Another Democrat In A Swing State Charged With Election Fraud
This is why Democrats do not want a forensic audit in Pennsylvania.
Another day another Democrat in a swing state has been charged with election fraud.
South Philadelphia native Marie Beren, has been charged with participating in a voter fraud scheme from 2015 through 2019. Beren, was a former staffer for Philadelphia City Council member Mark Squilla (Democrat) and has been charged with four counts of voter fraud and other offenses.
According to prosecutors the scheme was elaborate and involved years of politicking:
The conspiracy involved Beren and an individual currently identified in the complaint only as Consultant #1, who is described as a former elected official who “held himself out as an effective and successful political operative capable of ensuring his clients’ electoral success.”
That consultant “exercised influence and control in Philadelphia’s 39th Ward by distributing cash payments and supporting family, friends and allies for elective office in the 39th Ward, and installing Ward Leaders, Judges of Elections, and Democratic State Committee,” the complaint reads.
According to the feds the conspiracy began in 2015.
Prosecutors claim that “the consultant” ordered Beren to add fraudulent votes to candidates supported by the consultant. In some cases “these fraudulent votes were cast for candidates at every level of government, from municipal to state to federal.”
On Election Day the consultant would take Beren to a polling place giving her instructions on what to do.
According to the complaint:
Beren, Perpetuated the voter fraud in a variety of ways. She would allegedly advise in-person voters how to vote, a violation of election law. She allegedly cast fraudulent votes herself in place of voters she knew wouldn’t be coming to the polls. (The government doesn’t make clear how she knew they wouldn’t show up.) The government also alleges that she would encourage and permit in-person voters to vote on behalf of absent family members, “steering” those voters in support of the consultant’s candidates of choice.
Prosecutors haven’t revealed the amount of fraudulent votes Beren allegedly cast or the consequences those ballots had on elections. Nor have they revealed if there were other operatives involved in the same type of activity Beren is accused of doing.