By R. Cort Kirkwood
A state representative in South Carolina conspired with a violent prison inmate to defraud voters by recruiting leftists to run as Republicans.
In yet another remarkable sting operation, Project Veritas has obtained audio of a phone call between Krystle N. Matthews, a hard-left, black Democrat, and David Solomon Ballard, an inmate at the Perry Correctional Institution, in which Matthews explains her plan.
Aside from running fake Republicans, she wants to steal yard signs and said she will accept drug money to subsidize her own political career.
How long she will have that career is not known.
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In speaking with Ballard, convicted of assaulting one and threatening to assault another lawman, Matthews unabashedly said she was prepared to commit a crime to help Democrats take over South Carolina.
Ballard asked “what can we do” to help her campaign, the audio reveals.
“I’m very much a n***** in a lot of ways, but I know how to turn it off and turn it on.” Matthews replied. “This is the only way you’re gonna change the, the dynamics in South Carolina”:
You gotta find some folks that are a little bit polished. Maybe are not, you know, nobody really knows them that well, maybe they haven’t really been politically active. But we need some secret sleepers.
Like you need, we need them to run as the other side, even though they for our side.… We need people to run as Republicans in these local elections. This is the only way you’re going to change the dynamics in South Carolina.
But breaking the law that prohibits running straw candidates for public office, the audio reveals, wasn’t her only brainstorm.
“I still got to struggle to raise money for my campaign? Where the f*** is my black people with money?” the estimable member of the Palmetto State’s House of Representatives said. “I don’t care about no dope money! Give me that dope boy money!”
From there, the highlights improved:
• S***, where the f****** dope? Where the duffle bag boys? Get you — find me somebody from your family that don’t even know you donating to my campaign and put that s*** under they names.
• Honestly, these ain’t the same type of black people that I grew up around. I don’t recognize these black people. So, I black because I don’t understand the type of black that they are. Now, can I talk intelligently? Can I, I could be. Listen, I can move in all kind of circles, but I’m a n***** at heart. I love black people. I feel safest around my people.
• We need some folks that can wear all black at night and take they f****** yard signs down when they, when they sleeping.
While Matthews elaborated on this unique political strategy, Ballard mumbled in agreement.
As of this writing, the leftist mainstream media has not moved on the story, and Matthews has not, as she should, resigned her seat in South Carolina’s House.
Nor has the state’s Democratic Party released a statement. Its latest release is an hysterical take on the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision that overturned 1973’s Roe V. Wade decision that struck down democratically passed abortion laws in all 50 states.
Tomorrow, Matthews faces Democratic opponent Catherine Bruce in a runoff election for the party nomination that will determine who faces GOP Senator Tim Scott.
Matthews’s unofficial political adviser is a violent and dangerous criminal.
In 2018, Ballard pleaded guilty to threatening the sheriff of Aiken County, South Carolina, and assaulting a cop during an arrest in 2017.
The judge sentenced him to 14 years in prison.
Ballard also has an extensive criminal record that includes drug and drunk-driving convictions, plus two more convictions for assault and battery — one with “intent to kill.”
His credentials to advise a political candidate are something of a mystery, although his ability to drive under the influence and beat the living daylights out of people is unimpeachable.
If he weren’t in prison, that last resumé builder might have landed him a job as a Democratic poll watcher.