Dear CNN: Democrat Primary Winner And Three Others Arrested In Mail-In Voter Fraud And Election Tampering — Is THAT News?

Written by K. Walker on September 25, 2020

Four individuals have been accused of 134 different felony charges of election fraud and ballot tampering in the Texas 2018 Democratic Primary. Don’t Dems say that this never happens?

On Wednesday afternoon, Texas Attorney General, Ken Paxton, announced that four individuals — Charlie Burns, Dewayne Ward, Marlena Jackson, and Jackson’s husband Shannon Brown — have been arrested in an illegal ballot harvesting scheme. One of the individuals, Shannon Brown, was serving as Gregg County’s Precinct 4 commissioner at the time.

What’s more, Brown won the primary by just 5 votes. There were 787 mail-in ballots cast in his precinct, over a third of which were from allegedly “disabled voters” who were unable to cast their ballots in person.

Paxton alleged that the group cast mail-in ballots for able-bodied voters during the 2018 primary, falsely proclaiming that the voters were disabled. Texas state law only allows residents to cast mail-in ballots if they are over the age of 65, are in jail or have a physical disability or medical condition that impairs them from voting.

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The accused submitted these ballots without the voters’ consent, Paxton said…

…The high number of voters claiming a disability raised suspicions of fraud since only 2.5 percent of mail-in voters in the county’s three other precincts claimed a disability on their own mailed ballots. The statewide average for people claiming a disability on mail-in ballots is 9 percent, according to Republican Texas state Representative Jay Dean.

Source: Newsweek

If convicted, each member of the group could face between 6 months and 99 years in prison.

Attorney General Paxton issued a statement which stated, “A grand jury returned indictments on 23 felony counts against Commissioner Brown, 97 felony counts against Marlena Jackson, eight felony counts against Charlie Burns, and six felony counts against DeWayne Ward.”

He also said the following:

“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,” said Attorney General Paxton. “Mail ballots are vulnerable to diversion, coercion, and influence by organized vote harvesting schemes. This case demonstrates my commitment to ensuring Texas has the most secure elections in the country, and I thank the Gregg County Sheriff and District Attorney for their continued partnership. Those who try to manipulate the outcome of elections in Texas must be held accountable.”

Source: Office of the Texas Attorney General

Copies of the indictments can be read here.

The news broke after nine ballots were found discarded in a garbage can in  Pennsylvania — seven of the ballots were for President Trump.

In addition, USPS is investigating trays of mail containing absentee ballots tossed into a ditch in Wisconsin. 

Oh, look at that! Two swing states in the “Rust Belt” that President Trump won in 2016 had ballots tossed away. What a bizarre coincidence.

It’s not like a Democratic operative admitted that voter fraud is easy with mail-in ballots and he’s been doing it for years or anything… Oh, wait. 

In July, a West Virginia postal employee pled guilty to election fraud after changing voters’ party affiliations.

In short, Trump was right, and now the Democrats are making a sharp U-turn on their position on mail-in voting.

Democrats may have finally realized that the more live ballots that are out there, the greater the opportunity for incidents like this to happen and be exposed.

Does that mean that they are concerned about the integrity of elections?

My guess is no. Personally, I think it’s because they just don’t want to admit that Republicans were right about the potential of “election interference” when you send out live ballots by the millions. That, and they don’t want to get caught.

Newsweek reports that the attorney for Brown’s opponent in Texas claims that the group of accused individuals had been harvesting votes in the county “for years.”

This seems to keep happening all over the country and Democrats say that it doesn’t exist. Guess why that is? Well, take a look at who is interfering in elections:

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