Cheat by mail update: Texas charges four in mail-in voting scheme from 2018 election

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AUSTIN, TX- Don’t worry folks…nothing to see here. The Dallas Morning News is reporting that four people have been charged in a mail-in ballot scheme in Gregg County, Texas, Attorney General Ken Paxton announced.

Paxton said that 134 felony charges had been filed against a Gregg County commissioner and three associates. The charges come relative to election fraud in a 2018 primary election.

Paxton said that Gregg County Commissioner Shannon Brown, Marlena Jackson, Charlie Burns, and DeWayne Ward had conceived a vote harvesting scheme intended to help Brown win the Democratic primary in 2018.

The announcement has increased significance with mail-in voting being touted by Democrats in the midst of COVID-19.

Paxton has been an opponent of expanded mail-in voting schemes and noted that the case in question showed that ballots can be easily manipulated.

“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 a statement.

“This case demonstrates my commitment to ensuring Texas has the most secure elections in the country,” he finished.

“Mail ballots are vulnerable to diversion, coercion, and influence by organized vote harvesting schemes,” Paxton said.

Brown’s office didn’t respond to the Dallas Morning News’ request for comment.

The charges faced by the defendants include engaging in organized election fraud, illegal voting, fraudulent use of an application for a mail-in ballot, unlawful possession of a mail-in ballot, tampering with a governmental record and election fraud.

The charges are broken down as follows: 23 felony counts for Brown; 97 felony counts for Jackson; eight felony counts against Burns; and six felony counts against Ward. The penalties for the offenses are in the range of between six months in a state jail to 99 years in prison.

The Daily Caller said that Brown and the others “targeted young, able-bodied voters to cast ballots by mail fraudulently claiming the voters were ‘disabled,’ in most cases without the voters’ knowledge or consent,” the press release said, which was done in order to swing the primary to Brown.

In Texas, having a disability is one of the four qualifying conditions under which a voter can use in order to vote by mail. In addition, voters age 65 years or older may vote by mail.

Brown, who is serving his first-term as county commissioner, prevailed in the primary by only five votes after mail-in ballots overcame the 19 percent lead his opponent had after both early voting and election day votes were counted, according to the Longview News-Journal in March 2018.

President Trump, along with many other Republicans have come out in opposition to widespread mail-in voting schemes, citing the possibility of fraud. Over the past few weeks, there have been cases in states such as Pennsylvania and Wisconsin which have exposed the weaknesses of mail-in voting.

In 2020 with COVID being a concern, the Texas Supreme Court has ruled that the lack of immunity to COVID-19 alone does not qualify as a disability, therefore it does not qualify someone to vote by mail.

In order to be eligible under Texas law, someone would have to have another illness or physical condition which prevents in-person voting, since it would pose a risk of harm to the voter’s health.

The Dallas Morning News said that the Supreme Court didn’t explain what other conditions would fall under the criteria. That decision will be left up to the voter’s judgment, as well as possibly Paxton. He has said that any person fraudulently voting or giving false information about how to vote by mail would be prosecuted.

In Texas, mail ballot applications do not require a voter to list their specific disability, therefore registrars of voters have no ability to determine whether or not a person’s alleged disability prevents them from voting in person.

However, any investigation by the state could help clarify that question. In other words, someone making the claim that an illness risks their health if they voted in person could subsequently be investigated for voter fraud.

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For the Gregg County case in question, an investigation was started after Brown’s opponent filed a suit to dispute the election outcome. Those efforts were assisted by a voter’s allegation of impropriety, according to a news website East Texas Matters.

That primary showed 40% of the votes being cast by mail-in ballot, which was apparently an unusually high amount. Out of 787 votes, 226—or 29%–claimed a disability.

Paxton said, “Those who try to manipulate the outcome of elections in Texas must be held accountable.”

Paxton was aided in his investigation by the Gregg County Sheriff’s Office, and the cases will be jointly prosecuted by his office in conjunction with the county’s district attorney.

On Thursday, useless FBI Director Christopher Wray said that there was “no evidence of widespread voter fraud at the national level, including in vote-by-mail measures, and he said it would be difficult to sway the election that way,” the Washington Times said.

FBI now investigating Trump ballots from military which were thrown in trash in Pennsylvania

LUZERNE COUNTY, PA – President Donald Trump and many Republicans have voiced concerns over voter fraud in terms of mail in and absentee balloting in the upcoming general election. 

There have already been many reports of widespread voting fraud and some are saying that’s just what happened in Pennsylvania. 

Now, what is reported as a small number of thrown out ballots in Pennsylvania is started quite a stir.  Apparently, some votes that came in from military voters had been thrown into the trash.  The claim is that these ballots were not thrown out intentionally, but rather by some type of administrative error on the part of a temporary employee. 

The Luzerne County Manager, C David Pedri, claimed that they were unaware until recently which votes had been thrown out.  Pedri claimed that the error was a result of a temporary employee which improperly discarded of the nine ballots.  Seven of those ballots were cast for President Trump, the other two were unknown.  Pedri said:

“Luzerne County Elections staff were unaware for whom the ballots were cast until the disclosure via Press Release of the United States Attorney on September 24, 2020.”

Elections officials noted that the temporary employee began working for them on September 14th.  The fact that the ballots were improperly discarded was discovered by Luzerne County Elections Director Shelby Watchilla.  Pedri said:

“Ms. Watchilla immediately began in internal inquiry and informed her direct supervisor.  The temporary independent contractor was removed from service and informed not to return.”

Watchilla then contacted the Luzerne County Office of Law who looked into the facts of the case and properly determined that the incident needed to be reported to officials.  Once the demand to notify was clear, authorities reported the incident to the local District Attorney’s Office.

Pedri claimed that all of the garbage that had accumulated from the time of the issue until they found it only occurred during a three day time period.  As a result, all garbage from that time period was allegedly separated and secured.  Pedri said:

“Each bag of garbage from the entire building in the dumpster was searched by the Federal Bureau of Investigations, the Luzerne County District Attorney’s Office, Pennsylvania State Police as well as Luzerne County staff.

“All items of concern were taken into custody by the Federal Bureau of Investigations.”

Pedri claims that the ballots in which were not opened cannot be until a canvass has ben completed.  Pedri said:

“[Luzerne County] will attempt to contact the voters involved and process their votes.”

The county, in combination with the Pennsylvania Department of State will incorporate some type of extra training to all elections staff to ensure all rules and laws are followed.  They have also installed a security video surveillance system which will allegedly ensure that the current rules and laws are followed.

A Justice Department official informed ABC news that the Attorney General, William Barr, had briefed President Trump on the issue.  The President noted the issue and pointed out various credible allegations of voter fraud. 

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It begins: 19 foreign nationals arrested in North Carolina voter fraud case

NORTH CAROLINA –The democrats and mainstream media try to tell the American population that any voter fraud is insignificant.  However, Law Enforcement Today has reported several times on instances of voter fraud throughout the country. 

Now, we have learned of a new voter fraud case occurring in North Carolina, where a minimum of 19 foreign nationals have been arrested.

 

The US Attorney for the Middle District of North Carolina, Matthew GT Martin, advised that the people arrested had voted in the 2016 general election.  One of them also voted in the 2018 mid-term election. 

Thought the media said President Trump lied when he claimed this had happened?

In the federal indictment, which was filed on August 31st, seven of the people charged were due to claiming they were United States citizens on voter applications.  These seven were also charged with misdemeanors stemming from the general election in 2016.

According to the Daily Mail, the following people were arrested:

Francisco Antonio-Aguirre of Guatemala;

Roob Kaur Atar-Sing of Malaysia;

Rosalva Negrete-Toldeo, aka Rosalva Cortes of Mexico;

Dave Delano Virgil of Tobago;

Eloy Alberto Zayas-Berrier of Cuba;

Emmanuel Olakunle Atoyebi of Nigeria; and

Mokhtar Qaid Ahmed Gulaimid of Yemen.

Another 12 foreign nationals were charged on August 13th for voting in the 2016 general elections.  Those who were arrested are as follows:

Ismay Prudence Kathleen James of Bermuda;

Donald Christian Martyn of Sierra Leone;

Chaim Pinto of Israel;

John Rapsky of Canada;

Baijoo Pottakulath Thomas of India;

Shuqin Yin of China;

Chirong Yin Billings, aka Chirong Cummings of China;

Henry Alberto Araya-Vega of Costa Rica;

Rufina Concho-Locklear of Mexico;

Alberto Damaize-Job, aka Alberto Damaize of Nicaragua;

Armando Nava-Juarez, aka Armando Nava, of Mexico; and

Manuel Efrain Valladares of El Salvador.

 

Foreign nationals voting is not the only concern regarding the upcoming general election in less than two months.  Recently, democrats have ramped up their push to have more mail in voting, supposedly to decrease the chances of the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Something which really concerns republicans and House Minority Whip, Steve Scalise.

Scalise noted his concern while speaking to Breitbart News Daily on Sirius XM regarding the democrat push for mail in voting and proxy voting because of the pandemic. 

Host Alex Marlow noted that automatic mailing of ballots to homes based on inaccurate voter rolls could lead to increased voter fraud and Scalise agreed by saying:

“You’re seeing some Democrats in Washington that are trying to take advantage of a crisis.  We’ve heard that before. We’ve seen their playbook and they’re trying to do it here.

“We all want to be fighting for the right for every single American who’s legally allowed to vote to be able to vote once [per election].  Everybody ought to have that legal right, and I’ll fight for that for anybody.

 “If somebody who’s illegally registered to vote is casting a vote, that means they’re stealing your vote. They’re stealing the vote of people who are legally registered.”

 Scalise then warned:

 “To say we’re going to automatically mail ballots to people who we know are on the rolls fraudulently, that is the definition of voter fraud, and it’s  taking away the rights of law-abiding citizens, and it shouldn’t be allowed to go forward.

 “States like California shouldn’t be the model for how to vote, when you saw—three weeks after election day two years ago—the person who won on election night is not the person being sworn in to Congress, because they were counting voters three and a half weeks after an election until they got the result they wanted.  That happens in third world nations, but it shouldn’t be happening here in America.”

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