In Rhode Island, secretly recorded video captures offer of ballot votes for money

In tape made by Gemma investigators, Providence man vows he can deliver hundreds of absentee ballot votes

W. Zachary Malinowski
The Providence Journal

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Two days after Democrat Anthony Gemma claimed in a news conference that he had evidence of rampant voter fraud in Rhode Island, a videotape has surfaced showing a Providence man offering to deliver absentee ballot votes for money.

The recording, obtained by The Providence Journal, captures a meeting secretly recorded by investigators working for Gemma in which the man promises hundreds of such absentee ballot votes for the congressional candidate in exchange for a weekly paycheck of $500.

The man, Erasmo Ramirez, also is recorded saying that he has prior experience working for Rep. David N. Cicilline, whom Gemma is challenging…

The article continues at The Providence Journal.



Update: Mail Ballot Runner Received $100,000 PEDP Loan

The man seen in an undercover video telling a campaign staffer for Congressional candidate Anthony Gemma that he could deliver mail ballot votes in exchange for $500 per week received a $103,000 taxpayer-funded loan for a restaurant from the city of Providence in 2004, GoLocalProv has learned…

H/T Rhode Island Statewide Coalition

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