Ballot Harvesting: What is it, and What are its Implications?

Paul Greaney
By Paul Greaney
November 1, 2020NTD Business

The Texas attorney general is investigating what he calls an “organized election fraud scheme” exposed by investigative journalism nonprofit Project Veritas. A video released by Project Veritas this week appears to show a “ballot harvester” bragging about how much she was getting paid to “flip” votes from one candidate to another. In another video she appears to give a gift to an elderly lady as she helps her change her vote.

She said she could flip 7,000 votes in the San Antonio area and that she would make tens of thousands of dollars over seven months.

NTD spoke with Hans von Spakovsky, a former commissioner of the federal election commission who is now the manager of the Heritage Foundation’s Election Law Reform Initiative, how one becomes a ballot harvester, what its impact on elections are, and what can can be done about it.

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