Internet personality, singer, and content creator Tana Mongeau might’ve broken U.S. election laws with a ‘Booty for Biden’ vote drive, where people allegedly shared proof they voted for Biden in exchange for nude images of Mongeau.
Mongeau claims on Instagram that she received ballot proof from over 10,000 Biden voters and that she compensated them with nude photos in exchange. “My naked body is doing so many things for Biden,” Mongeau said on one of her TikTok videos.
A look at U.S. election law shows a provision titled, Expenditures to influence voting, that states:
Whoever makes or offers to make an expenditure to any person, either to vote or withhold his vote, or to vote for or against any candidate; and Whoever solicits, accepts, or receives any such expenditure in consideration of his vote or the withholding of his vote— Shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than one year, or both; and if the violation was willful, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than two years, or both.
According to a 2016 Associated Press report, taking ballot selfies is illegal in 16 states. Remember when Justin Timberlake got caught up in ballot selfie drama? Of course you do. Ballot selfie case wars have been waged in Michigan as recently as 2018, when a violation of the ballot selfie law could disqualify a ballot.
Now we have the ‘Booty For Biden’ campaign, a racket that Mongeau may have run to generate more votes for the former vice president. Mongeau, who boasts 5.4 million Instagram followers, 2.4 million Twitter followers, 4.5 million TikTok followers and 5.45 million YouTube followers, appears unfazed by the accusations.
“Love to see so many ppl who want change as badly as i do. u don’t need my ass to know what’s right for America so go VOTE! today was fun, ily,” she wrote on Instagram after ending her stunt.
UPDATE: Tana Mongeau says she got thousands of messages on OnlyFans after offering nudes in exchange for proof of vote for Biden. Tana says people “willingly voted for Biden.” According to Cornell University, making any offer to exchange something for vote is an electoral crime. pic.twitter.com/h7UptbafKE
— Def Noodles (@defnoodles) October 1, 2020