LOS ANGELES, CA – YouTuber and internet personality Tana Mongeau could be facing legal trouble following allegations of vote buying. Mongeau took to Twitter to offer nude pictures of herself to fans who vote for Joe Biden in a campaign she dubbed “BootyForBiden.”
In a since deleted tweet from September 30 the social media star offered naked pictures in exchange for votes:
“if u send me proof u voted for Biden I’ll send you a nude for free”
Mongeau then posted an update on Instagram the next day claiming that her voting initiative was wildly successful:
“update #bootyforbiden broke tana uncensored. love to see so many ppl who want change as badly as i do. u don’t need my ass to know what’s right for America so go VOTE! today was fun, ily”
The social media celebrity had no shame in admitting that her scheme to provide explicit pictures to Biden supporters enticed voters.
In a TikTok video, Mongeau claims that she has received “tens of thousands of messages” with voters showing proof that they voted for Biden.
UPDATE: Tana Mongeau says she got thousands of messages on OnlyFans after offering nudes in exchange for proof of vote for Biden. Tana says people “willingly voted for Biden.” According to Cornell University, making any offer to exchange something for vote is an electoral crime. pic.twitter.com/h7UptbafKE
— Def Noodles (@defnoodles) October 1, 2020
Mongeau even went as far as mocking a supporter of President Trump that commented on her videos saying:
“My naked body is doing so many things for Biden.”
Tana Mongeau appears to admit in a TikTok that she bought votes for Biden using her nudes. pic.twitter.com/vTxCJJnwHL
— Def Noodles (@defnoodles) October 1, 2020
But, it is apparent that Mongeau didn’t look into the legality of her statements before incentivizing fans to vote for Biden. Federal election laws outline that offering things in exchange for voting is illegal and could result in jail time:
“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.”
Now the star is changing her tune after realizing the legal trouble she could be facing. In another tweet on Tuesday, Mongeau claims that her actions were not an electoral crime as she didn’t influence voters:
“It wasn’t. I only received ppl telling me what they wanted to do. U don’t need my ass to tell u who to vote for. I lost youtube verification because I accidentally fucked up uploading in the backend of my acct. it’s back now. Fuck the news lol”
it wasn’t. i only recieved ppl telling me what they wanted to do. u don’t need my ass to tell u who to vote for. i lost youtube verification because i accidentally fucked up uploading in the backend of my acct. it’s back now. fuck the news lol https://t.co/xjGNi7JZfH
— tana mongeau (@tanamongeau) October 6, 2020
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Of course this isn’t the first example of vote tampering in the 2020 election. Stories are appearing daily that highlight the illegal activity that could sway our election.
LOS ANGELES, CA – More than 2,000 Los Angeles County voters received flawed mail-in ballots, making it impossible for them to actually vote for the next president of the United States.
According to reports, the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk’s office has confirmed that about 2,100 “faulty ballots” were mailed earlier to residents in the Woodland Hills area. Michael Sanchez, a spokesman for the county clerk’s office said in a statement:
“While this has impacted a very small number of Los Angeles County votes, we nevertheless apologize to those affected by the mistake.”
Attorney Christy Gargalis, a Woodland Hills resident, said that she did a double take when she received her ballot in the mail. She explained that she compared her ballot to her husband’s and sister’s ballots, both of which were also missing the section to vote for the president.
“I’ve always been an in-person voter, so I wasn’t even planning on looking at the ballot until the day I was going to vote.”
“Something told me that this was a different election, a different year and I just had to check my ballot and I’m glad I did.”
Gargalis explained that her neighbors also had the same problem with their mail-in ballot. She said that she reached out to state and county officials and was told they would be sending out new ballots soon.
Even though she filed a complaint, she said that only her husband has received an email update from the county clerk that a new ballot would be sent out the very next morning. Sanchez said in a statement:
“We are now in the process of alerting all affected voters in this precinct of the error by robocall and email and tomorrow morning we will be mailing out new, corrected ballots with a letter describing the error.”
Sanchez had also advised voters to “discard” the “faulty” ballots and mail in only the accurate ones. He said:
“If they have already filled out and mailed their original ballot, we will cancel their original ballot once their new ballot is received.”
This massive error follows the executive order Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom issued back in May, requiring the state to send all registered voters absentee ballots ahead of the November 3rd election. His main reason for sending over 21 million mail-in ballots to the great people of California? The COVID-19 pandemic.
At the time of the executive order, he said:
“Elections and the right to vote are foundational to our democracy. No Californian should be forced to risk their health in order to exercise their right to vote.”
In addition, California Secretary of State Alex Padilla said of the plan:
“Today we become the first state in the nation to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic by mailing every registered voter a ballot. We are meeting our obligation to provide an accessible, secure, and safe election this November.”
The “faulty” ballots incident is the latest example of vote-by-mail irregularities, fueling fears over the growing potential for voter fraud associated with mail-in voting.
In New York, Nassau County recently received ballots with the wrong oath envelope.
Officials attributed the incident to a “printing error.” In addition to these incidents, the United States Postal Inspection Service (USPIS) is investigating after mail was stolen out of multiple collection boxes in the state. USPIS Inspector Michael Romano said in a recent statement:
“I don’t have any information whether the boxes contain any sort of election mail. If we have any indication that it is, sort of, election fraud related, we are going to work closely with our counterparts at the Federal Bureau of Investigation to determine what type of theft we have and aggressively investigate the case.”
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