Two cases of voter fraud and manipulation have popped up in Texas this week. The Texas Democratic Party reportedly has been sending out voter applications to non-citizens with the citizenship box already checked “Yes” in order to generate illegal votes. Additionally, four women in Fort Worth, Texas are facing felony charges for running a voter fraud ring where they forged signatures on mail-in ballots, illegally harvesting votes.
“The Texas Democratic Party asked non-citizens to register to vote, sending out applications to immigrants with the box citizenship already checked “Yes,” according to new complaints filed Thursday asking prosecutors to see what laws may have been broken,” Washington Times reports. “The Public Interest Legal Foundation alerted district attorneys and the federal Justice Department to the pre-checked applications, and also included a signed affidavit from a man who said some of his relatives, who aren’t citizens, received the mailing.”
Further evidence of the alleged crime has surface. “The Texas secretary of state’s office said it, too, had gotten complaints both from immigrants and from relatives of dead people who said they got mailings asking them to register.”
If this leads to a conviction, the acts of the democratic party in Texas will have knowingly invited a foreign influence into perhaps the most important midterms in the nation’s history. Governor Greg Abbott spoke up on the issue suggesting, “If true there will be serious consequences.”
Furthermore, the case of four women participating in an organized voter fraud ring is moving forward. “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,” CBS DFW reports.
It is unknown whether or not the investigation is ongoing and further convictions will be made. However, the four women – Leticia sanchez, Leticia Sanchez Tepichin, Maria Solis and Laura Parra – were indicted by a grand jury on Wednesday.
“Paxton’s office said the women harvested votes, by filling out applications for mail-in ballots, with forged signatures,” CBS DFW reports. “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.”
Political consultant Aaron Harris said, “The harvesters sit around and fill these out by the hundreds, often by the thousands.” Harris has provided investigators information on the case since 2016.
These cases can often be difficult to prosecute, for you have explicit evidence on each particular incident, proving that the ballot is forged, and finally being able to tie it back to the forger. Harris fully acknowledges, “Just because they may have been indicted on one or two, or 16 counts, doesn’t mean they don’t have 200 counts but those are the only 16 that can be proven.”
According to CBS DFW, “The indictments show several of the ballots in question were for Democratic candidates.”
The democratic process is clearly undress stress in the lone star state. Perhaps the nation’s biggest senate race is underway in Texas, and democrats have invested in their candidate heavily. As it turns out, the state has played host to not just democratic party funds, but the party’s election meddling as well.