Left-wing groups are scheming to bribe Georgians to vote in the January 5, 2021 runoff election with well over a hundred thousand dollars of free meals and other giveaways despite it being a clear violation of U.S. federal law.
An email from Vote.org dated December 10, 2020 bragged that “food trucks will be parked in strategic locations across the state” [emphasis added] and requested donations to fund their “full Georgia food truck program [which] will cost $153,000 to supply and staff.”
Although Vote.org laughably claims to be non-partisan, the organization states that the Southern Poverty Law Center and the Soros-funded Black Voters Matter are “partners.” Vote.org CEO Andrea Hailey tweeted shortly after President Trump’s inauguration that people must “[G]et to work building coalitions to fight Trump NOW.”
While Vote.org does not describe “strategic,” they are likely following the same scheme they used during the 2020 presidential election, when they targeted “Georgia, Indiana, Michigan, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin” with their food trucks at polling stations. Unsurprisingly, the Vote.org food truck locations encompassed mostly “critical battlegrounds that will most likely decide who wins the White House.”
The vultures at Vote.org claim that one of their effective 2020 strategies was “[S]ending food trucks to serve meals and provide election protection information to 40,500 voters waiting in long lines to vote early.” Vote.org “deployed food trucks to 13 cities including Atlanta and Philadelphia, prioritizing polling locations that served communities of color and / or low income voters.” [emphasis added]
The Vote.org email from this week continues:
Each food truck will hand out between 500 and 750 free meals. During a pandemic that has caused increased food insecurity for many communities, this program serves multiple community needs.
Thanks to supporters like you, we’re already running a multilayered campaign to reach and turn out every eligible Georgia voter for these consequential runoff elections. The results have the potential to determine control of the U.S. Senate.
As reported at RAIR Foundation USA, Vote.org is actively fighting to bring “young voters, low-income voters, and voters of color” to the Georgia runoffs. In a November email, the left-wing group claimed to be “partnering” with hard left organizations such as “Southern Poverty Law Center, Fair Fight [founded by Stacey Abrams], the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta, and Black Voters Matter.”
Black Voters Matter
The Soros-Funded Black Voters Matter group is using that cash to entice democrats to get to the polls on January 5th. According to their website, the group is promoting their “Can’t Stop Won’t Stop tour,” a “statewide outreach tour on the ‘Blackest Bus in America.'” They brag about using their Soros dollars for “digital and radio advertisements, community events, and food giveaways that will inform and engage Georgia voters about the upcoming election…” They are also offering “special outreach to historically disengaged communities like young, first-time voters and formerly incarcerated individuals…” [emphasis added]
The leftist group founded by LaTosha Brown, an alum of the communist training school known as the Rockwood Leadership Institute and Clifford Albright, a recipient of the “Soros Equality Fellowship” also reveals further incentives:
“BVM will hold concerts, Thanksgiving turkey giveaways, and other community events across Georgia to galvanize voters before the January 5 election.”
TAKE ACTION: Georgia Secretary of State CONFIRMS Illegality of Handing out Free Food to Voters
Title 18, U.S. code 597 titled “Expenditures to influence voting” is clear:
“Whoever makes or offers to make an expenditure to any person, either to vote or withhold his vote, or to vote for or against any candidate; and Whoever solicits, accepts, or receives any such expenditure in consideration of his vote or the withholding of his vote—Shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than one year, or both; and if the violation was willful, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than two years, or both.”
A local news report 11Alive delved into the question in October during early voting. The secretary of state’s office confirmed that handing out free food to voters is illegal, but they “would not go on camera to discuss if it would be enforcing that code.” RAIR Foundation USA reached out to confirm that GA Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger‘s office will be enforcing federal law.
ALERT: Georgians and concerned citizens can also reach out here.
Watch a local Georgia News Report from October discussing the federal law: