Our last post about Voter fraud.
The Denton County Sheriff’s Office has announced that mayoral candidate, Zul Mirza Mohamed, has been arrested and charged on 109 counts of voter fraud.
Suspicions were initially raised at Denton County Elections Office when all those absentee ballots were sent to the PO Box of a nursing home in Lewiston, Texas. The Elections Office contacted the police. When law enforcement reached out to some of the voters in the nursing home that had ballots sent out, they said had not requested that those ballots be sent to them at that address. After investigating further, officers found that the PO Box was set up using a fake University of North Texas student ID & fake Texas driver’s license.
Investigators kept the post office under surveillance and say Mohamed picked up the votes and took them back to his residence. The officers then got a search and found not only the ballots, but the fake driver’s license used to open the account. Mohamed was charged with 25 counts of unlawful possession of ballot without the request of voter and 84 counts of fraudulent use of mail ballot application. He now faces fines of up to $20,000 and 20 years in prison.
A U.S. Postal Service mail carrier from Hudson County, New Jersey, was arrested for discarding mail, including 99 general election ballots sent from the County Board of Elections that were intended to be delivered to West Orange residents, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced.
Nicholas Beauchene, 26, of Kearny, is charged by complaint with one count of delay, secretion, or detention of mail and one count of obstruction of mail.
The delay of mail charge is punishable by a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $250,000 fine. The obstruction of mail charge is punishable by a maximum penalty of six months in prison and a $5,000 fine…
The mail had been scheduled to be delivered on Sept. 28, Oct. 1, and Oct. 2 to addresses on certain postal routes in Orange and West Orange. On the delivery dates for which mail was recovered, Beauchene was the only mail carrier assigned to deliver mail to the addresses on the recovered mail, according to the court documents.
The recovered mail was placed back into the mail stream for delivery to its intended recipients, according to the prosecutor’s office.
One of the constant refrains from those who oppose election reforms designed to protect the security and integrity of the voting process is that serious vote fraud is a myth.
But as a shocking new report from the Public Interest Legal Foundation shows, those naysayers could not be more wrong.
The foundation’s report, “Critical Condition,” highlights the severity of the problem: 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 foundation discovered more than 140,000 instances of potential election fraud in the 2016 and 2018 elections, ranging from individuals illegally voting in multiple states to someone voting in the name of a deceased person.
So, what did the Public Interest Legal Foundation uncover?
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.
If that weren’t bad enough, the foundation also found that:
— 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.
That last problem—registering at a commercial address—is a serious issue. In fact, Rep. Steve Watkins, R-Kan., was charged with election fraud in July for claiming a UPS store as his residence when he registered to vote, and then voting in a 2019 municipal election in Topeka, Kansas.
A Florida man has been arrested and charged after requesting an absentee ballot for his wife, who has been dead for two years. When interviewed by authorities, the man confessed, saying he was trying to “test the system” by making the request.
Larry Wiggins, 62, a registered Democrats, was interviewed by police after getting a notification from Manatee County Supervisor of Elections Mike Bennett that someone had made a suspicious request, the Sarasota Herald-Tribune reported.
“Bennett said his staff discovered the fraud during a routine check of the voter roll that is done whenever someone requests a mail ballot. The voter database is constantly being updated, including with information from the state Department of Health on voters who die, Bennett said,” as reported by the outlet.