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Four Texas Democrats Arrested Over Mail-In Ballot Fraud

Four Texas Democrats, including a county commissioner, have been arrested and charged with a voter fraud scheme that tipped a 2018 election.

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Four Texas Democrats, including a county commissioner, have been arrested and charged with a voter fraud scheme that tipped a 2018 election in favor of their candidate.

Gregg County Commissioner Shannon Brown and three associates were charged over a mail-in ballot voter fraud scheme on Thursday.

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced the arrests in a statement on Thursday.

“Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced that authorities arrested Gregg County Commissioner Shannon Brown, Marlena Jackson, Charlie Burns, and DeWayne Ward on charges in connection with an organized vote harvesting scheme during the 2018 Democratic primary election,” the statement said.

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“To increase the pool of ballots needed to swing the race in Brown’s favor, the group targeted young, able-bodied voters to cast ballots by mail by fraudulently claiming the voters were ‘disabled,’ in most cases without the voters’ knowledge or consent. Under Texas election law, mail ballots based on disability are specifically reserved for those who are physically ill and cannot vote in-person as a result,” the statement added.

Brown beat former Longview City Councilwoman Kasha Williams by only five votes in the 2018 election. But Williams filed a lawsuit disputing the results.

“It is an unfortunate reality that elections can be stolen outright by mail ballot fraud. Election fraud, particularly an organized mail ballot fraud scheme orchestrated by political operatives, is an affront to democracy and results in voter disenfranchisement and corruption at the highest level,” Paxton said in the statement.

“Mail ballots are vulnerable to diversion, coercion, and influence by organized vote harvesting schemes,” he concluded. “Those who try to manipulate the outcome of elections in Texas must be held accountable.”

The four suspects face a total of 134 total felony offenses.

They were booked into the Gregg County Jail and, if convicted, face punishments ranging from six months in state jail to 99 years in prison.

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Study Finds 353 U.S. Counties In 29 States Have Voter Registration Rates That Exceeds 100%

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Study Finds 353 U.S. Counties In 29 States Have Voter Registration Rates That Exceeds 100%

A new Judicial Watch study finds that 353 U.S. Counties in 29 states with voter registration rates exceeding 100% — 1.8 million extra names!

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(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that a September 2020 study revealed that 353 U.S. counties had 1.8 million more registered voters than eligible voting-age citizens. In other words, the registration rates of those counties exceeded 100% of eligible voters. The study found eight states showing state-wide registration rates exceeding 100%: Alaska, Colorado, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, New Jersey, Rhode Island, and Vermont.

The September 2020 study collected the most recent registration data posted online by the states themselves. This data was then compared to the Census Bureau’s most recent five-year population estimates, gathered by the American Community Survey (ACS) from 2014 through 2018. ACS surveys are sent to 3.5 million addresses each month, and its five-year estimates are considered to be the most reliable estimates outside of the decennial census.

Judicial Watch’s latest study is necessarily limited to 37 states that post regular updates to their registration data. Certain state voter registration lists may also be even larger than reported, because they may have excluded “inactive voters” from their data. Inactive voters, who may have moved elsewhere, are still registered voters and may show up and vote on election day and/or request mail-in ballots. More

How much more proof does anyone need to know that there is voter fraud going on‽ This is why the voter roles need to be reviewed and purged annually. We’re in real danger of this election being stolen.

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‘Progressive’ Mayoral Candidate in Texas Arrested on 109 Counts of Mail-In Voter Fraud

Zul Mirza Mohamed, a candidate for mayor of Carrollton, Texas, was arrested Thursday and charged with 109 counts of mail-in voter fraud.

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Zul Mirza Mohamed, a candidate for mayor of Carrollton, Texas, was arrested Thursday and charged with 109 counts of mail-in voter fraud.

The Denton County Sheriff’s Office announced that the 39-year-old candidate fraudulently requested more than one hundred ballots for a fictitious nursing home.

According to Sheriff Tracy Murphree, his department was alerted on Sept. 23 that the absentee ballots were requested to be sent to an alleged nursing home facility in Lewisville, Texas.

But authorities say that many of the people in whose name the requests were made said that they did not actually ordered a mail-in ballot.

Investigators soon discovered that the PO Box address where the ballots were being sent was reserved using a fake Texas driver’s license and a fake University of North Texas student ID.

Police staked out the PO box and watched as Mohamed picked them up.

After obtaining a warrant, officials found the ballots in Mohamad’s home. Some had already been opened.

The fake license and student ID were also found in the candidate’s home.

Mohamed was ultimately charged with 25 counts of second-degree unlawful possession of an official mail ballot and 84 counts of third-degree mail ballot application fraud. If convicted, Mohamed faces up to 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $20,000.

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton commended investigators for their work in “ensuring a free and fair Presidential election in the face of unprecedented voter fraud.”

“Mail ballots are inherently insecure and vulnerable to fraud, and I am committed to safeguarding the integrity of our elections,” Paxton said. “My office is prepared to assist any Texas county in combating this form of fraud.”

The latest vote fraud charges come on top of the arrest of four individuals in Gregg County, Texas, on 134 felony voter fraud charges for their alleged involvement in an illegal ballot harvesting scheme in the state’s 2018 Democrat primary election.

Mohamed is widely described as a “progressive” Democrat candidate, but Washington Sentinel has not been able to verify the candidate’s party affiliation.

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Tens of Thousands of Voter Fraud Cases Revealed in a New Report

The left continues to claim that there is no such thing as voter fraud in the U.S.A., but a new report literally found tens of thousands of cases.

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The left continues to claim that there is no such thing as voter fraud in the U.S.A., but a new report literally found tens of thousands of cases of such crimes.

The new report from the Public Interest Legal Foundation says that our electoral system is in “critical condition.”

As Hans von Spakovsky noted, the report warns of “inaccurate voter rolls, duplicate registrations, dead voters, and incomplete registrations—all of which allow fraud by those willing to exploit vulnerabilities in the system.”

The report identified 140,000 instances of potential election fraud just in the 2016 and 2018 elections!

“The foundation obtained voter registration and voter history data from 42 states. It had to sue three states—Illinois, Maine, and Maryland—to get what is supposed to be public information after they refused to comply with their own laws,” von Spakovsky added.

The group then double checked the voter rolls against other public information (such as driver’s licenses, social security files, credit agencies, and other sources in order to make sure that people with similar names were fully identified as different people.

In other words, the PILF’s new database is the most accurate compilation ever assembled.

Here is some of what the PILF found:

There are currently 349,773 deceased registrants on the voter rolls in 41 states. The worst states in this regard are Michigan, Florida, New York, Texas, and California, which account for roughly 51% of the dead voters who are still mistakenly registered.

Even worse, state records show that 7,890 of these deceased voters cast ballots from the grave in the 2016 presidential election and 6,718 did so in the 2018 congressional elections.

More findings include:

  • 8,360 individuals registered and voted in two different states during the 2018 election.
  • 43,760 individuals were registered more than once at the same address and cast second votes in the 2016 election, while 37,889 individuals appeared to have voted twice from the same registration address in 2018. (Thousands of these apparent double votes were exclusively mail-in ballots.)
  • 5,500 voters cast ballots twice in the same state from two different registration addresses in 2018.
  • 34,000 voters appeared to have used nonresidential, commercial addresses—such as gas stations, casinos, and restaurants—to register to vote.

But, liberals and their handmaids in the left-media claim there is no problem at all in our electoral system!

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Project Veritas Exposes Ilhan Omar Allies in Illegal Minnesota Vote Fraud Scheme

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Project Veritas has released and expose into alleged ballot harvesting by Democrat Rep. Ilhan Omar’s people in Minnesota, a key state in the coming 2020 elections.

The Project Veritas video shows Omar operative Liban Mohamed boasting about collecting hundreds of ballots.

“Numbers do not lie. Numbers do not lie. … You can see my car is full. All these here are absentee ballots. Can’t you see? Look at all these; my car is full,” Mohamed can be heard saying in the video.

The video also features whistleblower Omar Jamal, who called Rep. Omar’s ballot harvesting an “open secret” and even talks about a cash-for-votes scheme that Omar’s campaign perpetrated.

“She [Ilhan Omar] will do anything that she can do to get elected and she [Ilhan Omar] has hundreds of people on the streets doing that,” Jamal says in the video.

“Ballot harvesting is real, and it has become a big business. Our investigation into this ballot harvesting ring demonstrates clearly how these unscrupulous operators exploit the elderly and immigrant communities — and have turned the sacred ballot box into a commodities trading desk,” PV chief James O’Keefe says at the start of the video.

“We are showing Americans what is really going on in one of our great cities — but, it is not me saying — we have the operatives on tape saying it all themselves,” O’Keefe added.

The actions of Omar’s campaign is flatly illegal. It breaks both federal and state election laws, Project Veritas notes.

Now, an investigation has been launched into the allegations made by Project Veritas.

Hours after the PV video went live, the Minneapolis Police Department wrote on Twitter: “ALLEGATIONS OF VOTER FRAUD BEING EVALUATED. The MPD is aware of the allegations of vote harvesting. We are in the process of looking into the validity of those statements. No further information is available at this time on this.:

President Donald Trump also slammed Omar in a tweet on Monday.

“This is totally illegal. Hope that the U.S. Attorney in Minnesota has this, and other of her many misdeeds, under serious review??? If not, why not??? We will win Minnesota because of her, and law enforcement. Saved Minneapolis & Iron O Range!” he tweeted.

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ICE: 19 Foreign Nationals Charged With Voter Fraud In North Carolina

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ICE: 19 Foreign Nationals Charged With Voter Fraud In North Carolina

Nineteen people in North Carolina face federal charges of voter fraud over allegations that they voted in 2016 despite not being citizens. Some were also charged with other crimes. All of them voted in a 2016 federal election and one person also voted in 2018, according to a news release Wednesday from U.S. Attorney Matthew G.T. Martin announcing the indictments.

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Nineteen foreign nationals face federal charges in U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina for illegally voting in the 2016 federal elections, according to federal charges publicly announced on Wednesday. These charges are the latest indictments to result from an ongoing years-long federal criminal investigation being conducted by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Raleigh office.

A federal grand jury in Wilmington charged seven foreign nationals on August 31 on federal felony charges including falsely claiming U.S. citizenship or making false statements on voter registration application, and with misdemeanor charges of unlawfully casting ballots in the 2016 presidential election. Non-citizens are not eligible to register to vote or to vote in federal elections under U.S. law.

  • Francisco Antonio-Aguirre, age 64, Guatemala
  • Roob Kaur Atar-Singh, age 57, Malaysia
  • Rosalva Negrete-Toledo, aka Rosalva Cortes, age 65, Mexico
  • Dave Delano Virgil, age 57, Tobago
  • Eloy Alberto Zayas-Berrier, age 70, Cuba
  • Emmanuel Olakunle Atoyebi, age 31, Nigeria
  • Mokhtar Qaid Ahmed Gulaimid, age 48, Yemen

If convicted, these individuals face maximum penalties of six years in federal prison, a $350,000 fine, and a term of supervised release.

An additional 12 foreign nationals were charged in U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina on August 13 with misdemeanor charges for unlawfully casting ballots in the 2016 presidential election.

  • Ismay Prudence Kathleen James, age 54, Bermuda
  • Donald Christian Martyn, age 44, Sierra Leone
  • Chaim Pinto, age 68, Israel
  • John Andrew Rapsky, age 54, Canada
  • Baijoo Pottakulath Thomas, age 58, India
  • Shuqin Yin, age 54, China
  • Chirong Yin Billings, aka Chirong Cummings, age 56, China
  • Henry Alberto Araya-Vega, age 52, Costa Rica
  • Rufina Concho-Locklear, age 82, Mexico
  • Alberto Damaize-Job, aka Alberto Damaize, age 73, Nicaragua
  • Armando Nava-Juarez, aka Armando Nava, age 51, Mexico
  • Manuel Efrain Valladares, age 48, El Salvador

If convicted, these individuals face a maximum term of one-year imprisonment, a fine not to exceed $100,000, or both.

The charges and allegations contained in the indictments are merely accusations. All defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

The case is being prosecuted federally by the office of United States Attorney Matthew G.T. Martin for the Middle District of North Carolina.

These most-recent indictments stem from an ongoing HSI investigation that previously resulted in separate indictments in the Eastern District of North Carolina in August 2018.

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Nevada’s Clark County Sent More Than 200K Mail-In Primary Ballots To Wrong Addresses

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Nevada's Clark County Sent More Than 200K Mail-In Primary Ballots To Wrong Addresses

More than one-sixth of Clark County mail-in ballots in Nevada were sent to outdated or undeliverable addresses, according to a new watchdog report.

“The addresses that we used were provided by the voters when they registered,” Dan Kulin, a spokesman for Clark County, told the Washington Free Beacon. “If they no longer reside at the address they provided to us, then we would expect that mail to be returned to us, which is what happened.”

Mail-in voting could possibly go wrong?

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More than one-sixth of the mail-in ballots sent to voters in Nevada’s largest county during the 2020 primary went to outdated addresses, according to a new watchdog report.

The Public Interest Legal Foundation, an election integrity group, reviewed the 1.3 million mail-in ballots Nevada’s Clark County sent during the June primary. It found that more than 223,000 of the ballots were sent to outdated addresses, leading the postal service to designate them as “undeliverable.” The undeliverable ballots accounted for 17 percent of all ballots mailed to registered voters. Nearly 75 percent of Nevada’s total population resides in the county, which includes Las Vegas.

“These numbers show how vote by mail fails,” said J. Christian Adams, PILF’s president and general counsel. “New proponents of mail balloting don’t often understand how it actually works. States like Oregon and Washington spent many years building their mail voting systems and are notably aggressive with voter list maintenance efforts. Pride in their own systems does not somehow transfer across state lines. Nevada, New York, and others are not and will not be ready for November.” More

So nationally, mail-in voting would be a piece of cake, eh? That’s the latest snake-oil idea the Democrats are trying to sell to us. This gives all new meaning to “ballot harvesting.” Someone who is willing to commit the federal crime of voter fraud won’t mind stealing ballots out of all the unsecured mailboxes of vacant houses.

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Mail-In Ballot Fraud in New Jersey Signals National Trouble

Concern over mail-in balloting is rising as the presidential election approaches.

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Micah Morrison: Concern over mail-in balloting is rising as the presidential election approaches.

Last month, Judicial Watch highlighted California Governor Gavin Newsom’s brazen mail-in ballot scam: an executive order mandating mail-in ballots “to preserve public health in the face of the threat of Covid-19.” Judicial Watch challenged the executive order in federal court, prompting the state legislature to pass a law ensuring that mail-in balloting would take place.

Problems with mail-in, or absentee, balloting are not new. In 2005, the bipartisan Carter-Baker Commission noted that “absentee ballots remain the largest source of potential voter fraud…. Absentee balloting is vulnerable to abuse in several ways: blank ballots mailed to the wrong address or to a large residential building might get intercepted. Citizens who vote at home, at nursing homes, at the workplace, or in church are more susceptible to pressure, overt and subtle, or to intimidation. Vote buying schemes are far more difficult to detect when citizens vote by mail.”

Now comes news from New Jersey that has election observers worried. In a well-documented case of ballot fraud, the state attorney general charged four men with casting fraudulent mail-in votes, tampering with public records, and falsifying documents. It’s a template for crooked electioneering and perhaps a sign of things to come.

The charges surround city council elections in Paterson—Democratic Party turf and New Jersey’s third largest city, with a $287 million municipal budget. New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy, like his counterpart in California, issued an executive order authorizing a vote entirely by mail-in ballots. Mark Hemingway of Real Clear Politics reports that problems quickly surfaced after election day. Bundles of ballots appeared in neighborhood mailboxes, raising the suspicions of U.S. Postal Service inspectors. Over 2,300 ballots were disqualified when the signatures appeared to not match voting records. Piles of mail-in ballots were left on the lobby floors of apartment buildings. Reporters tracked down citizens who were listed as having voted but insisted they never even received a ballot. Nearly 20% of the 16,000 ballots were disqualified.

Investigators for the attorney general quickly traced the bogus ballots to two local politicians and their hired hands. City Councilman Michael Jackson and councilman-elect Alex Mendez were charged with election fraud for illegally collecting ballots and tampering with the certification paperwork. Shelim Kalique and Abu Razyen were charged with fraud for improperly collecting ballots. The scheme appears to have been simple: the men collected blank ballots, forged the paperwork and signatures, and submitted fake votes. Read more on the charges here.

The fairy tale among Democrats and the Left is that conservative concerns about election fraud are nothing but attempts to deny voters access to the ballot box. But election fraud should be a bipartisan concern. As Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton told Congress last month, “if you’re a Leftist Democrat trying to take on an incumbent in a corrupt jurisdiction, voter fraud can keep you from gaining traction.”

Paterson underscores Tom’s argument. It’s a historically corrupt city dominated by Democratic Party politics. The defendants in the ballot fraud case are not criminal masterminds—a closer approximation would be Curly, Moe and Larry—but in a way that’s the point. Ballot fraud is easy.

RCP’s Hemingway reminds us that while Paterson’s municipal balloting has little in common with a national election, the 2016 presidential race was decided “by fewer than 80,000 votes in a handful of swing states.” Paterson demonstrates that the national rush to mail-in balloting has left plenty of room for fraud and error. And that’s a signal of trouble for November.

Micah Morrison is chief investigative reporter for Judicial Watch.

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