Texas justice of the peace arrested in mail fraud case

A south Texas justice of the peace was arrested, and three other individuals face 150 charges of voter fraud altogether.

Medina County Justice of the Peace Tomas Ramirez was arrested on Feb. 11 and charged on one count of organized election fraud, one count of “assisting voter voting ballot by mail,” and 17 counts of unlawful possession of a ballot or ballot envelope,

He was arrested with Leonor Rivas Garza, Eva Ann Martinez, and Mary Balderrama. A Bandera Grand Jury indicted all four on Feb. 9. 

Garza, Martinez, and Balderrama were each charged with organized election fraud. They also face multiple charges of illegal voting, unlawful possession of a ballot or ballot envelope, election fraud, fraudulent use of an absentee ballot by mail, tampering with a government record, and purportedly acting as an agent.

According to the Texas attorney general’s office, the case against Ramirez and the others involves allegations of vote harvesting at assisted living centers in Medina County in the 2018 Medina County Primary Election. Ramirez was elected as a justice of the peace in 2018 and was suspended from his position after his arrest. Source: TheBlaze

Former President Trump, sometimes against his supporters’ advice, has kept the torch on voter fraud allegations. Cases like this illuminate the existence of fraud in elections. Ramirez has denied any wrongdoing.

 

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