Attorney General of Arizona Mark Brnovich speaking with attendees at the Converge Tech Summit at The Waste Management Phoenix Open at the Skybar at TPC Scottsdale in Scottsdale, Arizona. [Photo Credit: Gage Skidmore from Surprise, AZ, United States of America, CC BY-SA 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons]

Arizona Democrat Pleads Guilty to Ballot Harvesting in Primary Election

A Democrat in Arizona has pled guilty to running a ballot harvesting scheme in Arizona during the 2020 primary election cycle.

The Daily Caller reports that Guillermina Fuentes convinced voters in San Luis to give her their ballots, with some allowing her to fill them out.

Following an investigation by the election integrity unit of the Arizona Attorney General’s office additional charges were brought against Fuentes.

Attorney General Mark Brnoivich said in a statement,

“During the August 2020 Primary Election, Fuentes knowingly collected four voted ballots from other persons, in collected four voted ballots from other persons, in violation of Arizona law In addition to the Ballot Abuse charge, the new indictment alleges three additional felony charges: Conspiracy, Forgery, and an additional Ballot Abuse count. The new charges allege that Fuentes conspired to obtain and vote the early ballot of another individual in the August 2020 Primary Election.”

As part of the plea agreement the forgery and conspiracy charges were dropped.

Under Arizona law only a a voter’s family member, household member or caregiver can collect a ballot.

Fuentes reportedly used her influence to get voters to hand her their ballots outside a local cultural center.

In response to the charges an attorney for Fuentes said that ballot harvesting laws in Arizona harm minority voters, but did not elaborate on that allegation.

The lawyer, Anne Chapman stated, “this prosecution shows that the law is part of ongoing anti-democratic, state-wide, and national voter suppression efforts.”

The final investigation, according to the report, linked Fuentes to almost a dozen ballots.

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