In case you missed this one after the election … but I thought elections were 100% on the level? Next time someone tells you there is no such thing as voter fraud, you can show them this …
I know we are not supposed to talk about these incidents if we want to keep our Facebook pages, but this is one of the most important issues in the world, the integrity of our elections. If we do not shine light on those getting caught with their hands in the cookie jar, things will only get worse, IMHO.
[Opinion] A Texas Democratic mayoral candidate was arrested Wednesday night for applying for and receiving 84 mail-in ballots in Carrollton, Texas. There was suspicion that voter fraud was taking place when a mailbox, allegedly for a nursing home, received a quantity of mail-in ballots. Investigators went to the home but found that the residents had not requested the ballots.
Police then began watching the mailbox and waited for the mail to be picked up. They then got a search warrant for the home of Zul Mohamed, who’s running to become the mayor of Carrollton. Carrollton is about an hour north of Dallas.
Once inside his house, they found 25 ballots, some of which were already opened. Voter fraud is a major concern in the 2020 elections. One candidate could win, but theoretically end up losing because of phony ballots.
Attorney General Ken Paxton said:
“Mail ballots are inherently insecure and vulnerable to fraud, and I am committed to safeguarding the integrity of our elections. My office is prepared to assist any Texas county in combating this form of fraud.”
Mohamed has been charged with 25 counts of knowingly possessing a ballot with intent to defraud, a second-degree felony, and 84 counts of providing false info on a voting application, a third-degree felony. If convicted Mohamed is facing a possible 20-year sentence. This is Texas and not New York, so the possibility that he actually pays for his crimes (provided he is found guilty) is real.
The sheriff’s office said that on Sept. 23, investigators became aware someone had requested absentee ballots be sent to a P.O. Box in Lewisville, Texas, which allegedly belonged to a nursing home facility. But when investigators contacted Carrollton residents whose ballots had been requested, those individuals said they had not applied for the ballots.
On Wednesday, the box of requested ballots was picked up at the facility; when police searched Mohamed’s house, they allegedly found the box containing the registered ballots, with several already open.
“Voter fraud is a serious and widespread issue and cannot be tolerated,” Denton County Sheriff Tracey Murphree said in a statement. “The fact an actual candidate for public office would engage in these activities is appalling. We will continue to aggressively investigate allegations of voter fraud.”
This has been a common theme this year. Four Democrats were arrested in Paterson, NJ after their mail-in balloting fraudwas discovered. A new election had to be scheduled.
In Michigan 10,000 ballots were deemed fraudulent. Of those requested mail in ballots, 846 were for the dead.
In Texas, Joe Biden’s political director Dallas Jones has been snared in a mail-in ballot harvesting scheme. Two Democratic elected officials are also allegedly involved.
‘A lawsuit filed Monday in US District Court in Denver alleges the Colorado Secretary of State’s office failed to clean up its voter rolls in compliance with the National Voter Registration Act.; Democrat Jena Griswold is the current Secretary of State in Colorado.
In Texas, four people, Shannon Brown, Marlena Jackson, Charlie Burns, and DeWayne Ward were arrested for illegal ballot harvesting of mail-in ballots.
In Iowa, a judge invalidated 50,000 mail-in ballots. Can reported ‘The Trump campaign argued the forms should have been blank except for the election date and type, per the Iowa secretary of state’s directions. Local officials in Linn County, which is home to Cedar Rapids, ignored those directions and sent out the applications with more information anyway.’