Way back in the Summer of 2020, a story emerged in the local news about a group of Democrats who were investigated for two years and arrested over bribery and vote fraud allegations, which would have been interesting to the public, yet the mainstream media ignored the story.
“Four members of the Toledo City Council have been accused of accepting bribes while in office, according to court documents obtained by 13abc on Tuesday. At least three of those council members have been placed into federal custody. 13abc crews were on the scene as council members Larry Sykes and Yvonne Harper were placed into custody. Federal documents also implicate council members, Gary Johnson and Tyrone Riley,” the Toledo News reported in June 2020.
So the local body who is supposed to be so close to the American citizens that they care about potholes, allegedly sold their positions to overthrow our election integrity to make a small handful of cash for themselves.
That is what working Americans fear the most, that they will have no voice and be taken advantage of while they are busy raising a family and working.
But the National media says people are bad for worrying about elections- yet there are stories that their nightmares are true. What should Americans do? Believe what they are told to believe by the National Media or their local news?
“Four members of the Toledo City Council have been accused of accepting bribes while in office, according to court documents obtained by 13abc on Tuesday.
At least three of those council members have been placed into federal custody. 13abc crews were on the scene as council members Larry Sykes and Yvonne Harper were placed into custody. Federal documents also implicate council members, Gary Johnson and Tyrone Riley.
According to a criminal complaint filed with the U.S. District Court, Councilman Sykes faces complaints of “Receipt of Bribe by Agent of Organization Receiving Federal Funds” and “Hobbs Act Extortion Under Color of Official Right.” In the affidavit filed along with the complaint, council members Harper, Riley, and Jonson are also named as subjects.
The country has been embroiled in a massive disinformation campaign by large, wealthy “mainstream media” outlets, who have been feeding the public with the stories that claims of concerns over election integrity are somehow violent and treasonous, without understanding that the public, in fact, is aware of stories of voter fraud, on their own.
By July, it had gotten worse for the Democrat lawmakers, KUVE, reported on their indictment:
“The next step in Toledo’s largest public corruption investigation in decades was a large one as a grand jury indicted four federally charged members of Toledo City Council and a local attorney in the alleged money-for-votes conspiracy and extortion scheme. Their probable cause hearing, set for Tuesday afternoon, was vacated, and the new charges were filed.”
In September local news, 13 ABC, reported on the judge appointed replacements for the Democrat City Council; this should have been a big story :
“On July 21, council members Tyrone Riley, Yvonne Harper, Larry Sykes, and Gary Johnson were suspended from office after being charged with bribery, extortion, and conspiracy. According to an FBI investigation, the four members are alleged to have accepted $34,000 in bribes in return for votes on zoning requests. All four voluntarily stepped down from their council positions in July.
Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost (R) stated: “Until allegations of public corruption are resolved in court, a suspension is a proper remedy to balance the accused’s right of a presumption of innocence with the public’s interest to have a functioning city council.”
Hobbs, Williams, Whitman, and McPherson assumed office on Sept. 22. Though the position is non-partisan, the Toledo Blade identified all four as Democrats. Each council member will hold their position in a temporary capacity until their predecessor’s term ends or until the suspended council member resigns or is found innocent.”
Yet, the national Mainstream Media covered none of this story. Perhaps because they have an agenda to demonize Americans concerned about election integrity, and perhaps they are a part of a larger strategy to demonize Americans in general.
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Until the public demands respect for their concerns and stops consuming Mainstream Media, we can expect that the National Mainstream media will push the narratives they get paid to push, not some much, unlike the City Council who takes money to use their powerful positions to benefit their wealthy “friends.”
Kari is an ex-Community Organizer who writes about Voter Engagement, Cultural Marxism and Campaigns. She has been a grassroots volunteer with the GOP, on and off for 18 years. She is a Homeschool Mom in North Carolina and loves Photojournalism and Citizen Journalism. @Saorsa1776