Investigative reporter Willliam J. Kelly reported at The Daily Mail on Monday that Chicago inmates are being pressured to illegally vote in the city’s mayoral election.
The inmates accuse Chicago guards of pushing them to illegally vote in tomorrow’s election.
The jail inmates told Kelly, “This is absolute vote harvesting.”
The inmates have more integrity than the Chicago politicians. Go figure.
William Kelly joined Jesse Watters tonight to discuss the latest Chicago election scandal.
Here is the Daily Mail report:
Chicago inmates have claimed they are being pressured to illegally vote in the city’s mayoral election.
The inmates, some who are accused of murder, argued guards at Cook County Jail were pushing them to vote – despite some being registered in a different jurisdiction.
They claimed the guards were receiving orders from higher up and were ‘just doing what I’m told’ when confronted over the move.
It comes amid fears of ballot harvesting as insiders claimed the jail was the ‘ideal environment’ due to no cameras or election observers.
It also raised concerns it could propel Lori Lightfoot back into office, despite her languishing on just 13 percent in the polls.
One inmate, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, told DailyMail.com the guards didn’t seem to care that they might be breaking the law.
He said: ‘I asked him [the guard], ‘Did you ask people first if they’re registered to vote?’ And he said ‘no’.
‘I said but you should because if I’m registered to vote somewhere else like I am, you are asking me and enticing me to vote even though I’m registered somewhere else and that’s a felony. I can’t be voting in two different jurisdictions.’
He claims another guard told him that he was ‘just doing what I’m told’.
An inmate being held on murder charges, also says 21 of the 48 inmates in his Division 11, have already voted but none were asked if they were registered or eligible to vote.
‘They just say who wants to vote? Line up to vote,’ he said.
An unnamed source familiar with Cook County Jail said it is the ideal environment for ballot harvesting.
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