Arrests lead to info that Texas voter fraud ring was funded by Democrat Party executive director

Four Texas women who were indicted earlier this month for running a veritable voter fraud ring that had preyed on the elderly to secure votes for the Democrat Party have been found to have allegedly been funded by a Democrat politician.

According to court documents filed last week in the cases of Leticia Sanchez, Leticia Sanchez Tepichin, Maria Solis and Laura Parra, their operation had been funded by former Tarrant County Democrat Party executive director Stuart Clegg.

The filing by the office of Attorney General Ken Paxton specifically accused Sanchez, the group’s leader, of distributing money “received from Stuart Clegg” to more than four women — including her three co-defendants — for the purposes of altering mail-in ballots.

“The [filing] states that Sanchez obtained or directed others to obtain signatures from elderly voters under false pretenses and/or intimidation, caused innocent or non-responsible third parties to forge signatures of incapacitated or absent voters and forged signatures on mail-in ballot applications,” the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported.

Listen below as one of the group’s victims, a blind Fort Worth woman by the name of Minnie Barela, describes to the paper how Sanchez tricked her into signing her boyfriend’s ballot:

“I said I’m not supposed to sign for no one else,” Barela revealed. “She said you won’t get in trouble. I said are you sure? She said it’s OK. ‘That’s what I’m here for is to help people.'”

Barela’s boyfriend used to take them to the polls to vote, but after he suffered a stroke in 2011, she began depending on others to get to the polling booth. So when Sanchez showed up at her door in 2016 offering to help her vote via a mail-in ballot, she assumed it’d be safe. That turned out to be a mistake.

“I learned my lessons,” she said. “I will take one of my kids, one of my daughters, my family to take me instead of having somebody else help me. I learned my lessons.”

What remains unclear is Clegg’s role in this scam. Thus far he’s denied being aware of Sanchez’s voter fraud ring, telling the media that he’d trusted her to do her job ethically.

“We’ve trained them to follow the law and instruct them as best as we can but, like anything, we’re not with the actual worker the whole time,” he said, adding that he’d thought Sanchez was a good person.

What’s odd is that he still insists she is a good person.

“I know Leticia. I know that she’s a woman of fine character and I have no reason to believe that she would do anything illegal. Obviously, if I thought she was going to do anything illegal, I wouldn’t have hired her and I don’t believe that she did,” he said.

It’s unclear what more evidence he needs. Some believe Clegg’s trying to protect Sanchez so as to hide his own complicity. Many social media users, including Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, have already concluded that Sanchez and Clegg are both guilty.

Look:

Though this alleged voter fraud occurred two years ago, plenty of new cases have surfaced since. And not surprisingly, most of them have involved Democrats.

Earlier this month a report broke that the Texas Democrat Party was attempting to register non-citizens to vote. And just two months ago a Hollywood actor encouraged liberals across the country to steal the early ballots of millennials and cast votes on their behalf.

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