Texas law enforcement officials have arrested four women for allegedly targeting elderly voters in the 2016 elections in a “voter fraud ring” that was funded by a Democratic Party leader, according to court documents filed this week by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton.
“The defendants were members of an organized voter fraud ring and were paid to target elderly voters in certain northern Fort Worth precincts in a scheme to generate large numbers of mail ballots, then harvest those ballots for specific candidates,” NBC DFW reported. . .
“The scheme was conducted when applications for mail ballot were proliferated in targeted precincts,” NBC DFW added. “When ballots were mailed out by election offices, the fraudsters attempted either to intercept the ballots or to ‘assist’ elderly voters in voting their ballots to ensure votes were cast for the fraudsters’ choice. In most cases, the voters do not even know their votes have been stolen, the news release said.”
The fraudulent applications used forged signatures and many of the voters that were targeted in the scheme “were forced to cancel their mail ballots so they could vote in person and some were forced to receive primary ballots for the political party supported by the harvesters, though it was not the party the voters supported.” (Read more from “Texas Democratic Party Leader Funded ‘Voter Fraud Ring'” HERE)