A group of undercover journalists from Project Veritas recorded a vote buyer in action in Bexar County, Texas, and broadcast a video that the state attorney general called “shocking.”
The investigators infiltrated the electoral fraud network that has bought thousands of votes, according to Project Veritas that investigates corruption cases, on Oct. 27.
“We keep hearing voter fraud is a myth and anyone who challenges that notion is simply creating hysteria,” said Veritas Project founder and CEO James O’Keefe in recounting the case.
O’Keefe attached portions of the recording to one of his tweets, in which Raquel Rodriguez, a ballot chaser, tells of her rates and conditions, now allegedly seeking votes for Biden and Democratic senatorial candidate Mary Jennings Hegar.
“BREAKING: Ballot Chaser Reveals MASSIVE Voter Fraud To Elect @JoeBiden
‘Some of my Republicans are precinct chairs that cannot be known…They want to help Biden’
‘For the entire team I’m looking at…$55,000’
‘$55k for 5k votes, top of the ticket, Hegar/Biden’”, O’Keefe wrote.
BREAKING: Ballot Chaser Reveals MASSIVE Voter Fraud To Elect @JoeBiden
'Some of my Republicans are precinct chairs that cannot be known…They want to help Biden'
“For the entire team I’m looking at…$55,000"
— James O'Keefe (@JamesOKeefeIII) October 28, 2020
Raquel Rodriguez is aware that she is committing a crime.
“I could go to jail. I’m a little afraid to tell anyone what I’m doing, you know what I mean,” she said to the journalist who accompanied her on her route.
Rodriguez establishes personal relationships with the elderly from whom she buys ballots and then goes to different post offices, where she leaves between 20 and 40 ballots so as not to attract attention.
She also serves as a political consultant to House candidate Mauro E. Garza, the owner of the Pegasus Night Club in San Antonio, arguing that election fraud is “her job.”
She estimates that she has already bought about 7,000 votes. One of her strategies is to call the elderly women “mom” while she accompanies them to cast their votes, so as not to arouse suspicion.
Among the gifts she usually gives to the elderly in exchange for their vote are “shawls, rosaries, socks for diabetics, and wallets,” she said.
Her scams include getting the elderly to change their vote if she feels it is necessary, and she works for “clients” from both parties, as evidenced in her taped tour.
Ex-convicts also often sell her their votes, and she has assistants to organize events where she brings them together, one of whom is Tommy Acosta.
“Tommy does what is called barbecues, so as an example, this coming Thursday in a bar, we are going to feed 45 ex-prisoners that we have registered because they are all going to vote,” revealed Rodriguez.
Attorney General Ken Paxton said, “What is shown in the video is shocking and should alarm all Texans who care about the integrity of the elections,” according to local media The Texan.
“We are aggressively investigating the serious allegations and potential crimes that Project Veritas’s documentary audio and video recordings shed light on today,” he added.