24 More Charged In Voter-Fraud Probe, Prosecutors Say

Prosecutors make an announcement

Federal prosecutors in North Carolina confirmed that 24 more people have been charged in the probe into voter fraud. Two of these individuals are accused of illegally voting in the 2016 presidential election.

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Gabriela Guzman-Miguel, 26, and Jose Abraham Navarro, 42, both of Mexico, didn’t have the legal status to vote but did it anyway, as confirmed by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of North Carolina. They are both aliens.

Other defendants falsely claimed US citizenship in order to vote. Some of the defendants engaged in naturalization fraud and misuse of documents needed for the registration.

Defendants come from 15 countries. Honduras, Iraq, Canada… They were charged in the fall of 2019 and their cases were just unsealed. If convicted, these people could face jail time and fines up to $350,000. They were all charged separately. There are no charges of conspiracy.

“Robert Higdon, who headed the office until recently, had aggressively pursued illegal voting cases, subpoenaing records from the state board of elections, and 44 county boards in 2018.”

According to the state board, the subpoena is “overly broad, unreasonable, vague.” The North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein is advised to “squash the subpoenas.”

The Democrat directed the board to acquire records related to 789 people who tried to vote. This is much less than Higdon sought back then.

In 2018, Higdon announced charges against 19 foreigners for voting in 2016 and 2020.

“The right to vote is a precious privilege available only to citizens of the United States. When a non-citizen votes in a federal election it serves to dilute and devalue the vote of American citizens and places the decision making authority of the American electorate in the hands of those who have no right to make those choices,” Higdon said in a previous statement.

The state board provided an audit after the 2016 election. They found that 41 people “had acknowledged voting” despite not being Americans. About 61 percent didn’t respond and 34% identified provided proof of US citizenship.

“Information obtained from those who are not citizens illustrates the complexity of this work. A number of non-citizens said they were not aware that they were prohibited from voting. Interviews and evidence show that some non-citizens were misinformed about the law by individuals conducting voter registration drives or, in at least one documented case, by a local precinct official,” the audit stated.

“One registrant in her 70s has lived in the United States for more than 50 years and believed that she was a citizen because she had been married to a U.S. citizen.”

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Source: The Epoch Times


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