Election malfeasance is selectively taken seriously by the Left and their allies in the corporate-controlled media.
Stories were repeated ad nauseum in legacy outlets, including (laughably) how five-figures worth of Facebook ads by the Russians were able to tip the scales from Hillary Clinton to Donald Trump during the 2016 election.
Now, explosive Pennsylvania testimony explains how left-wing money infiltrated election offices.
Shocking new evidence from a public hearing shows that the offices of Democrat Governor Tom Wolf colluded with far-left activists to use millions of dollars of private money to fund get-out-the-vote operations in selected blue counties of the state.
At a public hearing, State Sen. Lisa Baker and Rep. Eric Nelson spoke in support of legislation that seeks to ban dark money from elections and investigative journalist Todd Shepherd spoke of his extensive probe into the insertion of private funds into the 2020 election.
Shepherd showed how consultants working for far-left organizations coordinated with Gov. Wolf’s office to lobby five selected blue counties to apply for private grants, in order to juice turnout for their preferred political party.
Emails showed that a major consultant involved in the counties, Marc Solomon, worked for the Center for Secure and Modern Elections, or the CSME.
Shepherd said, “What’s important to know about CSME is that it is not a 501(c)3, but rather it is a fiscally sponsored project of the New Venture Fund. The New Venture Fund is managed by Arabella Advisors, a massive Progressive dark-money group you’ve never heard of. The New York Times called out the New Venture Fund in its article headlined, ‘Democrats decried dark money. Then they won with it in 2020.'”
Other leftist organizations were involved in the scheme to lobby blue counties to obtain grants and the lead strategist in Pennsylvania for The Voter Project bragged that the group “was instrumental in signing up over 3.2 million people to vote by mail and leading the soft-side effort to win the swing state in 2020.”
Emails showed The Voter Project’s Gwen Camp introducing Delaware County’s Christine Reuther to CSME’s Solomon, saying they had “both been hearing about the other’s operations” and “wanted to get everyone together to talk about the potential for an official partnership.”
Camp copied Jessica Walls-Lavelle, a special advisor to the Chief of Staff on election reform in Wolf’s office, on that email, along with The Voters Project lead Pennsylvania strategist Kevin Mack.
Pennsylvania wasn’t the only state where left-wing money funded state-run get-out-the-vote efforts for Biden, but here, the emails connect the grant process to government actors and show the state’s collaboration with left-wing political activists to lobby Democrat-only counties.
This evidence raises Constitutional concerns under the Equal Protection Clause of the U.S. Constitution.
The testimony ought to be enough to raise alarm bells concerning private collaboration with elected officials, but even if the state legislature were to advance the bill, it would very likely be vetoed by Governor Wolf.
The only way to reform this process that is, at minimum shady, and quite possibly illegal is for Republicans to win the Governor’s race and grow their majority in the legislature.
Luckily for Pennsylvanians, November affords just that opportunity.
Stay tuned to Blue State Blues for any updates to this ongoing story.