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.
Also, this is a different species of voter fraud than some previous cases we’ve covered. This wasn’t some confused non-citizen who didn’t understand the system and voted “by mistake.” Nor was this one or two people who went to the wrong precinct or “forgot” they had already voted in another state. If the allegations are proven, we’re talking about an organized ring of people scooping up ballots wholesale and disenfranchising thousands of elderly voters.
But you just keep on telling me how this never happens and efforts to tighten the security of our voting system are just a racist plot.