LAPD Cops Uncover Rampant Voter Fraud Exploiting Homeless People, Make Arrests

Criminals have been paying homeless people to forge their signatures on various California ballot measures.

Los Angeles, CA – The Los Angeles Police Department has been cracking down after discovering voter fraud along the tent-encampment sidewalks of the city’s Skid Row area.

Individuals have been paying homeless people in the area to gather fake signatures for various California ballot measures.

“It’s been going on for years,” LAPD Officer Deon Joseph, who has worked in the neighborhood for two decades, told KABC. “They say, ‘Hey, you wanna make a quick buck?”

"They can get a quarter, a dollar, a cigarette and sometimes food,” Officer Joseph explained. “But in the last few cases it's been money."

According to Officer Joseph, it is commonplace for lobbyists to hire people to set up tables in areas with a high homeless population – such as one station outside the Midnight Mission homeless shelter.

On Friday, undercover LAPD officers wearing hidden cameras arrested three more people for felony election fraud after they were caught giving homeless people a dollar or less in exchange for their forged signatures, The Sacramento Bee reported.

In 2018 alone, the LAPD has arrested seven individuals for felony voter fraud, but in four of those cases, the charges were reduced to misdemeanor offenses, Officer Joseph told KABC.

"It sends the message that it's not a big deal," he said. "And as a result, these guys come back."

In May, undercover officers seized thousands of dollars in cash and lists of registered Los Angeles County voters from three suspects who were paying for signatures on four ballot measures, including one aimed at decreasing jail time for Los Angeles criminals and another to increase oversight of the local sheriff’s office, KNBC reported.

Officer Joseph said the LAPD is working with prosecutors to ensure that the latest three suspects will be charged with felonies.

"It may not be the biggest deal to the average person out there," he told KABC. "But this is an assault on our democracy."

California Secretary of State Alex Padilla said that the state recognizes that voter fraud is a serious offense, but claimed such instances were “exceedingly rare,” The Sacramento Bee reported.

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ProGODProUSA
ProGODProUSA

Why am I not surprised? Oh! Because it's California!

Scattered
Scattered

Rare huh? Sure downplay the seriousness of making it a misdomeaner. We all know how the Democrats will stop at nothing to get votes. Cut California off at the knees regarding any voting.

BulletMagnetEd
BulletMagnetEd

Democrat voter fraud? Oh stop it. That never happens! 😒

Sailor
Sailor

The Democrats are capable of anything. It used to stand for something, now they are a party of subversion, lying, oppression, and gangster tactics.

RPG156
RPG156

The real story here is that the investigation was allowed to go forward and not shut down by administrators and politicians.

Foundoutwest11
Foundoutwest11

The Brown Affect

LordSeamus
LordSeamus

Voter fraud should be , if it isn't already, a federal crime. But I suppose the dems would do their best to downplay it's seriousness any way they could. California should fall of the edge into the ocean I sometimes think sigh

Grinch8541
Grinch8541

Only the California Secretary of State would try to minimize this! This is one of the major reasons that state sucks!

Righton17
Righton17

Yet the leadership of the left, while actually committing voter fraud, will tell you it doesn't exist and their base, being dumber than a box of stones, actually believe them.

thugjager
thugjager

california is an assault on democracy

RobinMcE
RobinMcE

In California? REALLLLLLLYYYYY??? How ODD!!!

VWells
VWells

Absolutely disgusting. The entire west coast votes should not count in any elections until they stop with the sanctuary cities and voter fraud!

Dr Shoe
Dr Shoe

Commiefornia is exactly why I keep saying; Liberal Demoncrats Can't win without Cheating and cannot live without Lying, It's A Fact!

elle117
elle117

Just wondering where's the outrage from the left, from the main stream media? Oh this story they just choose to ignore. Unreal.

Hi_estComnDenomnn
Hi_estComnDenomnn

No surprises here.

walford
walford

Standard procedure for the Party of Jim Crow. They have no problem disenfranchising legit voters with ballot box stuffing, gerrymandering, ACORNing fraudulent votes, etc. Democrats don't believe in freedom; they believe in power by any means.

pbm4jc
pbm4jc

Only in CA. And we gotta put up with this crap day in and day out.

Youngblud
Youngblud

Hilarious to see people jumping to conclusions that Democrats are at fault. Those charged were not stumping for an elected official or position so how do you know if they're Dems or Repubs? They get paid per signature, so if a dollar gets a signature then they make money. Now, in terms of voter fraud, those signatures have to be linked to actual voters before the measure/petition makes it onto a ballot. Signatures of homeless folks would not count because they couldn't be verified. Doubly hilarious to see people bitching and moaning about the mainstream media not doing a story on it when a freaking newspaper article from a major California daily is linked. LOL. Get some comprehension skills, elle117.

BurgessKrell
BurgessKrell

Democrats are always trying to cheat.

preacheral
preacheral

I have no knowledge of a Republican ever trying to cheat on votes. Their are a bunch of false "OH NO RUSSIA" idiots out there . ALL DEMOCRATS!!! Don't lower the criminal punishment. Our voting is the last right that democrats haven't taken away from us. Even though they are close, we need to put the criminals in jail, no matter who they are!!!

Tom1
Tom1

"exceedingly rare" They say that every time. But anyone that pays attention knows that if they find voter fraud over and over again, that is "exceedingly common" not rare at all.

Katarina
Katarina

@Youngblud Isn't hard to figure out the party behind the fraud when you look at what they are promoting. Also, " lists of registered Los Angeles County voters" were found. Perhaps YOU are the one to work on thier comprehension. Perhaps you could make YOUR comment less "hilarious" by re-reading the article. Or have someone read it to you if that is more helpful.

Cole Tersaliar
Cole Tersaliar

"In 2018 alone, the LAPD has arrested seven individuals for felony voter fraud, but in four of those cases, the charges were reduced to misdemeanor offenses, Officer Joseph told KABC."

Wow, seven arrests! That's only 2,999,993 short of Trump's 3 million "illegal" California voters!

Letcopsdojob
Letcopsdojob

Voter fraud is more rampant than the Dims let on.I don't care if it's a few hundred.Thats way to many. Only in Cali... Rite. Rite.