EXPLOSIVE SCANDAL – Mississippi Vote Buying – Mississippi Pastor Surfaces To Say He Was Paying People $15 Each To Vote For Cochran… And He Was Coordinating With Cochran Campaign Manager and Staff…

The earlier, and original expose’/article by freelance reporter Charles C Johnson failed to mention that Johnson paid a Mississippi pastor, Stevie Fielder, for his information.   On it’s face that ‘failure to inform’ might not seem like a big deal, and hopefully it is not, but when you leave such a visible crack inside such an explosive story you open yourself up to attacks.    Interview with Charles C Johnson about the investigation HERE 

The Breitbart article below cleans up some of the clouded details.   After listening to over an hour of recordings, discussions and explanations of research – one thing is certain: 

This is more than enough evidence to force another election.   Actually this is more than enough information for the FBI to begin arresting Cochran campaign organizers in and around Mississippi.  Perhaps even Senator Cochran himself.

fielder[Breitbart]  A black Mississippi pastor has emerged to claim Sen. Thad Cochran’s (R-MS) campaign paid “thousands” of Democrats $15 each to vote in the June 24 GOP runoff – and that he was part of the scheme.

Rev. Stevie Fielder, an associate pastor at First Union Missionary Baptist Church in Meridan, Mississippi, says Cochran’s campaign “told me to offer blacks $15 each and to vote for Thad.”

Fielder, who was paid by freelance journalist Charles C. Johnson for the story, provided a new outlet launched by Johnson—GotNews.com—with four text messages from a person purporting to be Cochran campaign staffer Saleem Baird.

The messages cite an official Cochran campaign email address—Saleem@ThadForMs.com—and include detailed discussions of the campaign providing envelopes of money to distribute to people who vote.

“Send me individual names and amounts along with home address to saleem@thadforms.com and I’ll have money separated in envelopes at the office waiting for you,” one message, sent three days before the runoff, says.

Fielder said he helped distribute the Cochran cash for votes on a promise of eventually getting paid $16,000—and because a key Cochran campaign staffer convinced him that Cochran’s conservative challenger state Sen. Chris McDaniel was racist.

“They sold me on the fact that he was a racist and that the right thing to do was to keep him out of office,” Fielder said.

But Cochran’s campaign never paid, Fielder said.  (read more)

By his own admission  (audio above) Reverend Fielder was paid to act as a middle man by a Cochran campaign aide named Saleem Baird.  According to Rev Fielder Mr. Baird was one of the few black campaign workers and staffers inside the Cochran campaign.  When Mr. Fielder met with Baird he noted him as wearing a Cochran campaign T-Shirt.

Additionally, according to whistleblower Fielder, the premise behind Baird contacting Fielder and other civic leaders was a specifically coordinated strategy to target Mississippi black voters to vote for Cochran.    The Cochran campaign would pay each of the middlemen if the election was successful.  

Reverend Fielder states he was promised $16,000 for his efforts in getting out “thousands” of votes – and he distributed hundreds of envelopes each containing $15 to each of the voters he brought to the polling station.   The envelopes were pre-filled with cash at the Cochran campaign headquarters where he picked them up.

Saleem Baird

Saleem Baird Mississippi campaign staffer who paid various black civic group leaders throughout Mississippi to deliver minority voters to the polls.   Each voter was paid $15 for their vote.   According to Reverend Fielder (audio above) he saw thousands of envelopes each containing $15 set up for distribution.   Reverend Fielder picked up hundreds of envelopes to give to the people he brought to the polling stations.

[…]  …”Saleem Baird, a staffer with the Cochran campaign and current legislative aide to U.S. Senator Roger Wicker, and Cochran campaign manager, Kirk Sims, were involved in a $15-per-vote cash bribery scheme to target members of the black community.

“They said they needed black votes,” said the Reverend Fielder on the phone. He says Baird told him to “give the fifteen dollars in each envelope to people as they go in and vote. You know, not right outside of the polling place but he would actually recruit people with the $15 dollars and they would go in and vote.”

Fielder said he received thousands of dollars in envelopes from Baird and distributed them accordingly. Fielder also says he went to the campaign office on another occasion to pick up $300 in cash and was among a room full of people who were doing the same thing he was.

Fielder said that Saleem Baird was doing the same thing with people all over the state. Fielder believes that the racism charge against McDaniel and the promise of $15 a vote motivated ‘thousands’ of black Democrats like him to vote for Cochran in the runoff. When asked if Fielder would have been more suspicious of Baird’s promises had he been white, Fielder replied, “Yes, definitely.”  (link)

Saleem Baird is no stranger to controversy as this 2011 Politico article outlines.

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72 Responses to EXPLOSIVE SCANDAL – Mississippi Vote Buying – Mississippi Pastor Surfaces To Say He Was Paying People $15 Each To Vote For Cochran… And He Was Coordinating With Cochran Campaign Manager and Staff…

  1. czarowniczy says:

    well, he’s either a lying DemocRAT or, unlike his Louisiana brethren, doesn’t know which side his bread’s buttered on. If confession’s good for the soul let’s see him repair thew wrong by coughin’ up the cash.

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    • tappin52 says:

      I think that the article claims that he came forward because he wasn’t paid for his part in the scheme.

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      • michellc says:

        Yep, if they had just paid him his $16,000 he would have deleted the texts and kept his mouth shut.
        I don’t blame Charles Johnson for paying him, he was going to sell his story to someone, he was obviously looking to get his money one way or the other and media pays for interviews and information all the time.

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      • czarowniczy says:

        I was just suggesting that as a show of the rather self-serving version of his Christian beliefs he might want to cough up the cash as a show of indignation. `Wait a minute – my wife’s reading over my shoulder and laughing uncontrollably – wonder what could have set her off.

        The standard ‘rumor’ in the Deep South especially in cities like New Orleans, is that innercity ministers have so much influence in their flocks that come are paid off out of slush funds by the cities for various reasons – some political. Now this is just an unsubstantiated rumor most likely caused by the uninitiated seeing very expensively dressed ministers and their ‘significant others’, driving very expensive new cars and living in really nice houses as they minister to their largely poor and welfare-dependent flocks. Just suggestin’ if he feels that badly he could atone for the sin even if he didn’t commit it so that he could gain…an indulgence?

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        • P.Spinach says:

          His god is money and that basket he passes around to his flock of gullible sheep every Sunday.

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        • nyetneetot says:

          “Wait a minute – my wife’s reading over my shoulder and laughing uncontrollably”
          Happens to me all the time.

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        • Josh says:

          “The standard ‘rumor’ in the Deep South especially in cities like New Orleans, is that innercity ministers have so much influence in their flocks that come are paid off out of slush funds by the cities for various reasons – some political.”

          czar, this is more than a rumor – it is the truth. I wish I could remember where I read it or who told me … (besides the fact that it just makes sense)

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          • czarowniczy says:

            I only wrote ‘rumor’ as I could see in my mind’s eye someone trying to destroy the thought by centering on ‘what proof you have?”
            Twice the practice has been mentioned on local TV news and twice the subject was completely and totally quashed within hours, never to be mentioned by that ‘investigative’ reporter again. It’s one of two ‘expose’ ‘ stories I can remember that the investigators will not talk about to this day.

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  2. ytz4mee says:

    Isn’t it “special” that he’s an “associate pastor” …. leading his flock astray.

    What is it about Progs and their ethics-challenged “pastors” ?

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    • sundance says:

      The problem is that Decepticon Barbour has much deeper pockets than Freelance Johnson…. and obviously the source (pastor) has a dubious background.

      Barbour/Cochran could easily pay off Pastor Fielder to embarrass Charles Johnson and ergo McDaniels (if they have not already).

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      • ytz4mee says:

        Yes, but I don’t think they got that ahead of the story …. they thought they had “won”, they had the establishment/media/wind at their backs, so no need to tidy up loose threads.

        Add: Johnson discusses how the NRSC and “official GOP” are already working to discredit him and try to warn the entrenched conservative media to not run any of his stuff (the racist robo-calls, etc).

        He has also been open about paying for the information – he discusses it at the end of the FTR interview (bringing up Frost paying for the Nixon tapes, etc).

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    • taqiyyologist says:

      The so-called “black church” has been VERY far from Christ for many decades now.

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      • Rob Crawford says:

        Their “God” is Marx and their prophet is cash.

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      • ytz4mee says:

        It’s a business to them. Literally. This was brought to my attention by a black co-worker when I worked in DC many years ago. Her brother had earned some bogus “degree” as a “Pastor” and was setting up his own church. The discussions centered around marketing schemes, etc to “grow” the church, ie: his “business”. The property which was the “church” was personally owned by him and the mortgage paid for with the collection plate.

        There is a black mega-church not far from us which has taken lessons from the horizontal and vertical integration models of the great “Trusts” of the robber baron years. The former oligarchs of US Steel and Standard Oil would approve of their tactics and approach. However, their greed is often undone by their gross incompetence. Just recently a Chik-Fil-A franchise they had bought was taken back by corporate for non-performance. Once it was re-sold to new (non-black) owners, business has taken off. The line up at the take-out window is so long that they have “runners” to take your orders and cash to move traffic through more smoothly. This is all day – not just at the peak lunch rush hour.

        The “Pastor” of the black mega-church has a fleet of AMG Mercedes. One is apparently not enough.

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        • yankeeintx says:

          In Texas, every little strip mall has a “church”. It is nice to be able to throw parties for all your friends, and it’s a tax write-off too.

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    • justfactsplz says:

      They don’t have a moral compass at all. Just think how many of them have been caught having affairs. They even had church meetings to railroad George Zimmerman. Like all progs they do not have a conscience or ever feel guilty for their wrong doing. They just justify it, like saying they did because they thought McDaniel was a racist. They “thought” but didn’t “know”. Big difference.

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      • LetJusticePrevail" says:

        You’re right. These phony evangelists don’t have a moral compass. What they do have is greed and a willingness to exploit their own people through their deep seated hatred for the Caucasian race. I don’t, for a minute, excuse this POS for anything he did. He knew it was illegal to act as a go between in a vote buying scandal. But he did it anyway. And when did he raise his voice about this? Only when he didn’t get the money he was promised. Did you notice that Johnson had to pay him for his story? Were it not for this man’s greed, we wouldn’t know what went on, would we?

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        • Josh says:

          “What they do have is greed and a willingness to exploit their own people through their deep seated hatred for the Caucasian race.” Partly this but it is more for their love of money.

          “What they do have is greed and a willingness to exploit their own people …” for love of money. Even without white folk in the picture, they’d still exploit the poor and the ignorant for a dollar.

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          • LetJusticePrevail" says:

            Yes, you captured the sentiment I was trying to express, but did so in a more cohesive manner. Greed is their primary motivation, and they will use anything they can to get their grubby mitts on more money. Exploiting racial hatred is just one of their methods. This is core principle of the beloved BGI who perpetuate their own industry by fomenting racial strife for the purpose of exploiting it. And, yes, they prey on the members of their own race who are fooled into whatever scheme they come up with. BAMN…By Any Means Necessary… was suggested by Malcom X as a strategy to achieve his racist agenda,and these crooks have adopted it as a strategy to fill their pockets. For them, the “ends justify the means”. And they intend to shuffle off this mortal coil with pocketfuls of cash. BAMN.

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        • justfactsplz says:

          No we sure wouldn’t know. It was all about the money.

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  3. ytz4mee says:

    CCJ says that the “NRSC has run around and spread lies about me …” and has been trying to warn people not to publish/dessiminate any of his stuff: (at around 19:00 into the interview)

    He uses crowd-sourcing, ” throwing stuff up on twitter from my Mississippi Housewife Army” all around the state “… (Go, Wolverines!) and states he has gotten some things wrong and immediately corrected/retracted.

    http://www.ftrradio.com/2014/06/ftr-radio-special/

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  4. conservalicious says:

    I listened to the 20 minute call and the Pastor didn’t sound like he was lying to me. Is it really hard to believe that Cochrans campaign wouldn’t resort to these race baiting tactics in view of the robo calls and literature they put out there?

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  5. Yakmaster says:

    Isn’t this big enough to be picked up by Mississippi newspapers? And shouldn’t CNN and MSNBC be salivating over a story about Republican Primary voter fraud by a powerful senator? Oh wait, the claims are also about buying Black votes—so can’t report on that!
    Maybe the story will make news if the election results are thrown out and someone gets prosecuted, you think?

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  6. Murse says:

    This pastor is in a very precarious position. If true, and he wishes to let the sun shine where it may, he is putting his life on the line.

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  7. ctdar says:

    Can the cash “payoff” trail go back to the wealthy backers of Cochran such as Bloomberg?
    http://www.politico.com/story/2014/06/thad-cochran-pac-contributions-michael-bloomberg-sean-parker-107823.html

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  8. BertDilbert says:

    Some blacks paid to vote could have been republicans. So it is not just an issue of democrats revoting in the republican primary.

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    • michellc says:

      It is illegal regardless of whether they voted in the democrat primary or not. Although the McDaniel volunteers have already found thousands of those who did.

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    • Rob Crawford says:

      Black republicans in Mississippi? You think getting both of them to vote would have made a difference?

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      • BertDilbert says:

        I admit it would likely be a small number but if you are counting to omit voters who voted in the democratic primary, which makes them ineligible to revote in the republican primary, that is one issue. Paying people to vote however draws out eligible voters both democrat and republican. If the allegations prove up I think they need to have another election.

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        • Cyber says:

          Doesn’t matter. The mere fact that there are illegal votes of sufficient quantity to call the result in question is all that matters. Since it’s a secret ballot, one cannot prove that they didn’t vote for McDaniels the second time they voted in a primary. It’s exceedingly unlikely they did, but again that point matters not.

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    • Chip Bennett says:

      I’ve not read Mississippi election statutes, but I’m going to go out on a limb and say that quid pro quo is illegal, regardless of party affiliation.

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  9. joanfoster says:

    Is it safe to assume that Mitch McConnell is also getting nervous right now?

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  10. michellc says:

    It seems this Reverend is no stranger to politics.
    http://cottonmouthblog.blogspot.com/2014/06/ms-house-speaker-pro-tempore-paid.html?spref=tw
    As if there weren’t enough tentacles to this deal, the minister making the accusations of vote-buying against Sen. Thad Cochran’s campaign staff was recently paid by Rep. Greg Snowden (R – Meridian) for “campaign organizational assistance” immediately following the 2011 election.

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  11. dsb steve says:

    We need to get the republican party to address this. Does the party have the authority to judge the validity of its elections? Can the leaders of a political party invalidate a primary election and order a revote?

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    • Sharon says:

      http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2012/12/05/is-it-true-that-the-rnc-cant-challenge-voter-fraud/

      The Blaze article (right after the 2012 irregularities [vote tampering] that the pubs did not push back on] frames the problem, including the “agreement” that Republicans supposedly made with Democrats in 1981 which tied the Republicans’ hands when it comes to investigating voting fraud now.

      This transitional excerpt from deep within the article….

      Obviously, most of this looks very, very bad from a Republican perspective. Indeed, some provisions (such as provision d) read as an outright order to ignore potential voter fraud entirely. And indeed, those provisions would be problematic, if the consent decree story stopped with the original document, or if, as one site puts it, this decision were “kept from the American people.”

      In point of fact, neither statement is the case, and while it is quite arguably a good thing that this story came to light because of the imprecise and vague nature of the decree itself, it is hardly a smoking gun suggesting that one party has carte blanche to commit voter fraud.

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    • Josh says:

      The Republican party was in on this.

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  12. west1890 says:

    Think about this: how many voter precincts with predominantly black voters had over 100% participation in the 2008 and 2012 presidential elections-with nary a vote for Romney? Can you really convince yourself that Obama did not win via hundreds of thousands of $15 votes? I shall heretofore refer to him as the $15 pResident.

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    • P.Spinach says:

      The race card ploy by Cochran didn’t materialize by itself. Word must have got out that $15 is the proven ticket to buy votes based on Democrat and B Hussein Obama techniques. It’s right up their alley, and it worked SO WELL RIGHT AWAY. The mere fact that the fraud went off without a hitch means there was experience behind it. Romney’s numbers in 2012 reacted the same way.

      Rangel’s win ALSO WITHOUT A DOUBT was won through vote buying. He was so far behind at the start. I would chance to say it is statistically impossible to catch up from behind the way Rangel and Obama did in 2012 for specific states that we watched on edge as number completely reversed from beginning to end.

      Absentee ballots found in the trunk of a car is huge too. Definitely paid for as last minute card when called.

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    • P.Spinach says:

      Btw, LOL @ $15 Resident Evil. Perfect description. I shall borrow too!

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  13. benzy says:

    The more I listened to the “good reverend”, the less I believed him. It would be good for McDaniel if he was telling the truth, but it just didn’t sound or feel right as I listened to him describe what he did and who directed him to do it.

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    • michellc says:

      He has texts from Baird who works for another Republican and who was helping out with Cochran’s campaign. He has been paid before by another Republican congressman for campaign work. I’m sure if a person was to dig they could find other payments he’s received from both parties.
      The only difference this time is they didn’t pay, so he and the clan is showing what happens when you don’t pay up. Sounds very believable to me, but then I also never believed those bus loads of people bussed to the polls by the Democrats just wanted a free bus ride either. Since you can barely fit a sheet of paper between an establishment Republican and Democrat these days it’s not real surprising they’re using democrat strategies to get people to vote.

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  14. Ellie says:

    This is such a disgrace! Where did the money come.. and who gave the order? Whoever provided the money and whoever gave the “voters” money in exchange for their vote needs to go to jail. But there is only selective justice in post-constitutional America. Martha Stewart went to jail, while Jon Corzine walks free. This looks more like a banana republic all the time. Unbelievable.

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    • realitycheck says:

      OT : Martha Stewart was an ex broker AND sat on the board of the New York Stock Exchange. She very well knew the insider trading laws and in no way naive or set up.

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      • Ellie’s point still stands. 1.5 billion dollars of farmers’ funds, segregated by a fiduciary, STOLEN.

        What was Martha’s (if she got away with it as if she were a member of Congress) take?

        Peanuts in comparison to ONE POINT FIVE BILLION DOLLARS.

        It’s all about perspective, realitycheck.

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    • Sharon says:

      This is nothing new. Walking around money has been popular since JFK was elected. And maybe earlier – that’s the first time the anecdotal bits started floating around…

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  15. Inkraven says:

    I’m not sure which is more deplorable – that some people were trying to buy votes, or that others were willing to sell theirs for so little.

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  16. Josh says:

    “Actually this is more than enough information for the FBI to begin arresting Cochran campaign organizers in and around Mississippi. Perhaps even Senator Cochran himself.”
    As our little Hussein appoints the head of the FBI, this will not happen.

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    • LetJusticePrevail" says:

      It might not be enough for “an arresssss” but it’s certainly a starting point for a criminal investigation. But like you said, the FBI is in BO’s pocket, and the MS establishment GOP has the state authorities in their pockets, as well.

      The chance of an honest investigation is next to nil.

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  17. doodahdaze says:

    No way for a write in. The Dumbocrats would vote for their new porch republican.

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  18. Bill says:

    There’s a line in the old song “Papa Was a Rolling Stone”…

    “Stealin’ in the name of the Lord.”

    And to be equal here, that’s precisely what the scam “Christian Mingle” also does.

    S

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  19. Murse says:

    Has anyone heard anything about this in the MSM? I haven’t been looking diligently, but I have heard zero as yet.

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    • LetJusticePrevail" says:

      Nope. I Googled it several times in the last day or so, and the only results that come up are in the Conservative Blogosphere. MSM=

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  20. Sibyl S. says:

    BREAKING – True the Vote has filed a lawsuit against MS Sec of State and the GOP over this election – http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2014/07/01/True-The-Vote-Sues-MS-Secretary-Of-State-GOP-Over-Cochran-s-Alleged-Voter-Fraud

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  21. Sarah says:

    Scariest part is that these people were willing to do it, to commit fraud, for $15.

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  22. SoonerBoomer says:

    Has anyone heard on the news stations about this? I haven’t heard anything on Fox News. Do you think that Fox is helping the elite Republicans by keeping this quite?

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