In the aftermath of the 2020 presidential election, the idea of voter fraud was dismissed as an impossibility. As with most things the left tries to defend, this claim has been debunked with facts.
Marie Beren, a former staffer for Philadelphia City Councilmember Mark Squilla, is facing four counts of voter fraud and a conspiracy charge, among other crimes, the Daily Caller reported. The 67-year-old Philadelphia woman is accused of fraudulently creating or casting votes from 2015-2019.
These charges stem from a broader dragnet that also implicated former U.S. Rep. Michael “Ozzie” Myers in a voter fraud scheme, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer. Myers is facing charges related to Beren’s case.
“Free and fair elections are the hallmark of our democracy,” Jennifer A. Williams, Acting U.S. Attorney, said in a statement. “As such, there is zero tolerance for corruption of the electoral process.”
Last year, Myers allegedly influenced elections while working as a political consultant, though the courts have yet to identify whether it was to a significant extent. He allegedly paid off Domenick J. Demuro, an election judge, to stuff the ballot box for the candidates he was working for in an attempt to sway the results.
Beren and Myers’s cases overlap as they were both implicated in the same scheme. However, they also both committed their alleged crimes in Philadelphia, a city synonymous with corruption and one that former President Donald Trump focused on his accusations about fraud in the 2020 presidential election.
The heavily Democratic city is influential in the swing state of Pennsylvania. In the immediate aftermath of the election, Trump accused the city of corruption and the Pennsylvania government of doing nothing to stop it, Fox News reported.
It’s clear that voter fraud is possible and even happens. While prosecutors are assuring the public that these officials being caught is a good sign, reason should tell us that there are likely several others who never will — and that vindicates everything Trump said.