TROUBLING: Why Dems Won House Races Where GOP Were Leading On Election Night

You may have remembered several elections for the House in California seemingly won on election night by Republicans.

People were even talking about Young Kim, for example, a Korean-American candidate triumphing in Orange County, she had an 8,000 vote lead over the Democrat and even went to orientation for the new GOP freshmen class.

Except then something happened.

Republicans like Kim who were up by thousands of votes suddenly found their leads diminishing and then disappearing as the counts continued after the election.


All six races in which Republicans had been leading on election night went to the Democrats, which raised a lot of eyebrows.

Even outgoing Speaker, Paul Ryan, called it bizarre and questioned how it could have happened. “California just defies logic to me,” said Ryan at a Washington Post live event. “We were only down 26 seats the night of the election, and three weeks later, we lost basically every California contested race,” he said.

And the answer is while there were likely many factors, the most significant factor is something which is legal, at least in California. It’s illegal in most other places.

It’s called ballot harvesting, which became permissible under a new California law passed in 2016, pushed, of course, by the Democrats.

The law AB 1921 allows voters to give any third party — not just a relative or someone living in the same household, as was previously the law — to collect and turn in anyone else’s completed ballot.

Naturally, that opens the question for fraud and other issues.

Here’s a sample, recorded here of someone trying to get what she thought was a Democratic voter’s ballot because it’s a “new service” for those who “are supporting the Democratic party.”

How much can it bring in?

250,000 “harvested” ballots came in in Orange County allowing Democrats to sweep Orange County, a Republican bastion.

From Daily Caller:

“We beat Republicans on the ground, fair and square,” said Katie Merrill, a Democratic consultant deeply involved in November campaigns. “Many of the field plans included (ballot harvesting) as an option to deliver voters or their ballots” to the polls.

Those efforts involved identifying voters who might support Democratic candidates and ignoring those who wouldn’t.

In one Orange County household, for example, both the husband and wife were longtime Republicans, said Dale Neugebauer, a veteran Republican consultant. Democratic volunteers came by the house four times, each time asking to speak only with their 18-year-old daughter, a no-party-preference voter, and asking if she wanted them to pick up her signed and completed ballot.

That’s a perfect example of the “thorough and disciplined” ground game the Democrats used, said Merrill.

The problem critics had with it?

Before its passage, a group opposed to the bill wrote: “AB 1921 would allow anybody to walk into an elections office and hand over truckloads of vote by mail envelopes with ballots inside, no questions asked, no verified records kept. It amounts to an open invitation to large-scale vote buying, voter coercion, “granny farming”, and automated forgery. AB 1921 solves no problem that a simple stamp can’t solve.”

And now Republicans will have to learn how to deal with this questionable practice, if they hope to win in California. And they better figure out how to ensure it isn’t being misused for fraud.

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Linda White
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What everyone is NOT talking about is all the illegals that are voting. THAT’s why they are doing the harvest because they won’t past muster at the pole. I live in CA and see it first hand. They are registering at DMV. The ONLY reason DEMS won is because of the illegals…let me just repeat it and let it sink in. 40% of our state is illegal.

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Kim

That’s the frustrating facts!! I live here!!

sanderson4deb@gmail.com
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Rebel! Protest! That’s what they do to get attention! DO IT!!! Make noise! WE THE REAL PEOPLE need to take back our country , We the people, the Republicans, the love America and all she stands for!

Deb
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Deb

Fight back!!! Don’t sit back & take it! Dems are corrupt! Stand down! Be brave! In other words “GROW SOME HUEVOS”!! MAGA!

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Elaine
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Elaine

There is no room for a troll such as you on these posts! Most likely from another country who has no business here and we don’t want you and your quack crap either!

Dorothy Dunbar
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Dorothy Dunbar

only the democratic party???that should be a HUGE red flag alone!

Patricia
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Patricia

I am concerned that something similar happened here in MO… An R rep was defeated by a D candidate. Strange election location shuffling just before Nov.

Guy Rabuck
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Guy Rabuck

Why can’t the Federal Government step in here and investigate the state, as it likely effects the people of California unjustly. At least get the courts involved to review and write an opinion ruling for or against this “new law”. Seems like it was a law passed specifically to pull this crap on the American people. I hope not.

Elaine
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Elaine

Of course it was created so the libs would get the illegal votes in order to steal the election because they know they can’t win it if done legally…in ANY state!! Florida finally got caught! I hope the wrong doers get their just rewards.

Joan
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Joan

I live in CA & was unaware of this vote “harvesting” fiasco! I cannot even begin to say how angry this makes me! Basically, if this cannot be challenged in court, the California Democrats passed their own bill, & Brown signed it, that allows them to cheat in every election in this state without any repercussions! WHAT THE HELL KIND OF A COUNTRY IS THIS BECOMING WHEN OUR OWN GOVERNMENT TURNS AGAINST THE PRINCIPLES THE COUNTRY WAS FOUNDED ON? WE ARE IN MUCH DEEPER TROUBLE THAN I REALIZED!

Denny Judson
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Denny Judson

Why is anyone surprised? Gerrymandering is a Gerry Brown original. This is just his parting gift to the demonrats on his way out!

Scott benbow
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Forget about any election in California indefinitely

Elizabeth Rice
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Elizabeth Rice

Just an idea, if someone can’t get up off of their hiney and either get to the polls or put a dadgum stamp on their ballot, they don’t vote. Simple. Someone had better challenge this in court..oh wait, you would have to take it to the 9th Circuit…

Molly Newlon
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Molly Newlon

I live in Orange County, CA and this is inexcusable. WHY don’t the Republicans fight this?

Ella Belle
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Ella Belle

So, if “Ballot Harvesting” is legal in California, then that should mean that the Republican Party can also “Harvest” Ballots too, correct? So, how about some California Republicans get busy and be prepared for 2020 and do the same thing? It looks like is sure made a huge difference for the Dems!

Elaine
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Elaine

I’ll bet that when the ‘law’ was created, there is some rule in it that protects the Dems and doesn’t allow the Republicans the same.

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Jane Doe

CA is the first to fall to the radical socialist democrats who have no qualms about cheating to win elections. The failure to get rid of anchor babies may well cause the downfall of America. Pregnant Illegal aliens from all over the world come to America and give birth and the child become a legal American citizen. The illegal mother receives huge amounts of welfare benefits for the anchor baby. This is even causing Social Security benefits for regular Americans who have paid SS taxes for decades to slowly lose benefits. 7 out of 10 illegal alien households in CA… Read more »