Most research into election fraud has occurred in the six battleground or swing states, until recently. We’re hoping to expand our coverage to every state in the US. The below sections outline what we know so far about Minnesota.

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Illegal Ballot Harvesting

In September 2020, two months prior to the election, investigative journalists from Project Veritas exposed an illegal ballot harvesting operation in the City of Minneapolis, thanks to Omar Jamal, employee of the Ramsey County Sheriff Department and chairman of the Somali Watchdog Group. Their reports 1 2 indicate that:

  • Ballots were collected or “harvested” for the benefit of City Councillor Jamal Osman, with video footage of his brother Liban Osman boasting about having 300 ballots in his car 1

  • Somali Congresswoman Ilhan Omar (Democrat), her campaign manager Ali Isse Gainey, and other associates were also implicated, allegedly paying approximately $250,000 in cash payments to at least forty workers on the ground (of which Liban was just one) 2 1

  • The scheme operated in at least three locations inside Hennepin County, Ward 6, as a “ballot harvesting triangle”: the Riverside Plaza apartments, the senior citizen community at Horn Towers and the Minneapolis Elections and Voter Services office at 980 E. Hennepin Ave., which also functions as a voting location and ballot drop-off site. Harvesters allegedly knocked on doors and collected unopened mail-in ballots from every resident. 1

  • The operation targeted the 80,000–100,000 Somali immigrants in Minnesota (while many in the Somali community were aware of it) 2

  • It also involved corrupt election judges and voting booth interpreters that accompanied voters and filled out their ballots for them 2

The voter turnout in Hennepin County in 2018 was shockingly high. We may now have the explanation. If what appears in the Project Veritas video is accurate the results of every election that touched Hennepin County in 2018 are in question.”

— Jennifer Carnahan, chairwoman of the Republican Party of Minnesota, Sep 29, 2020 3

The Omar campaign released a statement that “the amount of truth to this story is…zero” 3 and several mainstream media channels were quick to dismiss the report as incorrect and “deceptive” (including Fox9 which got the story quite wrong 4), however several of them later issued retractions. Despite media attempts to discredit him, The New York Times themselves appear to view Omar Jamal as a reliable source, having published at least 10 articles quoting him on matters relating to the Somali community. 5 After the The New York Times refused to retract their inaccurate and defamatory reporting, Project Veritas issued a lawsuit. Documents later revealed that The New York Times considers their articles about Project Veritas mere “unverifiable expression of opinion” and not to be taken seriously. The court decisions thus far appear to lean in favor of Project Veritas. 6

Seth Keshel’s Trend Analysis

Former US military intelligence officer and statistical analyst Seth Keshel analyzed the trends of voter registrations versus actual votes and discovered alarming anomalies in a number of counties, ones that defy trends that (in some cases) have proved reliable for over 100 years. He has published a report for every state, indicating which counties’ vote counts align with the trend in voter registrations and which have small or large divergences.

Seth Keshel County Trend Map for Minnesota

Chart legend: Red = Rampant Fraud, Yellow = Likely/Suspect, Green = Clean

Trump votes Biden votes Other votes
Officially reported results 1484065 (45.28%) 1717077 (52.40%) 76023 (2.32%)
Estimate of potential fraud 228000 (7.0%)
Estimate of actual result
(with fraud removed)
1484065 (48.7%) 1489077 (48.8%) 76023 (2.5%)

Seth estimates that there may be approximately 228,000 votes for Biden in excess of what Minnesota registration trends would indicate — a possible indicator of fraud. Counties with the greatest number of excess votes deserve closer inspection.

View Seth’s National Summary   View Seth’s Minnesota Report

Dominion Voting Machines

Minnesota used Dominion Voting Machines in at least some counties. Numerous integrity issues have been uncovered with Dominion.

Learn about Dominion

The polling place equipment used for each county in the US is listed at Verified Voting. They also have a detailed database including photographs of the various models of voting equipment. Note that the polling and ballot marking equipment is different to the scanning and tabulation equipment — both need to be highly secure, and in most cases are not.

Voting machines have introduced many vulnerabilities and avenues for manipulation in elections. Cybersecurity experts tell us that there is no such thing as a fully secure computer system, and the more complex our voting systems and election systems get, with more moving parts and connections, the more impossible it will be for any state or county to defend against a nation-state-level threat. It’s not possible. The efficiency gains brought by machines are not reason enough to tolerate the loss of security, accountability, and transparency.

Elections need to return to paper ballots and mechanical or hand counting to minimize the threat of cyber attacks and manipulation by fraud. Let your state representative, county clerk, county commissioners, and Secretary of State know your opinion about this.

Other Reports

A team of scientists from Election-Integrity.info produced the following reports:

Get Involved

Volunteers are needed to help verify the irregularities found. One key way this is done is through voter canvassing, with teams analyzing the county and state records and voter rolls, and others going door-to-door to identify whether the records match the actual residents living at the address.

Learn more about Canvassing Volunteer in Your State

Election Audit Groups on Telegram

To join the grassroots efforts in pursuing election integrity and audits of the 2020 election in Minnesota, you can join the following groups on Telegram:

For other states, see our Full List of Telegram Channels.

ElectionFraud20.org has no affiliation with nor any responsibility for these channels. Discern carefully, as some users and even admins of channels have shown obstruction to transparent audits of our elections.

State Representatives Supporting Election Integrity & Audits

Following the results of the Maricopa Arizona Forensic Audit, 112 state representatives signed a letter asking for forensic audits in all 50 states. The signatories for Minnesota include:

  • Senator Bruce Anderson
  • Representative Glenn Gruenhagen
  • Representative John Poston
  • Representative Erik Mortensen

Raw Data

  • In most states, the certified election results and voter registration statistics are available from the Secretary of State or State Board of Elections. Check their website for details.

  • The New York Times 2020 Election Site contains results for all states, with several maps and charts

  • Our own Data Explorer Tool allows you to inspect the 2020 New York Times data, including the time-series data of how the counting progressed, and can be downloaded in JSON or CSV format. It also includes counts for every precinct and county.

  • USElectionAtlas.org provides detailed results for 2020 and previous years. Some data is freely accessible on their website, while some, such as detailed historic results in CSV format, is purchasable for a fee.

  • Jeff O’Donnell has compiled additional data at MagaRaccoon.com that may be useful:

Footnotes & References

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