On Thursday, Project Veritas revealed a document from the FBI concerning “election crimes.” It contained a list of possible crimes which the Bureau will look at on social media sites in the days preceding the midterm elections.
The report lists the occurrence of crimes in connection with electoral interference, campaign finance election interference, voter/ballot fraud, and other related crimes. The most notable part was the use of “misinformation that the Bureau defines as “false or misleading information spread mistakenly or unintentionally.”
In normal situations, this would not pose a problem. Law enforcement has always been able to prosecute cases involving this kind of behavior.
On the FBI's website, Bureau mentions it is possible that “[b]ad actors” might “provide misleading information about the time, manner, or place of voting,” which could include “inaccurate election dates or false claims about voting qualifications or methods, such as false information suggesting that one may vote by text.”
A prime example could be the right-wing grifters Jacob Wohl and Jack Burkman, who were found to be putting on a robocall campaign designed to block votes in swing states in the 2020 election. They targeted specifically the black population, which tends to tend to vote for Democrats:
The two men were accused of arranging for a voice broadcast service to make about 85,000 robocalls to predominantly Black neighborhoods in Ohio, Michigan, New York, Pennsylvania and Illinois during the runup to the 2020 general election. Prosecutors said the pair were responsible for 3,500 calls to residents of Cleveland and East Cleveland.
The recordings falsely advised prospective voters that their votes cast by mail could end up being used by law enforcement officers to issue arrest warrants and recover outstanding debts. The two also suggested that voting this way could lead to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to follow those who vote to get them to undergo COVID-19 vaccine.
It is clear that fraud like that is what the FBI is seeking to put an end to. However, in a time where it seems that the Bureau and Justice Department have openly been politicized, the use of the word “misinformation” should raise some concerns.
The FBI has been shown as a political establishment since the election of former president Donald Trump. We have already heard of the Spygate scandal and the Russia collusion hoax, where the Bureau played a crucial role. They are still targeting the ex-president and some of his associates.
Furthermore, they appear to be on the pro-choice side in the abortion argument. They have arrested pro-life activists and charged them with “crimes” they allegedly committed over a year ago. At the time of writing it appears that the FBI has not arrested any individuals for the firebombings or other vandalism committed by anti-abortion activists in opposition to pro-life groups.
If anyone still believes that the FBI cannot use the laws to target individuals for their opinions or critiques of the Internet, they have been misled. In the last couple of years, the meaning of “misinformation” has been: “Any opinion, viewpoint, or argument that the left doesn’t like.”
It is now evident that the Bureau is in the control of left-wing politicians, and we must assume that this is the way in which they operate. Hopefully, this isn’t the case.