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The right has a new election fraud expert—who was once busted for illegally filming people in his bathroom

He’s got a history of filming.

 

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A video posted on the right-wing site Rumble alleging to show evidence of election fraud in Dallas, Texas is being used to call for a delay in the certification of the midterm vote in Dallas County, which overwhelmingly supported Democrats.

It was obtained by the Election Oversight Group, which is managed by a man who pled guilty to voyeurism charges after secretly filming people in his home bathroom. 

He was also ordered to pay over $3 million in damages.

The video began circulating in conservative circles after a Nov. 14 article in the Gateway Pundit, a right-wing conspiracy theory website.

“The Election Oversight Group, who has been investigating and documenting Georgia’s election problems since the 2020 General Election, in conjunction with County Citizens Defending Freedom, has provided The Gateway Pundit with more evidence that our election system should not be trusted,” the article reads. “This time, it’s direct from Texas but has implications and evidence of occurrences in many other jurisdictions.”

Kevin Moncla, whose group obtained the video from a poll worker, suggested he will take legal action based on his findings in Dallas, but has not provided evidence beyond the one video.

“We have the facts,” Moncla posted on Twitter on Nov. 17. “The fact is the poll pad numbers across Dallas County were falsely inflated.”

The video, which shows unusual jumps in checked-in voters on the screen of an electronic pollbook after polls closed, has been used to fuel claims of fraud. 

Those rumors have already been debunked by authorities. But despite being batted down as bogus in the wake of the Gateway Pundit’s splashy claims, the video was picked up the next day by the Dallas Express, a right-wing outlet, and a local Spectrum News station.

During public comment at an unrelated Commissioners Court meeting on Nov. 15, one Dallas County resident demanded a total decertification and re-do of the election.

“I’m here today to call on this body to not certify the election of Nov. 8 based on numerous accusations of fraud and malfeasance that went on in Dallas County,” Robinson said. “We have video evidence that electronic pollbooks were calculating additional voters after the election closed.”

Both the Gateway Pundit article and the description under the original post of the video on Rumble link to a fundraiser for the Election Oversight Group (EOG), which is led by Moncla. Moncla, a self-described investigative journalist and independent researcher, is listed as the manager of the EOG fundraiser on Give Send Go, a Christian fundraising platform that’s become a haven for far-right causes. Moncla has appeared in podcasts representing EOG and regularly posts links to their website on Twitter. His name appears at the bottom of their Substack.

The EOG fundraiser is seeking $125,000 to support their “investigative” work. It has raised less than $20,000 so far. 

Moncla and another managing member of EOG, David Cross, filed a complaint in Georgia on Oct. 11 claiming widespread “error codes” were found in Dominion Voting Systems tabulating machines in Georgia used in the 2020 election, a state where conspiracies around the company and voting machines have flourished. The video from Dallas, which was filmed in violation of election law, is the latest broadside. 

But this isn’t the first time Moncla has apparently been involved with filming.

The Daily Dot found evidence that a Kevin Michael Moncla pled guilty to a misdemeanor voyeurism charge in 2004. Moncla was ordered to pay $3.25 million in damages by the court. As reported by the Ledger in 2006, court records say Moncla secretly videotaped house guests’ and his then-wife’s activities in the bathroom through ceiling vents at his home in Destin, Florida. From Sept. to Nov. 2002, a couple and their two young children were videotaped while they were guests in Moncla’s home, court records say. Police say no crimes, however, were committed against the children.

In one of Moncla’s mugshot photos, he’s sporting a beard similar to what is seen in his Twitter photo and in a Nov. 16 appearance on Real America’s Voice, a far-right network that features Steve Bannon. Via email, Moncla confirmed he is involved with EOG but did not respond to the Daily Dot’s emails, calls, or texts regarding the voyeurism incident.

A sheriff’s office investigator testified in a deposition that the recording setup in Moncla’s home was “more sophisticated than throwing a camera up somewhere and leaving it out.” The scheme unraveled when Moncla’s then-wife discovered a videocassette recorder and tapes under a bed, according to the prosecutor.

Now, the supposed secret bathroom filmer is engaged in another filming campaign to prevent certification of elections in Texas.

The calls to halt certification in Dallas say the videos filmed by a poll worker—in violation of election law—show sudden jumps in the number of voters checking in after the polls closed, proving machines were compromised. While Moncla has submitted multiple formal complaints in Georgia alleging systemic issues with voting machines, he’s been vague about the details regarding Dallas County, a Democratic stronghold in Texas, aside from claims of inflated vote counts. 

“Legal reasons,” he recently posted on Twitter. “You don’t put your evidence out before you file a case.”

Moncla’s comments on Real America’s Voice demonstrate his beliefs that thousands of votes have been fabricated across the South. One 29-page complaint co-authored by Moncla claims with little basis that more than 300,000 votes were unverified in Atlanta and should have been thrown out.

Whether Moncla will make similar allegations about Dallas County is unclear, but he suggests has more in his pocket.

“I’ve got the complete line of evidence for both Dallas, TX and multiple counties in GA,” he wrote on Twitter. “I’m not guessing- it is a fact.”

However, the narrative pushed by EOG has been rebuked by nearly every election authority in Texas.

A spokesperson from the Texas Secretary of State told Lead Stories that the state-certified Election Systems & Software (ES&S) voting systems have previously experienced “some delay in the downloading” of checked-in voters and then caught up. 

“The updating of pollbook numbers, even after polls have closed, is normal behavior for an electronic pollbook,” a spokesperson from ES&S told Lead Stories.

Dallas County Elections also responded to the claims.

“Once the polls closed at 7 pm on Election Day, the upload traffic on the network decreased and, as a result, the downloads appeared to have sped up significantly,” the Dallas County Elections rumor control website reported. “Dallas County’s e-pollbooks functioned accurately, but slowly, and correctly recorded the number of voters who were issued ballots on Election Day.”

Update 4:00pm CT: In a tweeted statement after publication, Moncla denied filming anyone, claiming instead that he had recorded his wife’s calls during a custody battle and took a plea deal to avoid a felony.

Okaloosa County Court records note a guilty disposition for a “Sex Offense – Video Voyeurism.”

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