter activities of his division in accord with federal and state election laws.
“Free and fair elections are the hallmark of our system of government,” said Acting Assistant Attorney General Brian C. Rabbitt of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division. “The Department of Justice has zero tolerance for corruption of the electoral process, and we will spare no effort in investigating and prosecuting those who would seek an unfair advantage at the polls by bribing state and local officials responsible for ensuring the fairness of our elections.”
“Voting is the cornerstone of our democracy. If only one vote has been illegally rung up or fraudulently stuffed into a ballot box, the integrity of that entire election is undermined,” said U.S. Attorney William M. McSwain of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. “Votes are not things to be purchased and democracy is not for sale. If you are a political consultant, election official, or work with the polling places in any way, I urge you to do your job honestly and faithfully. That is what the public deserves, it is what democracy demands, and it is what my office will enforce.”
“Transparent and fair elections are integral to the proper functioning of our democracy,” said Special Agent in Charge Michael J. Driscoll of the FBI’s Philadelphia Division. “Those who seek to corrupt the vote threaten the public’s trust in the process and must be brought to justice. The FBI is determined to protect the integrity of our electoral system.”
“These charges, announced today by the Justice Department, clearly illustrate allegations of absolute disregard for the sanctity of our electoral system,” said Captain Leo D. Hannon Jr., Director of the Special Investigations Division of the Pennsylvania State Police. “As disheartening as this conduct may be for the voting public in Philadelphia and elsewhere, the citizens we serve should be reassured by the fearless and tireless work of the attorneys, agents, and troopers tasked with the continuation of this active investigation. Particularly in the current atmosphere of impending elections, the Pennsylvania State Police prioritize investigations into allegations of voter fraud and public corruption.”
Myers is charged with bribing Demuro to illegally add votes for certain candidates of their mutual party in primary elections. Some of these candidates were individuals running for judicial office whose campaigns had hired Myers, and others were candidates for various federal, state, and local elective offices whom Myers favored for a variety of reasons. According to the indictment, Myers would solicit payments from his clients in the form of cash or checks as “consulting fees,” and then use portions of these funds to pay Demuro and others in return for tampering with election results.
After receiving payments ranging from between $300 to $5,000 per election from the consultant, the court papers allege Demuro would add fraudulent votes on the voting machine – also known as “ringing up” votes – for Myers’ clients and preferred candidates, thereby diluting the value of ballots cast by actual voters. At Myers’ direction, Demuro would add these fraudulent votes to the totals during Election Day, and then would later falsely certify that the voting machine results were accurate. Myers is also accused of directing Demuro to lie about the circumstances of the bribes and the ballot-stuffing scheme to investigators.
This case is being investigated by the FBI with assistance from the Pennsylvania State Police. It is being prosecuted by Richard C. Pilger, Director of the Elections Crimes Branch of the Criminal Division’s Public Integrity Section and Assistant U.S. Attorney Eric L. Gibson.
An indictment is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.
Full Measure Team,
Such corruption has a ROOT CAUSE !
Western students are not being taught
THE idea, “Right vs. Wrong,”—because
Marxian/Utopian LEFTISM saturates
EDUCATION and ENTERTAINMENT and
MSM: the prevalence of “Don’t be judg-
mental” is powerful evidence of that (mis)
Compare the JUDGMENTAL 1950s to Post 1950s NON-JUDGMENTAL
America—then find, that the ROOT CAUSE is RADICAL Feminism, which,
at its ROOT, is M A R X I A N..
“Of the 5,300 children enrolled in the Ohio Behavioral Health Juvenile Justice Initiative since 2006, 21% reported that someone close to them had been murdered in the past year. Nearly half of the boys and more than a quarter of the girls in the program have both a substance abuse and mental health disorder.” :
Copy my essay to paper, then nix it, Sharyl :
L I B E R A L S' C U L T
N O N - J U D G M E N T A L I S M
"Keep an open mind but don't let your brains fall
out" is good advice for our time. It is becoming
increasingly apparent that we've let our brains spill
out all over the place in failing to question, with
sound reasoning, certain ideas being applied to
contemporary social problems by liberal emoters.
One such idea in need of closer examination is
Christian in origin, but liberals have seized it as a
means for disarming anyone who decries alternative
lifestyles (immoral behaviors): "Judge not lest ye be
judged," or, as liberals say, "Don't be judgmental."
This idea has been extremely destructive to America.
Would that liberals direct us more reasonably
to "Condemn not, lest ye be condemned" -- since
judging is indispensable to social progress and
equates with reasoning while condemning is more the
final and irrevocable consequence of judging and
bereft of forgiveness -- then we could possibly halt
the current moral decline.
Would Jesus of the New Testament admonish us not to
think? Wasn't his command to the adulteress, "Go and
sin no more," both a judgment and a warning? If so,
why would he deny us the same means for keeping good
social order? Without societal judgments (sanctions)
on adultery or murder or robbery, there would be no
good social order. And, yet, conservatives are
admonished by liberals not to judge whenever
confronted by immorality.
All laws and social mores for sustaining good civil
society were derived from, and are sustained by, the
constant judging of our own and others' experiences
(beliefs, actions, situations), both private and
public. In fact, there would be no civilization
without judging everything and everyone, and all the
time. This is the means we humans have used to get a
step or two away from savagery.
Can you think of a more evil and efficacious means
for destroying civil society than instructing humans
not to judge one another? How many times have
liberal talk-show hosts and their liberal guests
exclaimed "Don't be judgmental!" when anyone
challenged deviant social behavior? On its surface
the idea appears noble and constructive, but it
really means "Don't think," as liberals would have us
use it. And when applied literally and broadly to
social issues the effects are devastating, as our
society's rapid deterioration evinces.
We're now witnessing a great social upheaval caused
by over three decades of liberals spewing that weak-
minded drivel. Aren't children killing children in
the streets, using and dealing drugs, joining gangs
to terrorize law-abiding citizens, engaging in
deviant sexuality and dying from STDs, having babies
out of wedlock or aborting their wombed babies? And
isn't our society crumbling all around us because the
idea "Don't be judgmental" began to spread in earnest
during the Sixties, and now is firmly entrenched in
our social consciousness; especially in our public
schools where "values-free education" is the standard?
America is in rapid decline on all cultural fronts
because of liberals' decades-long liberalism. Would
that liberals had understood the benefits of
j u d g i n g . . .
Stephen Triesch says
Of course, the directive to be "non-judgmental" only applies to those topics - usually concerning sexual morality or gender - which the left wants to put beyond debate or moral censure. But in most other areas, leftists are among the most judgmental and controlling people you are likely to meet.
Byron Chan says
As shown by the intolerance of our Education system!
The indoctrination has finally achieve the initial goal of producing a obedient society willing to exchange personal freedoms, rights and opportunity in exchange for pennies and false security from the political masters!
Yawn!!! Double Dose of Thorazine, nurse. Stat.
Byron Chan says
Wait, what? According to the partisan judiciary, State Officials, Federal Agencies and even SCOTUS; election fraud doesn't exist. Or at least isn't significant to sway the outcome. So this Democrat, criminal should be freed immediately with all charges dismissed! At least that is what the woke segment of our society would have us believe.
Is 2020 to be the year our Constitution finally died?
I believe the majority of our nation remains willingly ignorant to the scale of the election fraud all because of the cover-up enabled by the complicit partisan media and tech titans!
If Joe Biden & the Democrats are allowed to perpetrate this diabolical fraud, then there's no question that average American's can no longer rely on Constitutional Rights and blind justice! And that "We The People", is now merely a hollow term.
—getting to the crux of the
matter of C U L P A B I L I T Y :
CIA STOLE ELECTION :
“The CIA powerful supercomputer system known as the Hammer with its application Scorecard was deployed to steal the 2020 election from President Donald J. Trump as it was done earlier to help Obama and Biden.
“Our beloved United States of America is now a Banana Republic. The Dominion Voter Systems with the software of the Smartmatic voting machines from Venezuela were used in 30 states and Puerto Rico to commit massive election fraud.
“They were assisted by the CIA, crooked poll workers and supervisors, Democratic mayors and governors and leaders of the Marxist Democratic Party in Congress, Big Tech, and the corrupt media, including Fox News.
“Even though the state legislatures have not certified a winner, votes are still being counted and in others recounted. The Trump campaign is in the process of filing . . .” :
The acting assistant AG says that the DOJ has zero tolerance for corruption of the election process. hello!!! 2020 Election!!!!!. All these bastards just use nice words, but they do not really mean what they say. I tell you all, only you and I regular people are worth anything. These government people are all garbage.
Tom Garvey says
As freshman Congressman, he got in fight at restaurant. Punched waitress and broke her jaw. Got caught up later on in Abscam sting. Real class act.
If society is deteriorating to the point that people will not self-discipline, then we need to institute the world=wide accepted punishment for cheating in any contest, DISQUALIFICATION.
Hopefully, candidates will be able to control their supporters and if not, too bad.
—From ”deterioration” to death throes ?
Consider this example :
State-Sanctioned Child Mutilation!—of the-Would-Be-a-Boy GIRLS :
Libertine/Leftist parents introduce that idea,
of “Gender Dysphoria,” driving the doubt and
resulting butchery of G I R L S, growing up
through NORMAL sexual-development stages
—for both - EVOLVING! - boys and girls.
george eady says
WELL THIS SAYS A LOT .OF WHY THINKS ARE THIS BAD . IT TOOK TO LONG TO HOLD THEM ACCOUNTABLE .. AND THIS HAS NOT STOPED EVEN BEFOR THEN . THE RAT PACK HAS NO SOUL. NO LAWS MATTER. CLEAN OUT THE SWAMP .AND FILL UP OUR PRISONS WITH THE REEL BAD PEOPLE. AND LET THEM OTHERS GO DID NOT KILL OR HURT WOMAN OR KIDS .