Democrats continue to insist that voter and ballot fraud is a rarity that doesn’t even come close to affecting the outcome of major elections, yet in 2020 that could very well change as a growing number of legal cases, pending their outcomes, might completely derail that narrative.
According to The Blaze, a Texas-based social worker was recently charged with a staggering 134 counts of voter fraud after she seemingly took advantage of senior citizens at her place of employment, registering people who weren’t even eligible to vote.
Kelly Reagan Brunner, who works at the Mexia State Supported Living Center, is learning the hard way that this is definitely not the year to engage in illegal voting activities. Abusing her position, Brunner registered at least 67 residents of the facility to vote in the 2020 election.
The only problem is that these 67 people are either considered developmentally or intellectually disabled and not able to legally grant Brunner consent to register them as a voter — and that’s according to Texas election law.
“Under Texas law, only a parent, spouse or child who is a qualified voter of the county may act as an agent in registering a person to vote, after being appointed to do so by that person,” Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton wrote in a statement.
Paxton went on to say that not a single resident provided Brunner the appropriate consent, making Brunner’s attempts at gaming the system completely illegal. So illegal, in fact, that she stands to serve up to a 10-year prison sentence depending on how many charges for which she is convicted.
Aside from the obvious voter fraud, perhaps even more disturbing is the fact that Brunner, who is supposed to be a pillar of trust and an advocate for those under her care, completely betrayed the residents she registered and their families.
“It is particularly offensive when individuals purport to be champions for disability rights, when in reality they are abusing our most vulnerable citizens in order to gain access to their ballots and amplify their own political voice,” Paxton said of the situation.
Only time will tell, but it’s not a stretch to wonder how many instances of professionals taking advantage of vulnerable seniors in this election year happened across the country. Brunner was caught, thankfully, but I’d bet good money that there are plenty of other similar cases out there.