Two men in Los Angeles have allegedly submitted over 8,000 registration applications on behalf of homeless people over a 4-month period, according to the Daily Caller.
County officials announced a 41-count criminal complaint against Carlos Antonio DeBourbon Montenegro and Marcus Raul Arvelo.
Hawthorne men accused in voter fraud plot to attain 8,000 mail ballots for "nonexistent or deceased" persons https://t.co/H7zFO6spUo
— Los Angeles Times (@latimes) November 18, 2020
“I think that this is an example of how the system is supposed to work, that if you see something and something is suspect, you report it and we investigate it,” Dean Logan, LA County’s top election official said.
“In this case, it was stopped before any harm to the election could happen.”
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Montenegro failed to meet the required number of signatures to make the ballot, according to the Daily Breeze. A warrant was filed Nov. 12, according to a news release from the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.
The two men were reportedly charged with one count of conspiracy to commit voter fraud, eight counts of voter fraud, four counts of procuring and offering a false forged instrument and four misdemeanors for interfering with a prompt transfer of a completed affidavit, according to the Post. But Montenegro faces additional charges.
Montenegro faces up to 15 years and eight months in prison if convicted, while Arvelo could receive up to 7 years, the Post reported.