Philly Election Officer Pleads Guilty to Stuffing Ballot Box for Dems

‘DeMuro fraudulently stuffed the ballot box by literally standing in a voting booth and voting over and over, as fast as he could, while he thought the coast was clear…’

PA Election Officer Pleads Guilty to Stuffing Democratic Ballots

Voters cast ballots at a Philadelphia polling station. / IMAGE: CBS Philly

(Joshua Paladino, Liberty Headlines) The Justice Department charged a former judge of elections in Philadelphia with stuffing ballot boxes for Democratic candidates, and he pleaded guilty.

U.S. Attorney William M. McSwain charged Domenick J. DeMuro, 73, who served in an elected and paid position as a judge in South Philadelphia, Penn, the DOJ reported.

McSwain also charged DeMuro for a violation of the Travel Act, which outlaws conducting illegal activity through interstate commerce. DeMuro pleaded guilty to using his cell phone to facilitate bribery.

“DeMuro fraudulently stuffed the ballot box by literally standing in a voting booth and voting over and over, as fast as he could, while he thought the coast was clear,” McSwain said. “If even one vote is fraudulently rung up, the integrity of that election is compromised.”

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When DeMuro pleaded guilty, he said the political consultant for a campaign asked him to add votes to his employer’s totals in exchange for money. DeMuro accepted.

DeMuro added the votes to judicial candidates whom the political consultant worked for, as well as federal, state and local candidates that the consultant favored.

The political consultant would charge candidates, and then use part of this money to bribe Election Board officials to “ring up” votes.

DeMuro was paid between $300 and $5,000 to add illegal votes.

After adding the votes, he would falsely attest to the accuracy of vote totals.

The Public Interest Legal Foundation praised McSwain’s charges, as well as the investigation by the FBI and Pennsylvania State Police.

“Right now, other federal prosecutors are aware of cases of double voting in federal elections as well as noncitizen voting,” he continued. “Attorney General William Barr should prompt those other offices to do their duty and prosecute known election crimes.”

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Will The Philadelphia Refinery Explosion Send Gas Prices Skyrocketing?

By Michael Bastasch – Re-Blogged From Daily Caller

Explosions at the Philadelphia Energy Solutions (PES) refinery, the largest refinery on the East Coast, sent gasoline futures soaring, but experts say it’s still too early to know the full effects of the incident.

“It is too early to know the full impact the fire at the PES facility will have on summer gas prices and for how long for East coast motorists,” Jeanette Casselano, spokeswoman for the American Automobile Association (AAA), told the Daily Caller News Foundation in an email.

The fire, which started in a butane vat around 4 a.m., set off a series of explosions that rocked neighborhoods miles away. Emergency responders had the fire under control by 7 a.m. and no injuries have been reported.

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Pepsi Laying Off 100 Philadelphia Workers after Only Two Months of Onerous Soda Tax

By MJ Randolph – Re-Blogged From http://www.truthrevolt.org

Unexpectedly, onerous taxes in Philadelphia are hurting businesses… and the people who work there.  The latest casualty? Philadelphia Pepsi workers. Business Insider reports:

PepsiCo is laying off 80 to 100 workers at distribution plants serving Philadelphia. According to the company, a soda tax that is cutting the area’s soda consumption is to blame.

The layoffs, which account for roughly 20% of Pepsi’s 423 Philadelphia employees, will begin Wednesday and be spread out over the next few months, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported.

“Unfortunately, after careful consideration of the economic realities created by the recently enacted beverage tax, we have been forced to give notice that we intend to eliminate 80-100 positions, including frontline and supervisory roles, in Philadelphia over the next few months, beginning today,” Pepsi said in a statement to Business Insider.

Philadelphia’s soda tax passed in June 2016 and went into effect in January of this year. The 1.5-cent-per-ounce soda tax is expected to raise about $91 million annually.

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