Vote by Mail Fraud, You Don’t Say

Well here’s a shocker, from Texas no less:

http://www.statesman.com/news/content/gen/ap/TX_Commissioner_Resigns.html

Refugio County Commissioner resigns, admits to voter fraud

A Refugio County commissioner resigned Tuesday and acknowledged his role in a voter fraud scheme involving mail-in ballots that helped him get elected in 2006, officials said.

Raymond Villarreal, 57, pleaded guilty to a felony count of tampering with a governmental document and a misdemeanor count of wrongful possession of a ballot.

District Judge W.W. Kilgore sentenced Villarreal to 90 days in county jail, 300 hours of community service and $2,500 in fines. If he violates terms of a five-year probation, he could get sent to state prison for two years.

The Texas Attorney General’s Office said Villarreal got county residents to sign mail-in ballot applications, but had those applications sent to his supporters. After the ballots were filled out indicating a vote for Villarreal, he had the original applicants sign them.

Now somehow Vote-by Mail supporters all claim that this just won’t be a problem in THEIR state. Hmmm… I personally think it’s only a matter of time.

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  1. […] county clerks continue to make the argument that Vote-By Mail is more convenient. Obviously, this Texas county commisioner, thought the same thing. As did this mayor, and all these convenience loving folks in England, as […]

  2. […] many people have gone to jail already for rigging elections using absentees, throughout the country and around […]

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