In the latest sharp reminder that mail-in balloting leaves the door wide open for extremely troubling instances of fraud, mayoral candidate Zul Mohamed of Carrollton, Texas was arrested this week on felony charges involving 84 counts of mail-in ballot application fraud and an additional 25 counts of unlawful possession of a mail-in ballot. For his crimes, Mohamed could spent as much as 20 years behind bars.
“Mail ballots are inherently insecure and vulnerable to fraud, and I am committed to safeguarding the integrity of our elections,” said Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton. “My office is prepared to assist any Texas county in combating this form of fraud.”
Law enforcement began investigating Mohamed in late September after the Denton County Elections Office informed the sheriff that a PO Box registered to a nursing home was requesting absentee ballots. After the office asked residents of the nursing home if they had requested the ballots, they learned that no one at the nursing home had any idea that the request had been made.
Ultimately, investigators found that the PO Box was rented with fraudulent identification. Police staked out the box and waited until Mohamed picked up ballots from that location on October 7th, at which time they followed him home and executed a search warrant. They quickly found the requested ballots and put Mohamed in cuffs.
“Voter fraud is a serious and widespread issue and cannot be tolerated,” said Denton County Sheriff Tracey Murphree said in a statement. “The fact an actual candidate for public office would engage in these activities is appalling. We will continue to aggressively investigate allegations of voter fraud.”
These cases keep popping up. Whether it’s Trump-supporting ballots being found in the trash, piles of ballots being found in a Wisconsin ditch, Ohio voters having their ballots thrown out due to massive amounts of errors, or mayoral candidates trying to defraud the election, the hits just keep on coming. Can there be any real faith in this election when these cases are already legion? And that’s not even getting in the ballot harvesting schemes that Democrats are using in several states to give themselves an additional, unfair advantage.
We have a feeling that the presidential election is going to be a chaotic affair, and the legal challenges will be numerous. This could have easily been avoided, but Democrats just had to have it their way. As always with them, winning is far more important than keeping our elections secure and trustworthy. We would say that they should be ashamed, but why waste our breath?