Four women in North Dallas have been arrested for a voter fraud scheme that stole votes from the elderly and gave them to Democratic candidates. This was a paid operation in which the women would request a large number of write in ballots and then they would either intercept the ballots or pretend to help the people fill out their ballot, but they would fill in the name of their preferred candidate. The women are facing 30 felony counts of voter fraud. Each count can amount to 2 to 20 years in prison. Most of the elderly never know their vote was stolen.
Leticia Sanchez was indicted on one count of illegal voting, a second-degree felony punishable by a prison term of two to 20 years, if convicted. All defendants in the case face state felony charges of providing false information on an application for a mail ballot — Sanchez (16 counts), Leticia Sanchez Tepichin (10 counts), Maria Solis (two counts) and Laura Parra (one count), the news release said.
The scheme was conducted when applications for mail ballot were proliferated in targeted precincts. 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 were generated through forged signatures, some of which were obtained through deception, and by altering applications and resubmitting them without the knowledge of the voters, the news release said. Many of the voters 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.