By The Blaze. Former Philadelphia Judge of Elections Domenick J. DeMuro has pleaded guilty to stuffing ballot boxes for Democratic candidates in primary elections in 2014, 2015, and 2016.
U.S. Attorney William M. McSwain announced in a news release Thursday, detailing how DeMuro, 73, defrauded the public and took bribes in doing so. He was charged and pleaded guilty on the same day.
The two counts were listed as follows:
(1) conspiracy to deprive Philadelphia voters of their civil rights by fraudulently stuffing the ballot boxes for specific Democratic candidates in the 2014, 2015, and 2016 primary elections, and (2) a violation of the Travel Act, which forbids the use of any facility in interstate commerce (here, a cell phone) with the intent to promote certain illegal activity (here, bribery).
During the plea hearing, DeMuro admitted that a political consultant, who was not named, gave him money in return for him illegally adding votes to certain Democratic candidates who had either hired the consultant or were the consultant’s preferred candidates. (Read more from “Former Judge of Elections Admits to Stuffing Ballot Boxes for Democrats in Return for Bribe Money” HERE)
Trump Claims ‘Total Election Fraud’ as Coronavirus Could Force States to Vote by Mail
By WJLA. As state election officials scramble to expand absentee voting options amid the pandemic, President Donald Trump has called into question the integrity of the process, accusing his rivals of trying to steal the November election by mail.
Before leaving the White House for Michigan Thursday, President Trump rejected the idea of states adopting vote-by-mail systems. “We don’t want them to do mail-in ballots because it’s going to lead to total election fraud,” Trump told reporters. (Read more from “Trump Claims ‘Total Election Fraud’ as Coronavirus Could Force States to Vote by Mail” HERE)