Two men in Los Angeles have been charged with voter fraud after attempting to submit 8k ballot applications for dead or fake voters that don’t exist.
One of the men charged was aspiring Mayor candidate Carlos Antonio De Bourbon Montenegro and the other was Marcos Raul Arevalo.
The effort was an attempt to help Montenegro win his bid for mayor according to the Los Angeles District attorney.
The DA’s office said Montenegro has been charged with 18 felony counts of voter fraud, 11 felony counts of procuring a false or forged instrument, two felony counts of perjury and one felony count of conspiracy to commit voter fraud, along with nine misdemeanor counts of interference with a prompt transfer of a completed affidavit.
Dean Logan, the county’s top election official said to the Los Angeles Times “What this does is it illustrates that election officials here as well as across the country take these issues very seriously. This was 8,000 registrations in a jurisdiction that has 5.8 million voters.”
According to Fox News “Montenegro falsified names, addresses and signatures on nomination papers, according to the attorney general’s office. The attorney general’s office had no comment on the case.”
Per Fox 11 “If convicted as charged, Montenegro faces a possible maximum sentence of 15 years and eight months in state prison, while Arevalo faces a possible maximum sentence of seven years in prison.”