Texas Mayoral Candidate Faces Felony Charges On Failed Voter Fraud Scheme
The crazy never ends with the left. A Democratic mayoral candidate in Texas now faces 20 years in prison after he allegedly requested 84 applications for mail-in ballots.
According to Fox News, Zul Mohamed, who's running to become the mayor of Carrollton, a city roughly one hour north of Dallas, was charged with 25 counts of knowingly possessing a ballot with intent to defraud, a second-degree felony, and 84 counts of providing false info on a voting application, a third-degree felony, according to the Texas attorney general's office.
“Mail ballots are inherently insecure and vulnerable to fraud, and I am committed to safeguarding the integrity of our elections. My office is prepared to assist any Texas county in combating this form of fraud," Attorney General Ken Paxton said in a statement.
Mohamed is being held in Denton County jail. His bond has not been set at the time of publication.
County and state investigators issued a search warrant on his home in Carrollton and discovered 25 ballots, the Denton County Sheriff's Office said.
The sheriff's office said that on Sept. 23, investigators became aware someone had requested absentee ballots be sent to a P.O. Box in Lewisville, Texas, which allegedly belonged to a nursing home facility. But when investigators contacted Carrollton residents whose ballots had been requested, those individuals said they had not applied for the ballots.
Police said they learned the P.O. Box had been obtained with a fake Texas driver's license and a false University of North Texas student ID. Police began surveilling the postal facility.
Star Local Media adds:
"Mohamed was running against incumbent Kevin Falconer (R) for mayor. Mohamed ran for mayor in 2017 against Falconer, Steve Babick and Michelle Beckley. Falconer and Babick went to a runoff election, where Falconer ultimately won. Mohamed secured 2.4 percent of the votes (167 votes) in the election.
During the 2017 campaign, Mohamed’s previous criminal history was brought up.
Dallas County records indicate Mohamed was arrested in April of 2010 for Class A assault, family violence. He entered a guilty/nolo contendere plea as part of a plea bargain.
Later Mohamed said that incident happened after someone threatened his mother."
It has always amazed me that we require the clerks at gas stations to undergo criminal background checks but don't hold politicians to the standard. What do you think? Let me know in the comments below.