A video shared by President Trump on Twitter has caught key leaders working with the Biden campaign in a bribery scandal.
Leaders in Nevada’s Native American community were caught on video offering tribal members and associates various bribes for their votes, including Visa gift cards, jewelry, and other “swag.”
Here is President Trump‘s Twitter post:
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 2, 2020
Reno-Sparks Indian Colony (RSIC) leaders are seen in a longer video shared on YouTube telling people who can prove that they voted to enter into a raffle with gift cards in amounts of $25, $100, $250, and $500. They also offered jewelry, t-shirts, and masks.
“If you come here to vote or if you voted already, RSIC is having a raffle,” said RSIC spokeswoman Bethany Sam, seen standing in front of the Biden-Harris campaign bus while wearing a Biden-Harris mask.
Later in the video, Sam also can be heard saying that there are “a lot of great things to push you guys to get out here to vote, challenge you go get you out here to vote.”
The Trump campaign is planning to show these videos as evidence in a Carson City court, including them as part of its effort to prove voter fraud and irregularities occurred in the Nevada election. In a briefing paper as part of their lawsuit, the Trump campaign referred to these incidents a “Native American Votes for Dollars Scandal.”
“A shocking number of states have discovered that groups claiming to support the Native American community’s voice at the polls have engaged in blatantly illegal bribery and vote incentivizing with cash cards, gas cards, electronics and other items. This scandal appears to have been rampant in Nevada. Posts on the Nevada Native Vote Project Facebook page show that similar raffles were conducted in 15 Nevada native communities, with 116 voters receiving $6,650 in cash prizes,” the briefing read.
Despite the video evidence, Democrats, the left-wing media, and leaders in the Native American community are claiming that nothing illegal occurred.
“I think that this lawsuit is a little bit reckless. It’s sort of just casting a wide net of disparagement on the Nevada Native Vote Project. And it turns out a lot of their claims are unsubstantiated,” Jacqueline De León, staff attorney for the Native American Rights Fund, told NPR.
She also claimed that the raffles were open to all, but it is clear from the videos that entry was limited to Native Americans and their associates or staffers. Regardless of who was eligible, this is still a violation of the law.
Many election experts have said that the Native American vote was essential in guaranteeing that Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden won in states like Nevada and Arizona. CNN commentator Van Jones, a Democrat, confirmed this on-air, stating: “The Native American community played a tremendous role… They are responsible for the victory.”