“I just had someone asking for my husband by his first legal name, soliciting to seek if we were voting, specifically for Al Gross just about 5 minutes ago. I thought it wasn’t allowed to solicit in the neighborhood? Also….it’s 8pm? I find this super abnormal,” wrote a woman from the Bayshore area of Anchorage.
She isn’t the only one being pestered. Others report being asked for their ballots by out-of-staters who come to their doors.
They know who you are and they know how you typically vote, thanks to Big Tech.
The canvassers are for the Alan Gross campaign, and they’ve been flown in from all over the country. Some of them are staying at a midtown hotel, while others have been put up at the Captain Cook hotel, with an open meal and bar tab. They are being paid a stipend to crawl through neighborhoods and harvest ballots.
The ballot harvesting is creepy, said one Anchorage man who lives in the downtown area. A pair of Gross volunteers from Wisconsin showed up at his door, asked him if he was planning to vote, and when he said he had an absentee ballot, but had not decided if he was going to vote it or vote in person, the two offered to take that ballot and drop it off at a polling station for him. He is elderly, but was not addled and was not about to hand his ballot over.
Downtown Anchorage is prime hunting grounds for ballot harvesters, as it is heavily Democrat. The practice is not illegal, but may raise questions about whether those ballots ever make it to their intended destinations.
“Don’t give your ballot to anybody that you don’t know,” said Randy Ruedrich, former chairman of the Alaska Republican Party. “Paid visitors are not expected to do you a favor.”
Gross volunteers from out of state have been at it for weeks, first asking people to fill out absentee ballot applications, and trying to get them to hand those application over to them, and now going through their preprogrammed lists to get the ballots themselves from those who have not voted.