Despite being constantly assured by Democrats and most of the mainstream media (but I repeat myself) that voter fraud doesn’t really happen, these nagging stories seem to keep popping up. This one, picked up by CBS News in Dallas, is a doozy. Four women have been charged with felonies in Fort Worth after the discovery that they were intercepting ballots, primarily intended for elderly voters, and filling them out themselves before trying to trick the intended voters into signing them. And it’s not just a few ballots either.
Four women are facing felony charges, accused of being part of what Attorney General Ken Paxton’s office called an organized voter fraud ring in Fort Worth.
The voter fraud charges involve mail-in ballots sent in ahead of the 2016 primary election in Texas. Paxton’s office said the case targeted elderly voters on the north side of Fort Worth…
A grand jury indicted Leticia Sanchez, Leticia Sanchez Tepichin, Maria Solis and Laura Parra on Wednesday.
Paxton’s office said the women harvested votes, by filling out applications for mail-in ballots, with forged signatures. Then they would either “assist” the voter with filling out the ballot, or fill it out themselves, and use deception to get the voter to sign the envelope the ballot would be sent back in.
The Attorney General’s office has been pursuing this case for two years and it’s a major organized crime situation. Known as “harvesters,” these women were part of a group that has been filling out ballots in the hundreds or even the thousands. While four women have been indicted on sixteen counts thus far, the AG is saying that there are more people involved and a lot more incidents. These are just the ones they feel confident they can get convictions on for the time being.
They haven’t released all of the ballots in question to the press yet, but of the ones that were reviewed, they primarily seemed to benefit Democratic candidates. Also, one of the defendants, Leticia Sanchez, was previously linked to Tarrant County Democratic Party Chairwoman Deborah Peoples. Taking those two facts into account, who do you suppose this voter fraud ring was working to benefit? It would be ludicrous to assume that they were randomly filling out ballots for both Republicans and Democrats just for the fun of it.
One of the things the left gets all swole up about is restricting mail-in voting. Though everything done to make the voting rolls more secure and lawful is deemed “suppression” by the left, nothing provides so much opportunity to misuse, abuse and fraud as the mail-in vote. Thus, the left protects long-term mail-in early voting.
The fraud always goes one direction; I wonder why that is?
Similar scam happening in CA.
Dem operatives offer to bring to and help fill out Absentee ballots for older voters.
They also want to turn the finished ballot in for the voter “to save them a stamp.”
But they walk away when confronted by a sharp older person.
Apparently the totally Dem CA lawmakers made it legal to do all of that IF you sign a line on the outer envelope!
But what’s to stop shredding of ballots they don’t like while using all the info from a legitimate voter?
Cause Everyone wants the Democrat line of crap and willing to vote for it knowingly,
But targeting the elderly they can make it easier to fraud the vote after he old folks pass on…see this isnt someone who voted Republican straight up for 50 years nothing suspicious here that they turned blue after they turned blue. The dead are a strong Democrat voting block.
Vote mining, or “harvesting” as the article calls it, is nothing new in Texas. A few years back there was a case where a county clerk informed a candidate’s field rep (the miner) when the mail-in ballots would be sent out and to where. The candidate then paid the “miner” for each vote she mined. This was mainly done in south Texas in the colonias. The canidate’s opponent got wind of it and filed with the State AG’s office in a recall effort. Both candidates were Democrats. The “miner” went to state prison I believe for four years.
Mail in ballots can no longer be filled out by miners who go alone. If one person goes to a senior’s home (be it their resident or nursing home) another person of the opposite party must accompany them. Also, Early Voting Ballot Boards are now required to verify the voter’s signature on file with the County Clerk/Election Administrator’s office. Will that catch all fraud in Texas? No, but it’s a start. And Early Voting Ballot Boards are appointed by each party’s County Chair (equal number of D’s and R’s) so one party watches the other.
Mail-in ballots are the biggest risk of fraud.
Oh, you can be rest assured similar scams are ongoing across the nation; they just either have not been detected or no one wants to detect it.
Wendy Davis’ campaign for Texas governor was caught on tape plotting voter fraud. Of course, it never happens, though and cleaning voter rolls and voter ID is nothing but “suppression”.