Archived evidence shows that the Nevada Native Vote Project traded $25 to $500 Visa gift cards and larger prizes for completed ballots, an illegal activity under federal law, The Epoch Times reported.
Federal law prohibits soliciting, accepting, or receiving “any such expenditure in consideration of his vote or the withholding of his vote.”
Violation of these statues could lead to up to two years in prison or fines.
One screenshot from a since-deleted Facebook post shows a ballot trading hands, lists 20 raffle winners, and states, “Thank you all who came out to vote and congrats to the winners.”
In another screenshot a raffle winner is seen holding a Visa gift card.
The Reno-Sparks Indian Colony posted a Facebook video on Nov. 3, which has not been deleted as of Dec. 1, in which a public relations officer named Bethany Sam tells voters to come out for “one last big push” and offers them “some extra swag that we can give out.”
“We have twenty-five $25 dollar gift cards to raffle off so that’s a lot of money in cash here,” Sam said. “We have also four $100 gift cards to give away, so again you want to make sure to get out here and vote. And then, we have four $250 gift cards to raffle. And our grand prize is going to be a $500 Visa gift card to the person or native voters who came out early this week early voting.”
In the video, Sam is standing next to two elderly people who have t-shirts draped over their arm and shoulder, which they accepted in exchange for casting their votes.
Sam said voters could receive t-shirts, keychains, bracelets, necklaces, earrings, and stickers for coming to vote.
It’s likely that Sam aimed to help Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden with her vote-buying system, since she stood in front of a Biden-Harris campaign bus in one her promotional videos.
Her employer, the Reno-Sparks Indian Colony, released its “Voting Recommendations,” which listed Biden-Harris at the top of the ticket.
“If you can, get down here and get yourself some swag, see the Biden-Harris campaign bus and then you can go in person or drop your ballot off at our Reno polling location here,” Sam said.
In this video, she wore a Biden-Harris facial covering.
“We have a lot of our community members here waiting to get their swag,” she said. “Get down here and get your swag and vote.”
Photo and video evidence from eight other states, including Arizona, Wisconsin, and Minnesota, demonstrates similar voter fraud schemes.
“Vote buying is a federal crime. Whether FBI agents and the DOJ Election Crimes office is willing to involve itself is a separate matter altogether,” said Logan Churchwell, communications director with the Public Interest Legal.
Federal law enforcement agencies have not announced investigations into substantial allegations of election fraud and voter fraud in the 2020 election.
Attorney General Bill Barr said Tuesday that the Department of Justice has not seen evidence of fraud that would be significant enough to change the election’s results.