Last Updated on November 11, 2020
As lawsuits are being executed regarding the vote fraud and ballot tampering that took place in Philadelphia during the November 3, 2020, General Election, questions need to be asked. Did Philadelphia take measures to rid the city of existing fraudsters, and why should we believe they did?
In May of 2020, just five short months before one of the most critical elections in recent history, a Democrat committeeman and judge of elections in Philadelphia pled guilty to manipulating vote totals in favor of Democrat candidates on the ballot.
Domenick J. DeMuro, then 73, served as a judge of election and sat as a committeeperson for the Democrat Party in Philadelphia. As an election judge he was charged with ensuring the integrity of the ballots and of the ballot counts during tabulation.
But last May, DeMuro pled guilty to accepting thousands of dollars in bribes to pad the vote totals for three Democrats running for Common Pleas Court judge in the 2015 election in Philadelphia. He also admitted to inflating vote totals for other Democrat candidates in the 2014 and 2016 elections.
DeMuro copped to fraudulently stuffing ballot boxes for the judicial candidates that paid him – anywhere between $300 and up to $5,000 – and for other Democrats vying for office during the primaries in 2014 and 1016.
He was also convicted of violating the Travel Act, which makes it illegal to use of a cell phone to promote illegal acts.
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In his plea, DeMuro said a political consultant – whose name was sealed by prosecutors but who was identified as a former elected official – paid him to add votes for Democrat candidates running elected offices up and down the ballot.
Al Schmidt, then the vice chairman of the Office of Philadelphia City Commissioners, which runs elections, said of the city’s 1,703 voting divisions voting irregularities are flagged in about six divisions in each election.
DeMuro faced up to 15 years in federal prison.
Ironically, the FBI statement associated with this case issued the following statement:
“Domenick DeMuro put a thumb on the scale for certain candidates, in exchange for bribes…As public trust in the electoral process is vital, the FBI’s message today is clear: election interference of any kind, by hostile foreign actors or dishonest local officials, won’t be tolerated.”
Today, Philadelphia is being cited as one of the locations where the most egregious voter fraud activity took place during the November 3, 2020 General Election.
Litigations charging that Philadelphia and Pennsylvania election officials presided over an election choke-full of voter fraud and ballot tampering is pending in the courts.