Election Fraud Investigator Who Exposed Alleged Illegal Democratic ‘Smurfing’ Donations Arrested

(Congressional Agenda) – Peter Bernegger, president of Election Watch, an election integrity group located in Wisconsin, was taken into police custody after filing complaints against several officials and candidates he exposed for taking donations that were allegedly facilitated by progressive activists in the names of individuals who were completely unaware of them. He was promptly slapped with felony charges of simulating a legal process.

This is a weaponization of the American legal system towards anyone who tries to stand up against the corruption of the radical left and the underhanded ways in which they try to manipulate the electoral process. Clearly, there’s nothing progressives won’t do in order to gain power and win elections.

“This is politically motivated where they are trying to shut me up, to shut us all up. For those who don’t know, this is the second time they have come after me; the first time was dismissed in 15 minutes when the judge learned the truth of the matter,” Bernegger penned in a post on X after he posted bail and was released from jail, according to The Wisconsin Daily Star.

“In the previous case, Bernegger was accused of harassing Meagan Wolfe, administrator of the Wisconsin Elections Commission. No charges were brought against him, however, ‘because there was zero evidence of any harassing,’ he told The Arizona Sun Times. ‘The truth is they wanted me to stop posting about Meagan Wolfe’s failures,'” the report continued.

Bernegger’s arrest occurred shortly after he filed a total of six complaints against Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul. The complaints were accepted by the Wisconsin Ethics Commission, along with several others against a series of Democratic officials and candidates running for office.

“The new prosecution began when Bernegger received an unsigned letter from the district attorney in Dane County, Ismael Ozanne, accusing him of the alleged felony. Wisconsin statute 946.68 states that it is illegal to send or deliver legal documents, including a complaint ‘that directs a person to perform or refrain from performing a specified act and compliance with which is enforceable by a court or governmental agency,'” the WDS stated.

Wisconsin legal statute 968.02(2) requires that notification of charges be served to him or accompanied by a summons, but that did not happen in this case. The law itself says that charging a person with a crime, “After a complaint has been issued, it shall be filed with a judge and either a warrant or summons shall be issued or the complaint shall be dismissed, pursuant to s. 968.03.”

Bernegger then objected by filing a motion to dismiss.

“The court set an initial appearance on April 1, but Bernegger didn’t show up since the law clearly stated that the complaint should be dismissed, and he’d filed the Motion to Dismiss. However, the judge appeared to disregard the law, issuing an arrest warrant for him not appearing, and Bernegger self-surrendered,” WDS went on to report. “Bernegger was released on a signature bond. He told The Sun Times the authorities didn’t care about a cash bond, prohibiting him from alcohol or drugs, or other restrictions, ‘all they wanted was for me to shut and stop filing lawsuits.’ The signature bond prohibits him from publishing directly or indirectly any harassment or intimidation of the witnesses or victims.”

He then pointed out that only two individuals since the mid-1970s have actually been convicted of violating that statute.

“Bernegger’s research found that the Smurfing effort began back in 2010 with the progressive voting group ACORN, which turned into ActBlue. Numerous ACORN officials were convicted of crimes, mostly voter registration fraud. Bernegger said progressive activists use bots to take names from the FEC website, where the donor has indicated they are retired or have left the employment space blank. He said he believes they target these types of donors since ‘they are unlikely to be able to fight back.’ They then make thousands of small donations in those donors’ names without their knowledge to ActBlue and Democratic candidates,” it added.

Bernegger researched the matter alongside election integrity investigator Chris Gleason, a native of Florida, and also partnered with undercover journalist extraordinaire James O’Keefe, who paid a visit to the residences of the elderly Democratic Smurfs. He asked them if they made hundreds or thousands of small contributions. They all denied doing so.

The piece reveals that Bernegger believes this is identity theft, a violation of the Bank Secrecy Act, and criminal money laundering, among other possible charges.

“In February, Bernegger filed a complaint against Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis for allegedly accepting $184,916.45 in Smurfing contributions. He also found $23,459.54 contributed by donors who listed no name or address and $44,295,80 over the limit of $3,000 per person. Bernegger said a citizen also filed a complaint against the Tim Michels campaign that month, alleging ‘918 donations (made up of 436 unique donors) totaling $228,821.62.’ Michels ran for governor in 2022 for Wisconsin,” the article noted.

Bernegger also filed a complaint against the ‘People for Rebecca’ campaign, headed up by Rebecca Kleefisch, making the allegation that $242,229.94 of her donations were the result of Smurfing. He asserted that one of the donors, an 86-year-old male, made a whopping 17,716 donations over a 5 and a half year period to Kleefisch and several others. Allegedly, Kleefisch also accepted $456,993 in contributions from P.O. Box addresses instead of street addresses, which is a violation of the law.

Back on March 1, Bernegger posted on X that he might have succeeded against a member of the Wisconsin state assembly, saying, “She’s OUT! Kristina Shelton had a campaign finance violations complaint filed against her for $6,198.66. We caught her Smurfing, i.e. structured money laundering. This D-Assembly Rep from Green Bay has announced she won’t seek re-election. She’s liable to pay the money back, could face treble in fines by the Wisconsin Ethics Commission.”

Along with his work against Smurfing, Bernegger has also been looking into dead voters along with how electronic voting machines created by Dominion Voting Systems are potentially being manipulated.

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