California Democrats “stole” the midterm election using a new method that is illegal elsewhere, but completely legal in the Golden State: a practice called “ballot harvesting,” which allows third parties to submit mail-in ballots for voters.
It sounds “bizarre,” as outgoing Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI) described it to the Washington Post – but it is absolutely true: Democratic operatives handed in pile after pile of other people’s ballots.
And Democrats are proud of it, mocking Republicans for failing to take advantage of a new law signed by Governor Jerry Brown in 2016, over GOP objections, that allows “ballot harvesting,” and which some Republicans are now blaming for their defeat … .
“Ballot harvesting” by Democratic Party operatives – a surprise tactic they likely saved for the general election – appears to have made the difference. The San Francisco Chronicle reported that Democrats ran a disciplined, door-to-door campaign offering to deliver voters’ ballots to the polls: