More Voter Fraud Arrests Made
The city secretary of Edinburg, Texas and another woman were arrested this week on illegal voting charges.
These arrests, reported by Valley Central, are the latest in a string of arrests connected to the 2017 municipal election in Edinburg a case that serves as an ongoing reminder that elections in Texas are being undermined by fraud.
In late August, 13 indictments were handed down in the case where the mayoral candidate and eventual winner, Richard Molina and his wife stand accused of having voters change their addresses so they would be eligible to vote for Molina.
In fact, some of the voter’s addresses are alleged to have been changed to an apartment complex owned by Molina.
Going further down the rabbit hole, Julio Carranza a business partner of Molina’s has been charged with one count of engaging in organized election fraud along with two counts of illegal voting.
It’s been reported that following Molina’s election, Carranza was appointed to the Edinburg Economic Development Council, a position he conspicuously resigned just before his company was awarded contracts by the city of Edinburg.
This week polling from the Texas Lyceum showed that on a wide range of issues both Democrats and Republicans are in alignment. One such issue was the importance of keeping non-eligible voters from voting in elections.
According to the poll, 77% of Democrats agreed that preventing ineligible individuals from voting was important. To find out more about the poll and other key areas of overlap between the two parties read our 5 takeaways post here.